August 29, 2008 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
On Highway 18, halfway through the series, the teams are beginning to wear down and the emotions are running high.
Father and sonteam Peach and Jay Reynolds (Austin, Texas) made their first navigational error and struggled with their golf game on Tuesday’s episode, becoming the fourth team to move one step closer to elimination.
Tuesday’s episode began with teams anchoring a segment for Golf Central, GOLF CHANNEL’s signature news show, at the network studios in Orlando. GOLF CHANNEL’s Tom Abbott served as the judge for the challenge. Tom thought that in the end, the teams realized just how much workanchoring a show really was.
Team Reynolds received the highest praise from Tom, and we’re allowed to leave GOLF CHANNEL for the Road Challenge first. Their lead did not last long as they took a wrong turn and lost ground, arrivingin fourth place at the Nick Faldo Institute in Orlando.
Rob and Charlotte Campbell (Orlando, Fla.) were the first to arrive using their hometown skills to guide them.
The teams were then required to hole out a 30 foot chip beforemoving to the next challenge. With four of the five teams completing the challenge and moving on, Peach Reynolds struggled, taking more than 50 chips before holing the shot. His frustration was evident at this point in the game.
Innisbrook Resort was ninety-seven miles away. It is home to the PGA TOUR’s Transitions Championship, and where the teams were required to complete their selected hole in combined par or better before racing to the finish line.
Upon arriving at the Copperhead Course, Team Reynoldswas shocked when they saw Davis and Korzackhad arrived first and selected the five holes for the teams sprinting to finish line.
Team Crain and King crossed the finish line in second place, with Cendoya and Duncombe in third. It was down to the Campbells and the Reynolds to see who would receive their first strike.
Jay Reynolds struggled on the double dog leg par 5, making par on his third attempt. The Campbells completed their hole first.Team Reynolds’now havetheir first strike in the series.
Photo credit: The Golf Channel