Stewart, Connor Cink win Father/Son Challenge with solid finish

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 15, 2013
Stewart and Connor Cink won the Father/Son Challenge on Sunday, making two eagles in their final five holes for a three-stroke victory in the scramble event. Connor Cink, a Clemson freshman who preferred hockey over golf as a teen, put the duo in front with a 30-foot eagle at No. 14. His father capped the day with a 20-foot eagle putt at No. 18, the last of nine consecutive 3s in a back-nine 27. They finished with an 11-under 61 for 22-under total. ''We just hit our stride out there,'' said Stewart Cink, the 2009 British Open winner. ''That back nine was just a blur.'' Steve and Sam Elkington and Vijay and Qass Singh tied for second. The Singhs shot 61, and the Elkingtons had a 63. ''Connor and Stewart were too strong today,'' Steve Elkington said. ''Who would have picked the Cinks to win the tournament starting the week? And here they did it. They did it easy.'' The three-shot victory was the largest in the Father/Son since 2004. The Cinks also are the second team to win in their first start in event that returned last year from a three-year hiatus after the 2008 edition. ''I think it's pretty monumental,'' Stewart Cink said. ''Connor doesn't play golf. We're not talking about a kid who plays in college or has played on various tours. He hasn't played 30 rounds since he was 14 years old. He doesn't play golf, but he's very talented in a lot of his sports.'' Connor Cink played youth hockey while growing up outside Atlanta, and for a time considered trying out for Clemson's club hockey squad. ''After this week,'' he said, ''I might try to hit the links a little bit more often.'' Defending champions Davis Love III and son Dru were fourth at 17 under after a 63. Next came 73-year-old Jack Nicklaus and son Gary, who began the day two shots off the pace but faded with a 65 that left them tied for fifth at 16 under with Curtis and Tom Strange. ''I was relying every time on (Gary), and you can't do that,'' Jack Nicklaus said. ''You've got to be a team. I've got to contribute my part, and I didn't contribute my part.''
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst: NFL Week 2
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest ever players, dies at age 87

Report: Russell Wilson believed to have a sprained MCL

WATCH: Travis Kelce shows off nifty dance moves after TD

Report: Miles fired by LSU; Orgeron named interim coach

WATCH: Allen Robinson does 'hands up, don't shoot' after TD

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jay Gruden sounds off about anonymous locker room leaks

Report: Beckham Jr. one bad penalty away from suspension

Report: Vikings want Peterson to retire in Minnesota

Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

Michigan is now all-time winningest program in college football history

Wisconsin Badgers serve notice to Michigan State, rest of Big Ten

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank among these notable athletes?

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

A 25-year award tour: Celebrating A Tribe Called Quest

YB Box Score: 9/23 - Win totals and the jobbing renaissance

WATCH: Is Anthony Davis the best Kentucky big man in the NBA?

NFL Kickoff: Week 3 - Pity the perpetually rebuilding Browns

Questions from reviewing the Vegas 2016-17 NBA win totals

How James Ellsworth jobbed his way into the heart of the wrestling world

Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank?

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

A 25-year award tour: Celebrating A Tribe Called Quest

WATCH: Is Anthony Davis the best Kentucky big man in the NBA?

A statistical trip thru Vin Scully’s extraordinary career

Questions from reviewing the Vegas 2016-17 NBA win totals

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker