Irwin, son close with 11-under 61

Updated: December 7, 2003, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hale and Steve Irwin closed with an 11-under 61 to hold off a late scare from Jack and Jackie Nicklaus and win the Father-Son Challenge on Sunday.

The Irwins, a runner-up three times in this tournament, made birdie on two of the last three holes in a scramble format and finished at 21-under 123. They won $200,000 and the Willie Park Trophy.

''After coming so close several times, we're happy to finally win this,'' Hale Irwin said.

The Nicklauses each ...

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