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Viktor Hovland/Kris Ventura are tied for the lead alongside Brice Garnett/Scott Stallings after 62s
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April 23, 2021
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Zurich Classic 2021 R1
April 22-25
TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana
$7,400,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Viktor Hovland and Kris Ventura are tied for the lead alongside Brice Garnett and Scott Stallings after firing 10-under 62s in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday.


Zurich Classic 2021 R1

The tournament format alternates between best-ball in the first and third rounds and alternate shots in the second and final rounds.

Hovland and Ventura fired nine birdies in their last twelve holes including a 36-foot putt from Ventura on the 15th and his final 19-foot putt on the 16th.

“Kris decided to heat up his putter. That really helped,” said Hovland. “But I felt like we really played solid golf all 18 holes.”


Zurich Classic 2021 R1

Garnett and Stallings made birdies on eight of their last eleven holes.

“We had a tale of two nines,” said Stallings. “It was nice we didn't birdie the same hole ever, and that's what you have to do. We did a great job of that today.”


Zurich Classic 2021 R1

Behind the lead pairings, seven teams shot 63s including former champions Billy Horschel and Sam Burns as well as Cameron Smith who fired six of his team's seven birdies.

“I'll probably buy dinner tonight after that exhibition he put on,” said Smith's playing partner Marc Leishman. “He's definitely owed that.”



Zurich Classic 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Hovland/Ventura
-10
62
T1
Garnett/Stallings *
-10
62
T3
Bradley/Steele *
-9
63
T3
Champ/Finau *
-9
63
T3
Horschel/Burns *
-9
63
T3
Hubbard/Cappelen *
-9
63
T3
Lee/Stanley
-9
63
T3
Leishman/Smith
-9
63
T3
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel
-9
63
T10
Clark/van Rooyen
-8
64
T10
Duncan/Schenk *
-8
64
T10
Hoffman/Watney
-8
64
T10
Schauffele/Cantlay *
-8
64
T10
Sloan/Baddeley *
-8
64
T10
Watson/Scheffler *
-8
64
T16
Frittelli/Streelman *
-7
65
T16
Jones/Spaun
-7
65
T16
Knox/Stuard *
-7
65
T16
Kokrak/Perez
-7
65
T16
Malnati/Baker
-7
65
T16
Piercy/Bhatia *
-7
65
T16
Rahm/Palmer
-7
65
T16
Stenson/Rose
-7
65
T16
Suh/Ghim *
-7
65
T16
Thompson/Gordon *
-7
65
T16
Tringale/Castro
-7
65
T16
Werenski/Uihlein *
-7
65
T16
Willett/Hatton *
-7
65
T29
Cook/Landry *
-6
66
T29
Homa/Gooch
-6
66
T29
Ledesma/Gómez *
-6
66
T29
McDowell/Wallace
-6
66
T29
Mitchell/Snedeker *
-6
66
T29
Oppenheim/Murray
-6
66
T29
Percy/Chalmers
-6
66
T29
Redman/Ryder *
-6
66
T29
Todd/Kirk
-6
66
Projected Cut: ( -6 )
T38
Gligic/Whaley *
-5
67
T38
Grace/Varner III *
-5
67
T38
Hadley/Martin
-5
67
T38
Hearn/Sucher *
-5
67
T38
Higgs/Gellerman
-5
67
T38
Hojgaard/Taylor *
-5
67
T38
Kim/Hagy *
-5
67
T38
Laird/Taylor
-5
67
T38
Lebioda/Burgoon
-5
67
T38
Noren/Norlander
-5
67
T38
Pieters/Lewis
-5
67
T38
Putnam/Harrington
-5
67
T38
Shelton/Hickok
-5
67
T51
Austin/Mediate
-4
68
T51
Campos/Anderson *
-4
68
T51
Dufner/Bozzelli *
-4
68
T51
Every/Beljan *
-4
68
T51
Holmes/Garrigus *
-4
68
T51
Im/An *
-4
68
T51
Kang/Choi
-4
68
T51
Nesmith/Seiffert
-4
68
T51
Straka/Teater
-4
68
T51
Vegas/Romero
-4
68
T51
Wilkinson/McNeill
-4
68
T62
Dahmen/Griffin *
-3
69
T62
Gibson/Taylor *
-3
69
T62
Hoge/Hossler *
-3
69
T62
Lee/Bae *
-3
69
T62
McNealy/Bramlett *
-3
69
T62
Merritt/Streb
-3
69
T62
Stadler/Wagner
-3
69
T62
Trainer/Hahn *
-3
69
T70
Kisner/Brown
-2
70
T70
Mahan/Haas
-2
70
T70
Morikawa/Wolff
-2
70
T70
Reavie/Glover
-2
70
T70
Trahan/Barnes *
-2
70
T70
Tway/Kraft *
-2
70
T70
van Pelt/List *
-2
70
T77
Aphibarnrat/Atwal *
-1
71
T77
Blaum/Byrd
-1
71
T77
Hoag/Roach
-1
71
T77
Pan/Zhang
-1
71
* Pairing started on the back nine
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