Cinks secure first-round Father/Son lead

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Updated: December 14, 2013

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Stewart and Connor Cink combined to shoot
11-under-par 61 on Saturday to grab the first-round lead at the PNC Father
Son Challenge.

“We really were a good team out there,” said Stewart. “We had fun. I don’t
know, we kind of fed off each other. It was a really good effort I thought.”

Steve and Sam Elkington carded a 10-under 62 to take second place, while Jack
and Gary Nicklaus grabbed third with a 9-under 63.

“I hope Gary plays pretty much the same as he played today, and I just got to
give him a little bit more support,” stated Jack.

Defending champions Dru and Davis Love III shot 8-under 64 to share fourth
place with Hale and Steve Irwin, Vijay and Qass Singh and David Duval and his
stepson Nick Karavites.

Curtis and Thomas Strange are tied for eighth place with Lanny and Tucker
Wadkins at 7-under 65, while Bernhard Langer and his daughter Christina share
10th with Raymond and Ray Jr. Floyd at minus-6.

The Cinks are making their first appearance at this event. If they go on to
win on Sunday, it would mark the first time since the inaugural tournament in
1995 (won by Raymond and Ray Jr. Floyd) that a team titled in their first
appearance.

“To be honest, as soon as I won the Open Championship it’s the first thing I
thought was, ‘Hey, I get to play in the father-son now,'” said Stewart. “It
was something that entered my mind right away.”

NOTES: First-round leaders/co-leaders have gone on to win this tournament 11
times over the past 15 events. The biggest come-from-behind win came in 2001
when Raymond and Robert Floyd overcame a 4-stroke, first-round deficit,
posting a 61 on Sunday to edge Hale and Steve Irwin by a stroke … The format
of this tournament is a two-day scramble … In order for a father to qualify,
he must have won a professional major title.