Baird Forces Playoff with Kodak Eagle on No. 17 at Open
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Hole #17 at CordeValle Golf Club

Baird Forces Playoff with Kodak Eagle on No. 17 at

Lunde Holds Two-Shot Lead with Two Holes to Go

Briny Baird chipped in for a Kodak eagle from 38 feet out of the greenside rough to force a playoff with Bryce Mulder during the final round of the Open.  Baird’s eagle was one of five recorded Sunday on Kodak Challenge hole No. 17. Playing from the forward tees for the second consecutive day, the par 4 No. 17 gave the pros plenty of scoring chances.  Baird was the only pro to post a Kodak eagle during each of the final two rounds. Baird ultimately lost the playoff to Mulder.

Also posting Kodak eagles during the final round of the Open were Fabian Gomez, David Hearn, Billy Horschel and Marc Leishman.  Horschel had the easiest eagle on No. 17 Sunday after landing his tee shot to just over 8 feet.

Kodak Challenge leader Bill Lunde (-19) was cut Friday.  He leads the Kodak Challenge by two strokes over Cameron Tringale with two holes to go. Tringale fell victim to the third round cut, and consequently did not have an opportunity to play Kodak hole Sunday.

The next Kodak Challenge hole, and the second-to-last of the 2011 season, is the par 4 No. 13 at the McGladrey Classic on October 13-16 in Sea Island, GA.

Kodak Challenge hole #17 at CordeValle Golf Club was the easiest hole at the Open during Sunday’s final round, yielding 5 eagles, 39 birdies, 27 pars.

Kodak Leaderboard
Name                                 Holes Played                   Score
Bill Lunde                                     22                             -19
Cameron Tringale                             22                             -17
Blake Adams                                 24                             -16
Josh Teater                               23                             -16
Tommy Gainey                             24                             -15
Jarrod Lyle                                     21                             -15
Vaughn Taylor                             21                             -15
Chad Campbell                               20                             -15
Chris Stroud                               20                             -15

About the Kodak Challenge Hole #17 at the Open
The 17th at CordeValle is a short, drivable par-4 of 358 yards. The green is receptive to a long shot for the back of it is bowl shaped, causing balls to roll toward the center of the green. The picturesque hole is fronted by a lake short, right by the magnificent Clos la Chance Winery in the back.

About the Kodak Challenge
The Kodak Challenge is a first-of-its-kind competition for PGA TOUR players and fans and celebrates beautiful holes and memorable moments on the PGA TOUR. All players can compete, and all they have to do is play. Players must play at least 18 of the 30 Kodak Challenge holes to be eligible to win.  The player with the lowest cumulative score relative to par wins $1 million and the Kodak Challenge trophy. For more, go to

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Sea Island, GA this week and No. 17 at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic next week.

Bill Lunde (-19) holds a two-shot lead over Cameron Tringale (-17). To catch up to Lunde, Tringale will need to post an eagle this week, or next.  Lunde isn’t playing this week, so we’ll see.

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