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Blixt-Smith tandem tops at Zurich Classic


Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday’s four-ball format to move into the lead at the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., which is in its first year of a new team format. Blixt and Smith have a two-day total of 15-under 129 to lead by one over Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay. David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., and Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., are tied for 32nd at 7 under, while Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., and Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton (2 under) missed the cut. At Irving, Texas, Haru Nomura shot a 6-under 65 Friday for a one-shot lead in the North Texas LPGA Shootout. Ariya Jutanugarn is second following a 67 with Suzann Pettersen another shot behind. Alena Sharp of Hamilton is tied for 61st (2 over) after a 74, while Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. carded a 71 and is tied for 67th (3 over).

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