English duo Chris Paisley (left) and Tommy Fleetwood during the first round of the Zurich Classic in Louisiana on Thursday

Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Paisley in contention after opening round at Zurich Classic in New Orleans

  • Fleetwood and Paisley combined in the fourballs for a 10 under par round of 62
  • It was enough to hand the English pair a share of third place in New Orleans
  • Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover shared the first round lead with Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou in Louisiana

Tommy Fleetwood and Chris Paisley combined for an opening round of 62 to sit just two shots off the lead after day one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The two-man team event saw the English duo playing in fourballs on Thursday and their 10 under par total put them into a share of third behind leading pairs Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover, and Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou.

Fleetwood is the reigning Race to Dubai champion while Paisley claimed his first European Tour title earlier this year but both men are still waiting for their first professional wins in America.

English duo Chris Paisley (left) and Tommy Fleetwood during the first round of the Zurich Classic in Louisiana on Thursday
English duo Chris Paisley (left) and Tommy Fleetwood during the first round of the Zurich Classic in Louisiana on Thursday

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