Saturday, April 29, 2017

Teaming Up in NOLA

by Roz Roberts III

This year's Zurich Classic of New Orleans is trying a new team format this year and Michael Thompson, alongside teammate Tim Wilkinson from New Zealand, have been having success as a duo.  After making the cut on the number (-7), the teammates used Saturday's alternate shot round to make a serious move up the leaderboard after posting a fantastic four under par (68) in blustery conditions.  They moved up 24 spots and are now tied for 8th heading into Sunday's final round.

The final round will be played using a better ball format in which each player plays his own ball like regular stroke play with the better score on each hole being carded for the team.  The weather for tomorrow's round is expected to be bad so play has been moved up to try and get the entire round completed on Sunday.

Michael and Wilkinson will be teeing off at 7:40am CT from the first tee.  They will be playing with the team of Angel Cabrera and Julian Etulain.

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