August 15, 2008 02:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Tuesday’s episode of Highway 18 had more twists and turns than a mountain road.
South Florida’s Rual Cendoya and Jameica Duncombe received immunity for next week’s show, while Orlando’s Rob and Charlotte Campbell escaped a strike that almost put them on the brink of elemination.
Because the Campbells finished last in the episode due to not being issued a strike when they should have been, they will start with an extended time penalty at the start of next week’s episode.
There were no eliminations this week which surprised and relieved the players.
Next week Cendoya and Duncombe will not face elimintion either as they finished first this week and will not have to compete in any challenges in next week’s show.
The Start Challenge began this week at the Roberts Family Horse Farm in Ocala. The teams had to hit a wedge shot into a landing area on the horse track before advancing to Daytona International Speedway, 84 miles away, for the Road Challenge. From there, teams raced to LPGA International in Daytona Beach for a dramatic Clubhouse Challenge.
Team Campbell lost time when they didn’t take the interstate to Daytona International Speedway, arriving to the LPGA International in last place, behind Davis and Korzack.
Davis and Korzack were upset when they found out from the host, Keri Murphy that the teams were now off the clock.
The teams split up at LPGA International for a one-hole stroke play competition, where one team member played a par-4 and one team member played a par-5. The teams were assessed penalty strokes based on the order of their arrival, tacked on to the team’s combined score.
Cendoya and Duncombe, who arrived to LPGA International in first, finished in a tie for first place with Jay and Peach Reynolds (Austin, Texas) with a combined 10 strokes.
Team Andy Crain and Parker King (Goldsboro, N.C.) finished in third place at LPGA International, followed by Team Campbell and Davis and Korzack tied for last place with 13 strokes.
Team Cendoya and Duncombe and Team Davis and Korzack won the tie-breakers by arriving to the Clubhouse Challenge ahead of their competitors.
Stay tuned to Highway 18 next Tuesday at 10 PM ET on the Golf Channel, when the teams visit spring break headquarters at Daytona Beach and Orlando’s house of fast breaks, the Orlando Magic’s practice facility. The episode ends with the Clubhouse Challenge at the Greg Norman designed Champions Gate Golf Club.
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