Franklin Templeton Shootout. Matt & Harris Take Over at the Top.

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Matt Kuchar and Harris English take over the top of the Franklin Templeton Shootout leaderboard at -21 under par at the end of the second round in Florida.

Kuchar, English pull ahead

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The second round consisted of Modified Alternate Shot,  Each player hits a drive on every hole and one drive is selected. The player whose drive is NOT selected hits the second shot, and they alternate shots until the ball is holed.

That format suited Matt and Harris, -6 under par 66 today, they have a unique team;

“It’s a unique pairing that way and there’s a decent rivalry, but I think both of us look at it as more respecting each other’s game.”

“We have very similar laid back, easygoing personalities. Just kind of we let that bit slide and just try to play some good golf together.”

“Nice to have a one-shot lead, but that’s no great cushion against guys like Stricker and Kelly that can really do some scoring.”

First round leaders Jerry and Steve are just one shot back at -20 under par, -4 under 68 today, to be in second place.

Jerry explained why they were behind the leaders, length off the tee;

“He was 50 yards past me.”

Steve added;

“There’s just a lot of offense on that team.”

Charles Howell 111 and Rory Sabbatini -3 under 69 today, are tied in third position with Kevin Chappell and Kevin Kisner, -4 under 68, both teams at -16 under par.

The final round tomorrow is  Better Ball, where each player plays through every hole using his own ball.

The player whose score is the lowest on each hole will be the team score for that hole.

 

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