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Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith go four clear at the Zurich Classic

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Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith go four clear at the Zurich Classic

By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 30/04/17 12:06am

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith take a four-shot lead in to the final round of the new-look Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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The pair continued their bogey-free week with a four-under 68 in the foursomes format at a blustery TPC Louisiana, extending their overnight advantage.
Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown posted a round-of-the-day 67 to grab a share of second spot alongside Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney, with Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer a further stroke back.

Hoffman and Watney birdied their final hole on Saturday

Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay headed in to the weekend one off the pace but lost ground with a double-bogey at the second, where Smith tapped in for a birdie to move them three clear.
Blixt then drained an 18-footer at the fourth to briefly go four ahead, with a run of 11 pars halted with a close-range gain from Smith at the 15th.

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The Australian then holed a 15-foot gain at the last to maintain their blemish-free card, with Kisner and Brown surging up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch along the back nine.
Reed and Cantlay failed to register a birdie after the turn on their way to a three-over 75, leaving them one of seven teams on 11 under.

Reed and Cantlay sit in a share of eighth spot

Fresh from finding out he had retained his PGA Tour card, Ian Poulter and playing partner Geoff Ogilvy posted a one under to sit in a share of 15th spot
The threat of bad weather has seen Sunday’s tee times brought forward, with the fourball format beginning at 6.40am local time (12.40pm BST).
Watch the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans live from 5pm on Sky Sports 2 and 6pm on Sky Sports 4 – your home of golf

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith take a four-shot lead in to the final round of the new-look Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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