AVONDALE, La. — 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 5 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 1-stroke lead.
Cantlay and Schauffele, who trailed briefly during the round, made just one birdie in the first four holes. They eagled the par-5 seventh and began the back nine with four consecutive birdies.
After making par at the par-4 14th, Cantlay and Schauffele birdied the final four holes.