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Snedeker shares Pebble Beach lead

Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM   |   Comments

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Brandt Snedeker, runner-up to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson the last two weeks, shared the lead Friday after 36 holes at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Snedeker shared first place with Ted Potter Jr., with both players having played two rounds in 8-under par. Potter shot a 67 on the par-70 Monterey Peninsula Shore Course Friday while Snedeker posted a 68 at the par-72 Spyglass Hill Golf Club.

Each of the 156 players compete over the three courses being used for the tournament before a cut is made Saturday. Those surviving the cut will play the fourth and final round at the Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday.

Those tied for third at 7-under included Fredrik Jacobson, John Merrick, Patrick Reed and first-round co-leader Hunter Mahan.

Mickelson, the defending champion, was 2-under through 36 holes in a tie for 39th place.

Snedeker finished four shots behind Woods two weeks ago at the Farmers Insurance Open, played at Torrey Pines, and then wound up four shots behind Mickelson last week at the Phoenix Open.

Although he has yet to win on the PGA Tour this year, Snedeker is out front in the FedEx Cup points list. He won the 2012 FedEx Cup and the $10 million that went with it.

Potter won on the tour for the first time last year at the Greenbrier Classic.

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