Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown nearly won the Zurich Classic last year after Kisner’s stunning chip shot forced a playoff that they eventually lost.

Another good round Friday put them back in contention at TPC Louisiana.

Kisner and Brown shot a 2-under 70 to pull within 1 shot of leaders Michael Kim and Andrew Putnam.

The format switched to alternate shot for the second round, with one player hitting the tee shots on even-numbered holes and the other on odd numbers.

Kim and Putnam made five birdies and were able to recover from a double bogey on No. 5 for a 69 and a 13-under 131 total.

Kisner and Brown are comfortable in the event that switched to a team format last year.

Kisner made a 95-foot chip for eagle on the final hole last year, forcing a sudden-death playoff that they lost on the fourth hole to Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt.

The tournament goes back to best-ball play Saturday. The final round will be played in alternate shot.

Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar shot a 67 to pull within 4 shots of the lead. They made seven birdies, which helped offset a double bogey on No. 12.

Masters champion Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay are still in contention after shooting a 71. They’re 5 shots off the lead.

Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer missed the cut by 1 stroke after making double bogey on the final two holes. Spieth was largely to blame for the collapse, hitting into the water on both holes.

Spieth wasn’t the only big name that struggled in the tournament.

Reigning PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley missed the cut after their second 70.

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka and Marc Turnesa also missed the cut after a 78.

The co-leaders following the first round struggled. Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover shot a 75 to fall 4 shots behind the leaders.

China’s Zhang Xinjun and Dou Zecheng shot 80 and missed the cut.

The teams of Chad Campbell-Matt Jones and Nate Lashley-Rob Oppenheim were tied for third, 2 strokes back.

LPGA Tour

Jessica Korda shot a 5-under 67 on Friday afternoon at the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced to take a 1-stroke lead into the weekend.

The long-hitting Korda had six birdies — three on the first four holes — and a bogey to reach 9 under.

Monday qualifier Annie Park was second after a 66 in the morning. England’s Charley Hull was 7 under after a 68.

Lydia Ko had a 70 to get to 6 under.

Moriya Jutanugarn, the winner Sunday in Los Angeles for her first LPGA Tour title, shot 68 to join Sei Young Kim (70) at 5 under.

Minjee Lee, the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion at Lake Merced, shot a 70 to match So Yeon Ryu (70), Nasa Hataoka (69) and Su Oh (72) at 4 under.

Nelly Korda, Jessica’s sister, was 2 under after a 70.

Top-ranked Inbee Park had a 71 to get to 1 under.

No. 2 Shanshan Feng also was 1 under after a 71, and third-ranked Lexi Thompson had a 75 to drop to even par. Michelle Wie made the cut on the number, shooting 74-72.

Stacy Lewis shot 74-74 to miss the cut.

European/Asian Tour

Matt Wallace shot a 2-under 70 Friday to take a 1-stroke lead into the third round of the China Open.

The Englishman had a two-round total of 9-under 135 on the Topwin Golf and Country Club course.

Tied for second in the European PGA Tour event were American Kim Sihwan (66), Nacho Elvira of Spain (67) and Australian Jason Scrivener (69).