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Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele have the largest five-shot lead after 54 holes in tournament history. watch the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Sky Sports Golf; Sunday action on the Red Button from 3:30 p.m. and the Main Event from 7:30 p.m.

Last update: 24/04/22 08:08

Patrick Cantlay (left) and teammate Xander Schauffele shot a 60 on Saturday, setting the 54-hole tournament record at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele shot a 60 on Saturday, setting the 54-hole tournament record and taking a five-shot lead at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

The Californians came close to repeating their first-round record 59 with a 12-under 60 in Saturday’s four-ball format.

South African pair Garrick Higgo and Branden Grace settled for a 63 to sit on 24 under to head into Sunday’s final round five strokes back.

Three teams are tied for third at 23 under, six shots back.

Cantlay and Schauffele caught fire on the back nine, birdying on every hole but one to extend their lead after two birdies and an eagle out.

“Our plan is to have as many birdie looks as possible,” Schauffele said. “If you’re not really in the hole, hit him close to free your partner and let him have a good throw. (Cantlay) did a really good job on the back nine, and it carried a few good fruit.

“It’s the third quarter. We’ve finished three really good quarters here and we’ve got one more to go,” added Schauffele.

Sam Burns and Billy Horschel and Australians Jason Day and Jason Scrivener both posted 63 points in the third round and are tied for third with England’s Aaron Rai and American David Lipsky, who had 65.

Wyndham Clark and Cameron Tringale shot 65 and are only sixth at 22 under, seven shots back.

Watch the Zurich Classic in New Orleans this weekend on Sky Sports Golf.

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