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GOLF: Landry moves up leaderboard in Ohio

The PGA Tour has reached the weekend during the summer when two tournaments under its umbrella are held.

While Chris Stroud is trying to defend his Barracuda Championship from last year, Andrew Landry is making a big leap in the Bridgestone Invitational leaderboard.

Landry jumped 19 spots into a tie for 27th with three other golfers Friday in Akron, Ohio. Landry shot 3-under 67 and is 3 under for the tournament. On Thursday, the Groves native who now lives in Austin eagled a lengthy putt at the par-5 second hole.

Stroud remained tied for 33rd with a Modified Stableford score of 13, 13 behind leader Aaron Baddeley. In Modified Stableford scoring, eight points are awarded for an albatross (double eagle), five for an eagle, two for birdie, none for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-3 for double bogey or worse.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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