Blixt, Smith Lead at Zurich Classic After 36 Holes

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith fired a 10-under 62 in the second round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana. Blixt and Smith have a two-day total of 15-under and lead the team of Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay by one stroke after 36 holes.

 
There’s a tie for the third spot between the teams of K.J Choi-Charlie Wi and Troy Merritt-Robert Streb. Both are at 13-under-par.

Rounding out the top-5 is a logjam of six teams, including round one co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer. The Texas duo fired a second-consecutive 66 and stands at 12-under, along with five other teams.

The final cut in New Orleans was 7-under, and several of the so-called ‘power teams’ will be flying out of Louisiana earlier than expected, including the teams of Henrik Stenson-Justin Rose (-6), Jason Day-Rickie Fowler (-5), and Daniel Berger-Thomas-Pieters (-4).


Top 10

1 Blixt/Smith -15
2 Reed/Cantlay -14
3 Choi/Wi -13
3 Merritt/Streb -13
5 Stuard/Stroud -12
5 Cejka/Kjeldsen -12
5 Hoffman/Watney -12
5 Spieth/Palmer -12
5 Schauffele/Ridings -12
5 Stanley/Ruffels -12


Notables

11 Dufner/Kizzire -11
14 Hoffmann/Villegas -10
14 Thomas/Cauley -10
14 Stricker/Kelly -10
23 Ogilvy/Poulter -9
23 Matsuyama/Tanihara -9
32 Watson/Holmes -7
32 Grace/Oosthuizen -7
CUT Rose/Stenson -6
CUT Day/Fowler -5
CUT Berger/Pieters -4


Round Two Highlights


Quotables

“Jonas is playing really well at the moment. You know he’s going to make a birdie or par, so I’m just playing aggressive and letting it all fall into play.”
–Cameron Smith

“I think the format is a unique format. Missing the cut is not what we wanted, but walking away from this, I think they’re heading in the right direction with regards to a different format that adds more flavor to the PGA Tour.”
–Jason Day


Just a Tap-in


Last Call

The PGA Tour issued a penalty for slow play for the first time since 1995 (Glen Day at the 1995 Honda Classic). Brian Campbell and Miguel Angel Carballo received a one-stroke penalty during the first round of foursomes (alternate shot).


Leaderboard

POSTEAMSR1R2TOT
1Jonas Blixt6762-15
Cameron Smith
2Patrick Cantlay6862-14
Patrick Reed
3K.J. Choi6764-13
Charlie Wi
3Troy Merritt6962-13
Robert Streb
5Alex Cejka7062-12
Soren Kjeldsen
5Chris Stroud6864-12
Brian Stuard
5Charley Hoffman6765-12
Nick Watney
5Ryan Palmer6666-12
Jordan Spieth
5Tag Ridings6864-12
Xander Schauffele6864-12
5Ryan Ruffels
Kyle Stanley
11Angel Cabrera7063-11
Julian Etulain
11Retief Goosen7360-11
Tyrone Van Aswegen
11Jason Dufner6964-11
Patton Kizzire
14Morgan Hoffmann7262-10
Camilo Villegas
14Danny Lee7262-10
David Lingmerth
14Bud Cauley7064-10
Justin Thomas
14Jerry Kelly6866-10
Steve Stricker
14Freddie Jacobson7163-10
Willy Wilcox
14Brooks Koepka6965-10
Chase Koepka
14Scott Brown7064-10
Kevin Kisner
14Ben Crane6767-10
Ben Martin
14Kelly Kraft7163-10
Kevin Tway
23Brian Harman7164-9
Johnson Wagner
23Geoff Ogilvy6966-9
Ian Poulter
23Hideki Matsuyama6966-9
Hideto Tanihara
23Andrew Loupe7164-9
John Peterson
27Brandon Hagy7264-8
Michael Kim
27Mark Hubbard6967-8
Jonathan Randolph
27J.J. Henry6967-8
Tom Hoge
27Ryan Blaum7165-8
Wesley Bryan
27Dominic Bozzelli7066-8
J.T. Poston
32Ricky Barnes7067-7
Matt Jones
32Graham DeLaet7166-7
David Hearn
32Lucas Glover6968-7
Chez Reavie
32J.B. Holmes7364-7
Bubba Watson
32Harris English7067-7
Hudson Swafford
32Michael Thompson7166-7
Tim Wilkinson
32Ollie Schniederjans7067-7
Richy Werenski
32Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano7265-7
Martin Flores
32Branden Grace7067-7
Louis Oosthuizen
32Andrew Johnston7166-7
Kyle Reifers
32Grayson Murray7067-7
Cameron Percy
43Keegan Bradley7068MC
Brendan Steele
43Patrick Rodgers7266MC
Cameron Tringale
43Blayne Barber7365MC
Russell Henley
43Justin Rose7266MC
Henrik Stenson
43Whee Kim7068MC
Greg Owen
43Steven Alker7068MC
Seamus Power
49Andres Gonzales7168MC
Vaughn Taylor
49Fabian Gomez7069MC
Jhonattan Vegas
49Kevin Chappell7465MC
Matt Every
49Billy Horschel7366MC
Gary Woodland
49Jamie Donaldson7267MC
Tyrrell Hatton
49Ryan Brehm7267MC
J.J. Spaun
49Spencer Levin7366MC
49Rocco Mediate
49Luke Donald7564MC
Jamie Lovemark
49Jason Day7168MC
Rickie Fowler
49Tony Finau7168MC
Daniel Summerhays
49Zac Blair7366MC
C.T. Pan
60Byeong-Hun An7367MC
Seung-yul Noh
60John Rollins7466MC
Shawn Stefani
60Roberto Castro7367MC
Scott Stallings
60Will MacKenzie7466MC
Steve Marino
60Daniel Berger7367MC
Thomas Pieters
60Cody Gribble7367MC
Jim Herman
60Bryson DeChambeau7466MC
Rory Sabbatini
67Sung Kang7467MC
Si Woo Kim
67Smylie Kaufman7665MC
Harold Varner III
67Chad Collins7368MC
Ken Duke
67Derek Fathauer7566MC
Sam Saunders
67Chris Kirk7467MC
Brendon Todd
67Steven Bowditch7566MC
Russell Knox
67Kevin Streelman7368MC
Boo Weekley
74Mackenzie Hughes7567MC
Nick Taylor
74Brian Campbell7468MC
Miguel Angel Carballo
76Jason Bohn7370MC
Carl Pettersson
76Robert Garrigus7568MC
William McGirt
76Peter Malnati7667MC
Mark Wilson
76Trey Mullinax7767MC
Bobby Wyatt
80Kyle Ramey7572MC
Phil Schmitt

Staff

This post was produced by a Pro Golf Weekly staff member.



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