Brent Geiberger listened to advice from his father, then won his first PGA Tour title with a record victory at the Greater Hartford Open yesterday.
Geiberger closed with a 3-under-par 67 to finish at 18-under 262 in Cromwell, Conn. That beat the tournament mark of 266 set last year by Olin Browne, who eventually won in a playoff, Stewart Cink and Larry Mize. "It's pretty special," Geiberger said. "I just tried to keep myself calm out there. I was talking to my caddie in between shots. We just kind of talked about other things."
Al Geiberger called his son the previous night, filling up the tape on the answering machine.
"He left a nice long message and he gave me a couple words of encouragement," said the son.
This was not the first time a Geiberger entered the record book. Al was the first to shoot a 59 on the tour. Last year the Geibergers became the first father and son to play in the same PGA Championship.
Skip Kendall shot a 66 to finish three strokes back. Justin Leonard, Mark Calcavecchia and Ted Tryba were four strokes behind.
SENIORS: In Park City, Utah, Dave Eichelberger parred the first playoff hole and won the Utah Showdown when Dana Quigley's three-foot putt clipped the cup and rolled past.
The victory was worth $202,500 to Eichelberger. Quigley had nine birdies in his final-round 64 at the 54-hole tournament. But he hit his par-matching putt on the extra hole too hard.
Playing at Park Meadows Country Club, Quigley shot a 16-under 126 over the last two days, tying a Senior PGA Tour record for the final 36 holes. Hale Irwin shot a 126 in the Vantage Championship in 1997.