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Berger & Hoffman Reach 20-Under, Lead By One

Round 2 Recap
Round 2 Game Story

Charley Hoffman and his teammate, Daniel Berger, the reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, are among five players competing in this event for the first time.

NAPLES, Fla. -- Charley Hoffman and Daniel Berger had a one-shot lead after Friday's second round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Hoffman-Berger had birdies on the last three holes to finish 8 under for the day and 20-under 124 for the tournament. They led Brandt Snedeker and Jason Dufner and opening-day leaders Matt Kuchar and Harris English by a stroke.

Hoffman-Berger birdied Nos. 2-4, 12-13 and 16-18 to go ahead.

"Obviously, we all want to win," Berger said. "But we just go in there with some low expectations and just keep doing what we've been doing."

Five teams are within five shots of the leaders after the modified alternate-shot format.

Dufner-Snedeker opened the day with three straight birdies, got to 15 under at No. 6, then bogeyed No. 9. They birdied three of their first four holes on back nine before getting more birdies on Nos. 16 and 17.

The final round will be Saturday, with a better-ball format.

 

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The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Four Star Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is renowned for its exceptional personalized service, inventive cuisine and luxurious accommodations, with panoramic views of the adjacent Greg Norman-designed Tiburón Golf Club. The 295-room Mediterranean-style resort, ranked as one of the top hotels in the U.S. by U.S. New & World Report is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón. The course is the host location for both the annual PGA TOUR Franklin Templeton Shootout, held in December and the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship Event, held in November.
About Tiburόn Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club, offering two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, was carved from 800 acres of prime Southwest Florida real estate. The courses reflect Norman’s appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf. The Black and The Gold courses contain a combination of stacked sod-wall bunkers and tricky coquina waste bunkers. Tiburón features a 27,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse with fine dining, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, and a fully-equipped golf shop. The member-only Fitness and Health Club offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a spacious aerobics room, massage treatment rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms and a club room for private functions. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón reflects a strong commitment to enhancing and protecting the natural resources. Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, annually hosts the Franklin Templeton Shootout, the LPGA CME TOUR Championship and is home to the Tiburón Golf Academy and Tiburón Golf Performance Group, featuring top industry professionals in golf instruction, custom club fitting and building, sports psychology and fitness.

Contact

Lee Patterson
Franklin Templeton Shootout
704-553-4790
lee.patterson@gwse.com

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