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September 30 2011

5:14 PM

Lunde lands Kodak knockout?

Bill Lunde entered this week with a two-shot advantage over Cameron Tringale in the season-long Kodak Challenge competition. The lead is now three.

Lunde, who is grouped with Tringale for the first two rounds at TPC Summerlin, applied even more pressure to his closest pursuer Friday by making a 14-foot eagle putt on the par-5 16th -- this week’s Kodak Challenge hole.

Lunde and Tringale each birdied the hole in Round 1 when Lunde’s 51-foot eagle putt grazed the left edge of the cup before settling inches away for a tap-in birdie. Tringale, who ran his 37-foot eagle putt by the cup before settling for birdie on Thursday, found the left fairway bunker on Friday and only managed a par.

With just three holes remaining on the schedule, Lunde is certainly in the driver’s seat to win the $1 million Kodak bonus previously earned by Kevin Streelman and Troy Merritt. Tringale, currently tied for 9th at 6 under looks like he’ll have two more chances to eagle the 16th and cut his deficit back to two with the same number of holes (all of which are par 4s) left on the schedule.

Here's a look at the three remaining holes on the Kodak Challenge schedule:

 
Dates Event Location Hole Par Length
Oct. 6-9 Frys.com Open CordeValle (San Martin, Calif.) No. 17 4 358
Oct. 13-16 The McGladrey Classic Seaside Course (Sea Island, Ga.) No. 13 4 408
Oct. 20-23 Childrens Miracle
Network Classic
Disneys Magnolia Course
(Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)
No. 17 4 485

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