Hoffman-Woodland Tied for QBE Lead

Charley Hoffman and Gary Woodland had the modified alternate shot format down pat in the second round of the 30th QBE Shootout.

Woodland and Hoffman (pictured), from Poway, birdied the last three holes to post the low score of the day, 8-under-par 64, and are tied with Patton Kizzire-Brian Harman and Graeme McDowell-Emiliano Grillo heading to the final round at Tiburon Golf Club https://www.tiburonnaples.com on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Fla.

“We were in a rhythm all day: I hit most of the shots and Charley made most of the putts,” said Woodland, who changed that by sinking a 25-foot birdie putt on the last hole. “Tomorrow we have to be aggressive and give ourselves a lot of birdie chances.”

Kizzire-Hoffman made an eagle on the 14th hole en route to a 66 which McDowell-Grillo matched as the three leading teams finished at 19-under 125 heading into the better-ball format on the last day.

“Two birdie chances on each hole is the goal,” Hoffman said of the final round.

Kevin Na of Diamond Bar-Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis, who were tied for the lead with Kizzire-Harman and McDowell-Grillo after the first round, shot 67 and are one stroke back in fourth, followed another shot back by Luke List-Charles Howell III after a 66, while Lexi Thompson-Tony Finau are one more down after a 67.

Defending champions Steve Stricker-Sean O’Hair and Bubba Watson-Harold Varner III both totaled 67 and are six shots back in a tie for seventh, and Brandt Snedeker-Billy Horschel are one more down in ninth after another 67.

Pat Perez of San Diego-Kyle Stanley and Luke Donald-Andrew Landry both finished at 68 to tie for ninth, while Cameron Champ of Sacramento-Kevin Kisner are last in the 12-team field after a 71.

The tournament, hosted by Greg Norman, started out as the Shark Shootout at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks in 1989.

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