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Finau, Champ Tied For Lead Entering Weekend At Zurich Classic

Apr 23, 2021, 9:23 PM
Tony Finau and Cameron Champ talk over a shot on the fourth green during the second round of the Zu...
Tony Finau and Cameron Champ talk over a shot on the fourth green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 23, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

HURRICANE, Utah – Tony Finau and Cameron Champ, otherwise known as Team Send It, continued their stellar form on Friday in an alternate shot format to be tied for the lead entering the weekend.

The duo, that is playing as a team at the Zurich Classic, began the day one shot behind the leaders after yesterday’s four-ball format.

Today, they continued their remarkable form with five birdies and one bogey to catapult them up the leaderboard. Birdies fell on 2, 4, 10, 11, and 18 while the only bogey came on 12 after Finau failed to convert the 5-foot par putt after earlier missing the green to the right.

“I was really happy with how we played,” Finau said after his round concluded. “We drove it great and made some key putts on 13 and 14 to keep the momentum in our favor and yea, it was a huge round for us,” he added.

The pair have been known on the Tour as two of the longer hittest, which they have excelled at during the Zurich Classic so far. But, they have also been attacking pins and giving themselves great looks at birdie, which more often than not, they have been converting.

On holes 13 and 14, both Finau and Champ were wayward off the tee. But, solid scrambling led to two big par putts which they were both able to convert.

Saturday’s format returns to a four-ball. Both players will play their own ball and the player with the lowest score will count towards the team score.

Atop the leaderboard alongside Finau and Champ the Norweigian duo of Viktor Hovland and Kris Ventura who they will be paired alongside tomorrow. Tee time is set for 10:45 a.m.

 

 

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