Day and Tringale on song

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Jason Day and Cameron Tringale combined to card a 17 under 55 on day one of the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Thursday.

The duo earned a two stroke lead over defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar following the scramble format at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

“To be able to play the way we did today, it was a good team effort,” Day told athlonsports.com.

“Cam, to go up there and hit the fairway first, took a lot of stress off my shoulders so I could just get up there and hit the driver and get somewhere close to the green gave us a lot of opportunities and Cam putted great today.”

Meanwhile Tringale indicated that that he and the Australian helped each other on the greens.

“We were just reading the greens really well together,” revealed the 27-year-old.

“I think we have a similar approach to seeing lines, so we communicated well. I’d go first and have a go at it. Jason holed some amazing putts on the back nine.”

Friday will see the teams switch to a modified alternate shot format before playing better-ball for the final round on Saturday.

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