The 48th and final match of 2nd Round play has also just concluded as #11 seed 2009 Stewart Cink eliminates #14 seed 2009 Scott Verplank 4 & 2 in the Sam Snead Division! Only one hole on the front 9 was a swing hole and it was the par 4 418 Yard 8th that Cink won with a par to take a 1 UP lead into the back 9. The back 9 was a totally different story as 5 of the 7 holes played were swing holes of which 4 of those 5 holes were won by Cink. It wasn’t these 2 golfers best effort as they each only carded one birdie in this match. Cink birdied the par 4 11th hole to go 2 UP and Verplank birdied the par 4 13th hole to erase Cink’s 3 UP advantage after 12 holes to 2 UP after 13. Cink won the match 4 & 2 with pars on 14 and 16 while Verplank could only muster bogeys on those 2 holes in defeat.
The 3rd Round Matches are now set in the Sam Snead Division as follows:
#8 seed 2011 David Toms versus #5 seed 2009 Angel Cabrera
#7 seed 2009 Mike Weir versus #11 seed 2009 Stewart Cink