Keeping Score

Ryan Palmer-Harold Varner III duo lead QBE Shootout

Americans shoot 17-under 55 in scramble format to open 2-stroke advantage in PGA Tour exhibition

55: Score, 17 under par, that Americans Ryan Palmer and Harold Varner III shot for the first-round lead at the QBE Shootout in Naples, Fla. In the scramble format at the team event, the Palmer-Varner duo posted 15 birdies and an eagle, at the par-5 17th at Tiburon Golf Club, to open a two-stroke lead. Jason Kokrak and J.T. Poston shot 15-under 57 to stand second among the 12 teams. Lexi Thompson, the only woman in the unofficial PGA Tour event, and partner Sean O’Hair stood 11th at 8-under 64 (scores / tee times).


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