Snedeker, Hahn tied for the lead at Pebble

Snedeker, Hahn tied for the lead at Pebble
February 9, 2013, 6:57 pm
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Brandt Snedeker chips the ball to the second green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Snedeker shot a 4-under-par 68, and is at 12 under for the tournament. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Brandt Snedeker had his ninth consecutive round in the 60s. One more and he might really have reason to celebrate.

Coming off consecutive runner-up finishes to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Snedeker ran off four straight birdies along the prettiest part of Pebble Beach and wound up tied for the lead with 31-year-old rookie James Hahn in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

They were at 12-under 202.

For all the celebrity antics that are part of the Saturday show at Pebble, the lasting image was Mickelson taking a spill on the rocks. He went looking for a tee shot near the ocean on the par-5 18th when his right foot gave way and he landed hard on a rock. He made triple bogey to fall out of contention.