Reavie shoots 62 to lead Deere Classic by 2 shots

By the Associated Press | July 8, 2011 | 8:29 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Chez Reavie shot a 9-under 62 Friday to claim a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the John Deere Classic.

Reavie found the greens at TPC Deere Run to his liking while making an eagle and a succession of birdie putts, going 8 under during one nine-hole stretch. He went into the weekend at 14-under 128 in search of his first victory since the 2008 Canadian Open.

Steve Stricker shot a 64 to finish at 12 under in his bid for a third straight victory in the tournament.

Steve Marino (66) also was 12 under. Jhonattan Vegas (64), Mark Wilson (67), Brendon de Jonge (66) and Kyle Stanley (67) were four off the lead.