Published: Saturday February 9, 2013 MYT 9:35:00 AM
Updated: Saturday February 9, 2013 MYT 12:58:07 PM
Snedeker, Potter share lead at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, California: Ted Potter opened with an eagle on his way to firing a three-under par 67 Friday to share the lead with Brandt Snedeker after the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Snedeker, a runner-up the past two weeks, and Potter stood on eight-under 134 after 36 holes at the $6.5 million US PGA event, which is played over three different northern California courses near the Pacific Ocean.
Potter, a 29-year-old American who won his first PGA title last year at the Greenbrier Classic, fired a five-under 67 on Thursday at par-72 Pebble Beach and then backed it up with a solid round Friday at the par-70 Monterrey Peninsula Shore course.
Starting on the back nine, Potter eagled the par-5 10th hole but took back-to-back bogeys at the 14th and 15th.
He answered with two sets of back-to-back birdies, the first brace at the second and third and the other at the par-5 sixth and par-3 seventh. He closed with a bogey at nine.
Snedeker opened with a 66 at the Shore on Thursday and followed with a bogey-free 4-under 68 on Friday at par-72 Spyglass Hill.
Also starting on the 10th tee, Snedeker birdied the par-3 12th and par-5 14th then added back-to-back birdies at the par-5 seventh and par-4 eighth.
A quartet of players were at 7-under. John Merrick posted a 67 at the Shore, where Hunger Mahan carded a 69.
Sweden's Fredrik Jacobsen got to 7-under with a superb six-under 66 at Pebble Beach. He teed off on 10 and his seven birdies included four in a row from 15-18.
Patrick Reed posted a 69 at Pebble Beach that included three birdies without a bogey. - AFP
Leading scores on Friday after the second round of the US PGA Tour's $6.5 million Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links, par-70 Monterey Peninsula Country Club, par-72 Spyglass Hill Country Club (USA unless noted):
134 - Ted Potter 67-67, Brandt Snedeker 66-68 7-under
135 - John Merrick 68-67, Hunter Mahan 66-69
137 - Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 71-66, Patrick Reed 68-69 6-under
136 - Patrick Cantlay 66-70, Nick O'Hern (AUS) 70-66, James Hahn 71-65, Jason Day (AUS) 68-68 5-under
137 - Russell Knox (SCO) 64-73, Sean O'Hair 70-67, Matt Every 67-70
139 - Chris Kirk 71-68, Justin Hicks 71-68, Retief Goosen (RSA) 71-68 4-under
138 - Pat Perez 69-69, Ryuji Imada (JPN) 65-73, Kevin Streelman 69-69, Kevin Sutherland 70-68, Luke Guthrie 68-70, Kevin Stadler 69-69, Lee Westwood (ENG) 68-70, Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) 67-71
140 - Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 69-71, Alistair Presnell (AUS) 68-72, Bob Estes 69-71, Kevin Na 68-72, Seung-Yul Noh (KOR) 67-73 - AFP