Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr., who are two time major champion, birdied their last three holes for the 13-under 59 to grab a one-shot lead on Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.
Cabrera, who is the champion of a Masters and U.S Open, is making his debut in this extremely popular 36-hole scramble. Cabrera son said for 10 days he had practiced hard and was uncertain about playing front of cameras. But, what helped him and made him comfortable with this fear is watching his father, who made so many putts.
Cabrera said “We paired very well and balanced each other perfectly. During the match whenever I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. And that’s become the key of our success.”
The Cabrera pair had a one-shot lead over father and son pair Mark O’Meara and Shaun O’Meara. They were playing this for the first time.
O’Meara after the end of the match said “My son hit it 58 yards from me on the 18th. It’s a quite easier coming in with a 6 iron.”
On the other hand the defending champions of the event David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied on the back nine in 61 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. They are now trying to become the first pair of father-son team to become the winners of the event after Bernhard and Stefan Langer in the year 2006. Larry Nelson is the one who won the event consecutively for two years but with different sons.
Duval said “I have calculated that tomorrow we have to break 60 to have the opportunity to win, but we don’t deny the fact that strange things happens I have done it myself in the fast. So, I am very hopeful for the win.”