Quick hits — from golf to tennis

December 15, 2013 

Father Son Challenge Golf

Stewart Cink and his son Connor Cink walk up to the 18th green during the Father-Son Challenge at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.



Cinks win Father/Son Challenge

At Orlando, Fla., Stewart and Connor Cink, who is a freshman at Clemson, won the Father/Son Challenge on Sunday, making two eagles in their final five holes for a three-stroke victory in the scramble event. Connor Cink, who preferred hockey over golf as a teen, put the duo in front with a 30-foot eagle at No. 14. His father capped the day with a 20-foot eagle putt at No. 18, the last of nine consecutive 3s in a back-nine 27. They finished with an 11-under 61 for 22-under total. Steve and Sam Elkington and Vijay and Qass Singh tied for second. The Singhs shot 61, and the Elkingtons had a 63. ... At Naples, Fla., Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. ... At Chonburi, Thailand, Sergio Garcia shot a final-round 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes and win the Thailand Golf Championship.


Pelfrey returns to Twins

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey has agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with the Twins. He was 5-13 last season at Minnesota after coming back from Tommy John surgery.

College wrestling

No. 4 Newberry wins Midwest Classic

At Indianapolis, fourth-ranked Newberry were led by a pair of tournament champions to earn their fourth straight Midwest Classic title. B.J. Young won at 141 pounds, and Matt Wade was heavyweight champion.


15-year-old wins Orange Bowl

At Plantation, Fla., Francis Tiafoe, 15, became the youngest boys’ singles champion in the history of the Orange Bowl International. Tiafoe, from College Park, Md., beat Stefan Kozlov of Pembroke Pines, Fla., 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-3. It was the first time two 15-year-olds played each other in the singles final in the tournament’s 67-year history. ... In Melbourne, Australia, Casey Dellacqua defeated Arina Rodionova 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 to win a wild-card tournament and qualify for next month’s Australian Open.

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