Avondale, Los Angeles – Patrick Cantlay and Xander Shaveli played 9 in 8 under 28 and shot 12 under 60 in Saturday’s best ball game to break the record set in three rounds at the Zurich Classic at 29 under the record and extend their lead to 5 strokes.
Cantlay and Shaveli broke the 54-hole mark from 23 under. Jonas Blixt-Cameron Smith and Kevin Kisner-Scott Brown set the 72-hole mark from 27-under in 2017, the first year of team coordination at TPC Louisiana. The final round will be an alternate shot.
Cantlay and Shaveli opened with a 59 on best ball play on Thursday and had 68 on a spare shot to keep the one-hit lead. They set the 18-hole, open-ended, 36-hole, and 54-hole records.
“We’re going to try and do exactly what we did on Friday, kind of plot, play our games, leave each other in good places and try to put in some hits,” Shaveli. “It’s the third quarter. We’ve done a really good three quarters here and we have another one to go for.” ”
South Africa’s Jaric Hugo and Branden Grace came in second with 24 under 63.
“Everything could change in one hole tomorrow,” said Grace, who admitted he was considering not playing because Saturday was his son’s birthday. [Higgo] Being left-handed, some of these holes would fit him well and some others would fit me well, and he worked just fine.
It was Sam Burns, the local favorite who played at LSU, and Billy Horschel’s Under-23 after 63. They stunned with a tough third-tier ninth hole, then shot a 5-under 31 on a nine in the back.
“We just have to go out and hopefully play our top 18 holes all week, and hopefully from there that gives us a chance and the guys have a bit of a struggle,” Horschel said.
Australians Jason Day, Jason Scrivener (63), Aaron Ray and David Lipsky (65) were also under-23s.
Masters champion Scotty Sheffler and Ryan Palmer, who cut the number at 8 under, had 63 for 17 under.
The father and son team of Jay and Bill Haas was 12 years old after he was 68. At 68 years, four months, 20 days, Jay Haas, on his 799th official debut, is the oldest player to cut the PGA Tour.
Cantlay and Shaveli, who were briefly late during the tour, only made one birdie in the first four holes. They eagle the seventh segment and the back nine started with four birds in a row.
After paring the fourteenth par-5, Cantlay split the next three holes and Schauffele split the par-5 into the 18th.
“In shape like today, you’re just trying to hit every hole, and tomorrow you’ll be more patient, tougher, smarter at golf, and that’s something we’re both really good at, so we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Cantlay said.