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Singhs in lead at PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando

ORLANDO — Vijay and Qass Singh eagled the par-5 18th for 13-under 59 and a two-stroke lead Saturday in the PNC Father/Son Challenge scramble event.

Vijay made the eagle putt after Qass hit a 6-iron from 189 yards to 15 feet.

"I always enjoy playing with my dad," Qass said.

The Singhs also had 11 birdies at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.

"Qass drove the ball beautifully," Vijay said. "When he catches the drive, it goes for a ride. He left me with a lot of nice second shots. He actually played well and made a lot of birdies on his own and took a lot of pressure off me. The second shot on the last hole tells it all."

Davis and Dru Love, Lanny and Tucker Wadkins, and Steve and Sam Elkington were tied for second in the 36-hole tournament. Nick and Matthew Faldo, Fred and Taylor Funk, Larry and Drew Nelson, and Lee and Connor Janzen were another stroke back at 10 under.

"We had a slow start," Davis Love said. "We had a chip-in at 16 that really fired us up, and we birdied the last few. It was a great way to finish."

Defending champions Bernhard and Jason Langer were tied for ninth at 63. Jack and Gary Nicklaus were tied for 14th at 64.

"I actually hit the ball pretty decent," Jack Nicklaus, 75, said. "We got off to a good start, but we didn't do a whole lot. Gary wasn't totally on his game and didn't carry his dad as much as I'd thought he would, and his dad didn't respond when he didn't carry me."

PGA: Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker birdied the last two holes in a best-ball format and won the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples by two shots. The team of Dufner and Snedeker finished at 30-under 186 at Tiburon Golf Club. Harris English and Matt Kuchar, who have finished first, second and second the past three years, shot 28 under for second.

Singhs in lead at PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando 12/12/15 [Last modified: Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:47pm]
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