As of 9/26, nine PGA TOUR pros are within four strokes of Lunde, who currently holds sole possession of first place at 17-under-par. Cameron Tringale is the closest competitor at 15-under. Charley Hoffman, Lunde's college teammate at UNLV, is three strokes back at 14-under. Tringale and Hoffman are among eight pros within four strokes of Lunde playing in Las Vegas this week.
Lunde held at least a share of the Kodak Challenge lead for 18 consecutive holes, since posting a birdie on the final hole of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25.
The Kodak Challenge celebrates beautiful holes and memorable moments on the PGA TOUR and challenges players to perform their best on 30 designated Kodak Challenge holes. Golfers must play at least 18 of the 30 designated Kodak holes. The player with the lowest cumulative score on his best 18 Kodak Challenge holes secures the winner-takes-all $1 million. The Kodak Challenge concludes on No. 17 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic on October 23.
TPC Summerlin's No. 16 Last Par 5 on Kodak Schedule
The 560-yard hole No. 16 at TPC Summerlin is the last par 5 of the 2011 Kodak Challenge schedule. Hole No. 16, which was the easiest hole on the course a year ago, provides Kodak contenders with a tremendous late-season scoring opportunity. In 2010 there were 23 eagles scored on the charitable par 5, including one by current Kodak contender Josh Teater. Teater, who is three shots behind Lunde, sunk a 51-footer for eagle during the final round of the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Kodak Challenge Leaderboard (As of 9/28)
Name Holes Played Score
Bill Lunde 20 -17
Cameron Tringale 20 -15
Blake Adams 22 -14
Josh Teater 21 -14
Charley Hoffman 17 -14
Kevin Stadler 20 -13
Spencer Levin 19 -13
Jarrod Lyle 19 -13
Chris Stroud 19 -13
Vaughn Taylor 19 -13
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