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Golf: Cantlay and Schauffele extend their lead at the Zurich Classic

The pair formed by American golfers Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele starred in a dazzling third round at the PGA Zurich Classic on Saturday t


The pair formed by American golfers Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele starred in a dazzling third round at the PGA Zurich Classic on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the table to five shots.

Cantlay, Olympic gold in Tokyo-2020 and number four in the PGA ranking, and Schauffele, number 12, signed a tour of 60 strokes (-12) at the TPC Louisiana course in Avondale, near New Orleans (Louisiana).

On Thursday, the duo had already amazed with a card of 59 strokes (-13) in the opening round of this PGA tour pairs tournament.

Cantlay and Schauffele, who had started Saturday with a one-shot lead over their pursuers, combined for an eagle and 10 birdies that allowed them to reach a cumulative 187 shots (-29) before the final day.

Five shots behind are the South Africans Garrick Higgo and Branden Grace, who had 63 shots in the third round.

Third place is shared by three couples: Americans Sam Burns and Billy Horschel, Englishman Aaron Rai and American David Lipsky, and Australians Jason Scrivener and Jason Day.

Ranking at the end of the third round of the Zurich Classic pairs tournament (par-72):

187 – Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay (USA) 59-68-60

192 – Garrick Higgo/Branden Grace (RSA) 64-65-63

193 – Sam Burns/Billy Horschel (USA) 62-68-63, Jason Scrivener/Jason Day (AUS) 65-65-63, Aaron Rai/David Lipsky (ENG/USA) 61-67-65

194 – Wyndham Clark/Cameron Tringale (USA) 62-67-65

196 – Dylan Wu/Justin Lower (USA) 64-69-63, Ryan Brehm/Mark Hubbard (USA) 65-69-62

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