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Snedeker, Potter share halfway lead
Last updated: 9th February 2013
Brandt Snedeker has been in superb form so far this season, and must be feeling a victory is close.
The American finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and to Phil Mickelson at the Phoenix Open in the last two weeks, and again shares the lead with Ted Potter Jr. after 36 holes of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Snedeker added a second-round 68 to his opening 66 to take his total to eight under par on Friday, tied with Potter, who carded a 67.
"I take nothing but positives away from the way I've played the weekend the last couple events," Snedeker told the PGA Tour's official website.
"I know I'll have a lot of fun this weekend, so just try to recreate that. That's how you win out here; you keep putting yourself in position and the more times you do that the more success you're going to have."
Potter bogeyed the last to surrender the outright lead, but can still be happy with his work over the first two days.
He won last year in his rookie season at The Greenbrier Classic, but missed nine out of the 12 cuts going into that, and then missed four out of nine cuts after his win.
"It's just a funny game like that," Potter said. "Some weeks you play really well and you get the right kicks and everything goes well. And then there are weeks you can still hit the ball well and get the bad kicks."
Hunter Mahan, tied for the lead overnight, is a shot back after a 67, tied with Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson (66), Patrick Reed (69) and John Merrick (67).
Two Australians, Nick O'Hern (66) and Jason Day (68), follow a further shot back on six under alongside Patrick Cantlay (70) and James Hahn (65)
World number eight Lee Westwood went round the Monterey Peninsula course in level par to remain on four under overall, while defending champion Mickelson, looking to win successive tournaments for the third time in his career, is two shots back after a 71 at Spyglass Hill.
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