Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
(The 26th of 44 events in the US PGA TOUR season)
Avondale, Louisiana                        April 26-29, 2018                                                   
TPC Louisiana                       Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,425    Purse: $7,200,000/$1,036,800 to winnner
Third-Round Notes – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Rounds one and three: Four-ball (best ball) 
Rounds two and four: Foursomes (alternate shot) 
Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 81 degrees. Wind WNW 4-8 mph. 
Third-Round Leaderboard (Four-ball)
Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown                       62-70-64—196 (-20)
Tony Finau/Daniel Summerhays             62-72-63—197 (-19)
Michael Kim/Andrew Putnam                 62-69-66—197 (-19)
Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown
Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, who lost in a Monday playoff in the 2017 Zurich Classic, birdied four of their first five holes in round three on the way to an 8-under 64. The team took bogeys at the par-4 12th and par-4 15th.
Tony Finau/Daniel Summerhays
Utah natives Tony Finau and Daniel Summerhays improved on an even-par 72 in round two (Foursomes) with a 9-under 63 in round three (Four-ball). The team birdied four of their last five holes of the day, Nos. 14-17, to post the 63. They made additional birdies at Nos. 1, 4, 7, 8 and 10.

Michael Kim/Andrew Putnam
Michael Kim and Andrew Putnam made three birdies on each nine and no bogeys in round three, good for a 66.
Kim and Putnam made a double bogey at the par-4 fifth in the second round, the pair’s only score of bogey-or-worse through three rounds.
Brice Garnett/Chesson Hadley
Following a triple-bogey eight at the par-5 18th en route to a 1-over 73 in round two (Foursomes), Brice Garnett and Chesson Hadley birdied the last hole in round three (Four-ball) to turn in an 11-under 61 and move to 18-under 198. They birdied all but Nos. 3 and 5 on the outgoing nine and added four more on the inward nine.    
Miscellaneous Notes
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, who birdied seven of their first nine holes (Nos. 1, 2 and 5-9), made nine consecutive pars on the back nine to post a 65. At 15-under 201, they will begin the final round five strokes back.
The team of Bubba Watson/Matt Kuchar will begin the final round at 13-under 203. Their 5-under 67 in round two (Foursomes) was lower than both of their Four-ball scores in rounds one (68) and three (68).
Scots Russell Knox and Martin Laird are T8 on 200 (-16) with scores of 64, 73 and 63. Also on 200: Chris Paisley and Tommy Fleetwood (62-75-63)
Six Zurich Ambassadors are in the field (in bold): Jason Day/Ryan Ruffels (-11/T33), Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy (-17/T5), Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson (-15/T14), Tommy Fleetwood/Chris Paisley (-16/T8), Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello (MC) and Jamie Donaldson/Ross Fisher (MC).


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