Zurich Classic of New Orleans R3

Oosthuizen & Schwartzel take one-shot lead into final day

Zurich Classic 2021 R3
April 22-25
TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana
$7,400,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.


Zurich Classic 2021 R3

The South African pair have won thirteen times around the world but never yet in the U.S.

“I think Louis obviously played really well in a lot of majors, and we’ve both won a lot of tournaments, and I feel like the more difficult it is, the better we both play,” said Schwartzel. “So the format for tomorrow (alternate-shot) in a way suits us, and if we execute the shots the way we see it, we’ll have a good chance.”


Zurich Classic 2021 R3

They carded a 9-under 63 in best-ball format after firing nine birdies, six of them in their last eight holes, for a 19-under, 197 total.

“It’s going to be tough tomorrow,” said Oosthuizen. “Anyone within four shots of the lead has got a chance with the format that it is tomorrow. The way the wind is the whole week, I think the golf course plays very tough, especially in alternate-shot.”

Seventeen teams are within four shots of the leaders.


Zurich Classic 2021 R3

Australians Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith (63) are tied for second with Americans Cameron Champ and Tony Finau (67).

“Cam is playing great, putting great. I’m feeling a lot better over the ball today than I did the first two rounds,” said Leishman. “If I can play good, Cam keeps doing what he’s doing, I think we’ve got a good chance.”


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Zurich Classic 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Oosthuizen/Schwartzel
-19
63
71
63
197
T2
Champ/Finau
-18
63
68
67
198
T2
Leishman/Smith
-18
63
72
63
198
T4
Hovland/Ventura
-17
62
69
68
199
T4
Watson/Scheffler
-17
64
69
66
199
T6
Bradley/Steele
-16
63
73
64
200
T6
Duncan/Schenk
-16
64
73
63
200
T6
Pieters/Lewis
-16
67
70
63
200
T9
Clark/van Rooyen
-15
64
74
63
201
T9
Garnett/Stallings
-15
62
75
64
201
T9
Horschel/Burns
-15
63
73
65
201
T9
Kokrak/Perez
-15
65
70
66
201
T9
Lee/Stanley
-15
63
74
64
201
T9
Mitchell/Snedeker
-15
66
71
64
201
T9
Noren/Norlander
-15
67
70
64
201
T9
Rahm/Palmer
-15
65
71
65
201
T9
Suh/Ghim
-15
65
73
63
201
18
Werenski/Uihlein
-14
65
69
68
202
T19
Hoffman/Watney
-13
64
74
65
203
T19
Oppenheim/Murray
-13
66
70
67
203
T19
Redman/Ryder
-13
66
71
66
203
T19
Stenson/Rose
-13
65
68
70
203
T19
Straka/Teater
-13
68
70
65
203
T19
Willett/Hatton
-13
65
73
65
203
T25
Homa/Gooch
-12
66
71
67
204
T25
Kim/Hagy
-12
67
71
66
204
T25
McDowell/Wallace
-12
66
70
68
204
T28
Percy/Chalmers
-11
66
70
69
205
T28
Todd/Kirk
-11
66
70
69
205
T30
Gligic/Whaley
-10
67
71
68
206
T30
Hearn/Sucher
-10
67
71
68
206
T30
Malnati/Baker
-10
65
73
68
206
T30
Schauffele/Cantlay
-10
64
74
68
206
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
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