October 03, 2008 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
In an emotional final episode where a member of their opposing team was rushed to the hospital, Orlando’s Rob and Charlotte Campbell arrived at the finish line in Key West and were crowned champions of GOLF CHANNEL’s Highway 18 reality series. As a result of their victory, the Campbells earned more $100,000 in cash and prizes, which includes: $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in travel credit from Orbitz.com, a year’s supply of Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls, and a new set of Titleist AP1 or AP2 irons.
In a dramatic turn of events, the team comprised of Toronto’s Ashley Davis and Ashley Korzack was unable to finish the series. In the episode’s final challenge at Key West Golf Club, Davis suffered from the heat, ultimately seeking medical assistance. She was taken via ambulance to the hospital, where she made a full recovery and was released later that evening.
The finale began with a scavenger hunt through Key West that included stops at famous Mallory Square and historic Sloppy Joe’s Saloon.
Once the teams located their clubs, they raced back to Key West Golf Club for the series’ final challenge: play two holes in a combined score of one-under-par or better. Teams were allowed to advance to the second hole only after posting net even-par or better on the first hole.
The Campbells arrived at Key West Golf Club just ahead of Davis and Korzack, and extended their lead when Charlotte made a birdie in her first attempt. Even with Rob’s bogey, they advanced to the second hole.
Davis and Korzack, meanwhile, took three attempts to record two pars before advancing to their final hole of play.
With both Rob and Charlotte recording pars on their second attempt on the par-3 eighth hole, only one player was allowed to continue. Charlotte accepted the challenge, ultimately recording a birdie on the team’s eighth attempt, taking the pin flag and racing to the finish line.
Davis and Korzack both made par in the first attempt on their second hole. Davis elected to finish the challenge and, despite struggling in the heat, refused to give up. After 18 attempts to make birdie, she could not continue and, ultimately, gave way to exhaustion which required medical attention.
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Photo Credit: The Golf Channel
Highway 18 Information Courtesy: Jeremy Friedman, The Gold Channel