Loves Win PNC Father-Son Challenge Again


Davis Love III and Dru Love duplicated their feat of 2012, but this win felt different.

The Loves shot 16-under-par 56 in the scramble format with the help of two eagles to win the 21st PNC Father-Son Challenge by three strokes over Retief and Leo Goosen, John and Little John Daly, and Stewart and Conner Cink at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to eagles on Nos. 34 and 14, the Loves collected 12 birdies, including five in a row through No. 9, before pulling out the victory with two more on Nos. 17 and 18. They finished with a tournament record total of 26-under 118.

“They are definitely hard to compare, because six years is a long time and we are both different players,” said the 25-year-old Dru, who is trying to make his way to the PGA Tour. “It was a lot of fun and we both played well with all of our family here.”

Said Davis, 54, who plays both the PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour: “We got it going after the first nine yesterday, but I knew we would. Dre hit a lot of good putts and made some putts today. I hit some good shots, too, but I didn’t have to do too much because he played so well. We hit a lot of good shots coming in and put the hammer down.”

The Goosens eagled the third hole and birdied six of the last nine for a 58, while the first-round-leading Dalys birdied five of the first six but could not hold on with a 62, and the Cinks, who won the tournament in 2013, birdied five of the last six to finish with a 60.

David and Connor Toms closed with 63 to wind up five back in fifth, while Jack and G.T. Nicklaus were two more behind in sixth after a 64, and Jerry and Wesley Pate totaled 63 to finish eight down in a tie for seventh with Lee and Connor Janzen, who totaled 64.

Matt and (father) Peter Kuchar shot 62 and wound up nine shots back in a tie for ninth with Jim and (father) Mike Furyk, and Vijay and Cass Singh, both teams coming in at 63.

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