Here’s a Kodak Challenge update from the morning wave Thursday at the Viking Classic:
-- Lee Janzen and John Senden each posted birdies this morning on No. 18, this week’s Kodak Challenge hole , to join Troy Merritt in second place in the Kodak Challenge standings at 12 under. Senden narrowly missed carding an eagle with his 62-footer sliding a few feet past the hole.
-- Nicholas Thompson took advantage of the Kodak Challenge scoring rules to move up two strokes to 11-under with a birdie this morning. The Kodak Challenge records a player’s best 18 Kodak Challenge holes scores, but once a player has played more than 18 holes subsequent holes provide the opportunity to replace bogeys and pars on their Kodak Challenge scorecards with birdies. This can create a one, two, or even three-shot swing in a player’s score on just one hole.
-- Kodak Challenge contenders Troy Merritt, Tim Petrovic and Carl Pettersson will get a crack at the Kodak Challenge hole this afternoon. -- Chuck Beeler