Zurich Classic of New Orleans R2

Hovland & Ventura tied for lead with Champ & Finau

Zurich Classic 2021 R2
April 22-25
TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana
$7,400,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Viktor Hovland and Kris Ventura shot a 3-under 69 in alternate-shot play in windy conditions on Friday to retain a share of the lead at 13-under 131.


Zurich Classic 2021 R2

“Just having fun, and obviously we don’t get to do this very often,” said Ventura. “We’re playing some good golf, and the course we both like, so it’s just one of those things where we’re comfortable playing out here.”

The duo birdied five holes but shot an unfortunate double bogey at the 16th after Hovland’s approach from a bunker found the water.

“It was my fault,” said Ventura. “We tried to hit the fairway with an iron and I hit it in that bunker. I wasn’t the best teammate.”


Zurich Classic 2021 R2

Tony Finau and Cameron Champ shot a 68 to join them in the lead.

“We knew today with the wind and just the format in general it was going to be a grind, and that’s what we did, especially coming down the last nine holes,” said Finau. “We just kind of grinded it out.”


Zurich Classic 2021 R2

Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose made seven birdies and three bogeys for a 68 and are tied for third place alongside Bubba Watson and Scottie Scheffler at 11-under.

“A problem shared is a problem halved in this format for sure,” said Rose. “But Henrik was a rock today. I was kind of looking at it in terms of I don’t think he made one mistake that led to us dropping a shot really. It was pretty fun just to have someone that was so solid today. He pulled his weight.”


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Zurich Classic 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Champ/Finau
-13
63
68
131
T1
Hovland/Ventura *
-13
62
69
131
T3
Stenson/Rose *
-11
65
68
133
T3
Watson/Scheffler
-11
64
69
133
T5
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel *
-10
63
71
134
T5
Werenski/Uihlein
-10
65
69
134
T7
Kokrak/Perez *
-9
65
70
135
T7
Leishman/Smith *
-9
63
72
135
T9
Bradley/Steele
-8
63
73
136
T9
Horschel/Burns
-8
63
73
136
T9
McDowell/Wallace *
-8
66
70
136
T9
Oppenheim/Murray *
-8
66
70
136
T9
Percy/Chalmers *
-8
66
70
136
T9
Rahm/Palmer *
-8
65
71
136
T9
Todd/Kirk *
-8
66
70
136
T16
Duncan/Schenk
-7
64
73
137
T16
Garnett/Stallings
-7
62
75
137
T16
Homa/Gooch *
-7
66
71
137
T16
Lee/Stanley *
-7
63
74
137
T16
Mitchell/Snedeker
-7
66
71
137
T16
Noren/Norlander *
-7
67
70
137
T16
Pieters/Lewis *
-7
67
70
137
T16
Redman/Ryder
-7
66
71
137
T24
Clark/van Rooyen *
-6
64
74
138
T24
Gligic/Whaley
-6
67
71
138
T24
Hearn/Sucher
-6
67
71
138
T24
Hoffman/Watney *
-6
64
74
138
T24
Kim/Hagy
-6
67
71
138
T24
Malnati/Baker *
-6
65
73
138
T24
Schauffele/Cantlay
-6
64
74
138
T24
Straka/Teater *
-6
68
70
138
T24
Suh/Ghim
-6
65
73
138
T24
Willett/Hatton
-6
65
73
138
CUT
Frittelli/Streelman
-5
CUT
Higgs/Gellerman
-5
CUT
Hojgaard/Taylor
-5
CUT
Hubbard/Cappelen
-5
CUT
Jones/Spaun
-5
CUT
Laird/Taylor
-5
CUT
McNealy/Bramlett
-5
CUT
Merritt/Streb
-5
CUT
Tringale/Castro
-5
CUT
Grace/Varner III
-4
CUT
Nesmith/Seiffert
-4
CUT
Piercy/Bhatia
-4
CUT
Reavie/Glover
-4
CUT
Sloan/Baddeley
-4
CUT
Tway/Kraft
-4
CUT
Im/An
-3
CUT
Kang/Choi
-3
CUT
Lebioda/Burgoon
-3
CUT
Shelton/Hickok
-3
CUT
Thompson/Gordon
-3
CUT
Campos/Anderson
-2
CUT
Cook/Landry
-2
CUT
Dufner/Bozzelli
-2
CUT
Knox/Stuard
-2
CUT
Ledesma/Gómez
-2
CUT
Pan/Zhang
-2
CUT
Vegas/Romero
-2
CUT
van Pelt/List
-2
CUT
Hoge/Hossler
-1
CUT
Kisner/Brown
-1
CUT
Wilkinson/McNeill
-1
CUT
Austin/Mediate
E
CUT
Blaum/Byrd
E
CUT
Dahmen/Griffin
E
CUT
Hadley/Martin
E
CUT
Holmes/Garrigus
E
CUT
Lee/Bae
E
CUT
Putnam/Harrington
E
CUT
Gibson/Taylor
1
CUT
Every/Beljan
2
CUT
Trahan/Barnes
2
CUT
Mahan/Haas
3
CUT
Morikawa/Wolff
3
CUT
Stadler/Wagner
4
CUT
Trainer/Hahn
5
CUT
Aphibarnrat/Atwal
6
CUT
Hoag/Roach
6
* Pairing started on the back nine
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