Daily Wrap-up: PNC Father/Son Challenge, Rd. 1December 14, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Stewart Cink and son Connor birdied three of the last five holes Saturday for an 11-under 61 and a one-stroke lead in the PNC Father/Son Challenge.
Stewart Cink made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final at Grande Lakes in the scramble event.
"We were a really good team out there," Stewart Cink said. "We had fun and fed off each other. This was a good time for us to spend together and it turned out today was a really good day of chemistry."
Steve and Sam Elkington were second.
Jack and Gary Nicklaus shot 63. The 73-year-old Jack Nickaus made a 10-foot birdie putt at No. 18.
"I helped (on) a hole!" Nicklaus said.
Defending champions Davis Love III and son Dru were another shot after a 64, tied with Vijay and Qass Singh, Hale and Steve Irwin and David Duval and stepson Dean Karavites.
1. Stewart/Conner Cink 29-32—61
2. Steve/Sam Elkington 30-32—62
3. Jack/Gary Nicklaus 32-31—63
4. David Duval/Dean Karavites 32-32—64
Vijay/Qass Singh 31-33—64
Hale/Steve Irwin 30-34—64
Davis/Dru Love III 31-33—64
8. Curtis/Thomas Strange 33-32--65
Lanny/Tucker Wadkins 32-33--65
10. Bernhard/Christina Langer 34-32—66
Raymond/Ray Jr. Floyd 34-32--66
12. Sandy/James Lyle 35-32—67
Nick/Matthew Faldo 33-34—67
Larry/Drew Nelson 33-34--67
15.Lee/Connor Janzen 33-35--68
Mark/Shaun O’Meara 32-36--68
Dave/Dave Stockton, Jr. 37-31—68
18.Fuzzy Zoeller/Gretchen Chappo 35-35--70
Lee/Daniel Trevino 36-34--70
20.Nick/Greg Price 35-37--72
First-round leaders/co-leaders have gone on to win this tournament 11 times over the previous 15 events. The biggest come-from-behind victory came in 2001 when Raymond/Robert Floyd trailed by four strokes after Day 1 and posted a 61 on Sunday to edge Hale/Steve Irwin by a stroke.
This year marks the first time Stewart/Connor Cink and Nick/Greg Price have played in the PNC Father-Son Challenge. Should the Cinks go on and win tomorrow, it would mark the first time since the inaugural event in 1995 (won by Raymond/Raymond Jr. Floyd) that a team won in their first appearance.