Charley Hoffman, Ryan Palmer set 36-hole mark, up 2 in QBE Shootout

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NAPLES, Fla. — Charley Hoffman Ryan PalmerSaturdays 10 birdies in modified alternate shot resulted in a 10-under-62. This was the QBE Shootout record for 36 holes. It also gave the QBE Shootout a 2-shot lead going into the final day.

Hoffman and Palmer were teammates for the first, finishing at 26-under-118. That broke the record by 1 shot previously held by Palmer and Hoffman. Harris English Matt Kuchar2020 Jason Day Cameron Tringale2014.

Hoffman and Palmer led by 2 strokes over Tom Hoge Sahith TheegalaBoth were playing the unofficial event in their first ever. They combined for a score of 60 at Tiburon Golf Club.

Modified alternate shot is where both players hit tee shots. Then they alternate shots for the rest of their round. The final round will feature four balls.

English and Kuchar have won the QBE Shootout together three times. They also had a combined 62 and were 4 strokes behind Day and Billy Horschel, who scored 61. This is the same score they got in the scramble format.

The field was 9 shots behind the LPGA players. Nelly Korda Denny McCarthyScored 67, which is the same as Lexi Thompson Maverick McNealy. McCarthy and Korda made a double bogey at No. 11 and then played their final six holes at 7-under par.

Six of the 12 teams scored 65 or lower in modified alternate shots.

We were in a pretty good groove. Hoffman said that we were giving ourselves birdie chances, and we were hitting most of them in. The truth is, we were just doing our best. Although we were disappointed with the scores, it was clear that there were still birds out there. We tried to get in on them and did a decent job.

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