Date: February 11, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Snedeker triumphs at Pebble Beach

American Brandt Snedeker picked up his first title of the year with victory at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday, while Australian Jason Day finished in sixth place. Day carded six birdies in his final round to sign for a 67 and a tournament total of 13-under, six shots behind Snedeker. Snedeker closed with a seven-under 65 to seal a two-shot triumph at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. His tournament total of 19-under was a record score at the event and sees him move up to a career-high world number four. The 32-year-old began his final round in fine fashion with an eagle on the par-five second before carding three birdies in his next five holes. He gave a shot back on the ninth, but three more birdies on the back nine saw him cruise to a two-shot victory. In five starts this year, Snedeker has already secured a win, two second-place finishes and a third and his impressive form has him in a confident mood for the year ahead. “It&aposs kind of crazy what has happened in the last four months or so,” he said. “Finishing a tournament like this gives me a ton of confidence going into the majors.” Compatriot Chris Kirk finished his tournament with a 66 to take outright second place at 17-under, although he never got closer than two shots to Snedeker. Kevin Stadler, Jimmy Walker and James Hahn grabbed a share of third place a further three shots back. Hahn, who held the lead with Snedeker heading into the final round, carded two early birdies, but never really got his round going as he had to settle for a 70. Swede Fredrik Jacobson and American Patrick Reed tied for seventh place at 12-under, one shot behind Day.