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GOLF: Stroud moves into tie for seventh at Barracuda

Chris Stroud doubled his score at the Barracuda Championship, and in this golf tournament, it’s a good thing.

Stroud, originally of Groves, shot a 13 under the Modified Stableford scoring format and moved up 26 spots into a tie for seventh at the Reno, Nevada, tournament, he won a year ago.

Modified Stableford scoring rewards golfers for staying under par on each hole. Stroud birdied eight times against one double bogey, meaning he earned two points for each birdie but lost three after shooting a 6 on the par-4 ninth.

Eight points are awarded for an albatross, or double eagle, five for an eagle, none for par and minus-1 for bogey.

Stroud shot a 7 on Thursday and 6 on Friday.

At the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, another Groves native was going in a different direction.

Andrew Landry fell 22 spots into a tie for 49th after shooting 74 Saturday. He stands at 1-over 211 for the tournament.

Landry struggled with four bogeys and double-bogeyed the third hole. He birdied the second and 13th.

Tiger Woods slid from the top 10 into a tie for 28th with Phil Mickelson, who fell from 16. Both are at 3-under 207.

Justin Thomas holds a three-shot lead at 196 over Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

The Barracuda Championship will air from 5-8 tonight on Golf Channel. The Bridgestone Invitational will air from 1-5 p.m. today on CBS (KFDM-6).

— I.C. Murrell

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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