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October 6 2011

3:08 PM

Kodak: Tringale not out of it yet

With three events to go, Bill Lunde has a three-shot lead over Cameron Tringale in the Kodak Challenge, a $1 million competition showcasing some of the best holes the PGA TOUR has to offer. That lead may not be as insurmountable as it seems. Lunde, whose current top-18 scores Kodak Challenge are 17 birdies and an eagle, can only improve his number with an eagle on one of the final three holes. A birdie changes nothing for Lunde. Conversely, Tringale’s 18 scores are made up of 16 birdies and two pars. His two pars that can be replaced by birdies or better, which gives him room to move up. Should Tringale get an eagle this week and a birdie in one of the next two weeks, he would tie Lunde and force a Kodak Challenge playoff for the second consecutive year. This week is the key. Lunde could all but wrap up the $1 million with an eagle, or if Tringale does not eagle the 358-yard par-4 17th at CordeValle. That hole surrendered nine eagles last season during the weekend with teeboxes moved up. Following this week’s hole are two par 4s of 408 and 485 yards in length to close out the Kodak Challenge season. With birdies not helping Lunde, and not being enough for Tringale to catch the leader, this week’s eagle opportunity could have a major impact on who will feel they had a picture perfect Kodak Challenge run. Click here for more on the Kodak Challenge
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