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Snedeker enjoying the ride, leads Buick by three

Snedeker enjoying the ride, leads Buick by three

Another day, another first and another day in first place for wide-eyed PGA Tour rookie Brandt Snedeker.
As he walked up the 18th fairway on Torrey Pines South, Snedeker said he was taken aback by the ovation he received from the thousands of spectators who were seated in corporate grandstands and lining the cartpath outside the ropes.
That was the first. He said he "felt like Tiger Woods," for a day.
"It's something I can't explain to y'all," Snedeker said in the media interview room after shooting a 2-under-par 70, increasing his lead to three shots after Friday's second round of the Buick Invitational. "My arm hair is standing up, my neck hair is standing up. They were just going crazy. It was awesome.
"And for somebody like me, who they don't have a clue in the world who I am, it's an unbelievable feeling. It's probably the highlight of my life so far."
Snedeker, 26, a former Vanderbilt star who earned his card by finishing ninth on the Nationwide Tour money list last year, seized the lead Thursday with a course record-tying 61 on the North Course. Despite shooting nine shots higher Friday on the more difficult South Course, he increased his lead from two to three shots.
Only the names of his closest pursuers changed Friday. Charles Howell III rocketed from a 59th-place tie to second by shooting an 8-under 64 on the North, and there is now a three-way tie for third at 9 under between Bill Haas (66 on the North), Rich Beem (68 on the South) and Charlie Wi (72 on the South). Woods was in a tie for 11th place at 6 under.


Updated : 2021-04-15 05:06 GMT+08:00