Cantlay, Schauffele shatter 54-hole mark, take 5-shot lead

Zurich Classic Golf
Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-23 20:11:53-04

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele played the back nine in 8-under 28 and shot a 12-under 60 in best-ball play Saturday to shatter the Zurich Classic three-round record at 29 under and stretch their lead to five strokes.

Cantlay and Schauffele broke the 54-hole mark of 23 under. Jonas Blixt-Cameron Smith and Kevin Kisner-Scott Brown set the 72-hole mark of 27 under in 2017, the first-year of the team format at TPC Louisiana. The final round will be alternate shot.

Cantlay and Schauffele opened with a tournament-record 59 in best-ball play Thursday and had a 68 in alternate shot to maintain a one-stroke lead. The South African tandem of Garrick Higgo and Branden Grace were second at 24 under after a 63.