Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Golf

Lanny and Tucker Wadkins win Father/Son Challenge

ORLANDO — Lanny and Tucker Wadkins won the Father/Son Challenge on Sunday with eagle on the first hole of a four-team playoff.

Tucker made the 40-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. The 23-year-old former University of Arizona player works in investor relations.

"Tucker hit a spectacular tee shot, one of the best he's hit all week," Lanny, 66, said. "He hit 4-iron, I hit 5-wood. I got it a little closer. He made a 40-footer. I'll remember what he did in making that putt."

The Wadkinses closed with 9-under 63 to match Davis and Dru Love, Larry and Drew Nelson, and Fred and Taylor Funk at 20 under in the scramble tournament.

The Nelsons and Funks shot 62, and the Loves had 63, with all four teams birdieing the 18th in regulation.

"We never really made a lot of putts all week," Davis Love said. "Tucker and Lanny made a lot of putts. … That's what you have to do to win."

Lanny made a 12-foot birdie on No. 18 in regulation. "Dad's still got a little bit left," Lanny said.

Bernhard and Jason Langer, last year's winners, tied for seventh at 18 under after shooting 63.

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