PGA Tour

Safeway Open 2018

October 04-07

Silverado Country Club, Napa, California

$6,400,000

October 04-07

Silverado Country Club, Napa, California

$6,400,000

Round 3

Brandt Snedeker fires three straight birdies to hold on to Safeway Open lead

October 06, 2018

Brandt Snedeker closed with three straight birdies in a three-under par 69 on Saturday to maintain his three-shot lead at the Safeway Open, the first event of the US PGA Tour 2018-19 season.

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As afternoon winds made for tough going on the Silverado Resort course in Napa, California, Snedeker came alive late.

Even for the round through 15 holes after two birdies and two bogeys, he roared home with a three-foot birdie at the par five 16th and a seven-footer at 17.

At 18, his putt from off the green left him a tap-in for his fifth birdie of the day and a 16-under total of 200.

American Kevin Tway was alone in second on 203 after a bogey-free four-under 68. Tway's back-to-back birdies at seven and eight included a hole out from the bunker at the eighth. He added birdies at 16 and 18 to edge ahead of South Korean rookie Im Sung-jae, who claimed the last of his six birdies at the 18th for a 69 that put him on 204.

He was one stroke in front of American Bill Haas, who carded a 67 for 205.

"I knew the first part of the back nine was going to be playing tough, I was just trying to survive," said Snedeker, who kept his cool as his lead dwindled.

"I wasn't driving particularly great. I was just trying to get it up around the greens and make pars and wait until I could get some downwind holes.

"I did a great job staying patient, realizing that I wasn't losing ground by making pars there."

Phil Mickelson, who started the day sharing second three strokes behind Snedeker, had his struggles, including a double-bogey six at the eighth on the way to a two-over 74.

The five-time major winner, who had been pleasantly surprised by his first two rounds after a tough 0-2 performance at the Ryder Cup in France last week, finished with three bogeys and three birdies, picking up a stroke at the 16th but unable to take advantage of the more favorable wind at 17 and 18.

He finished the day in a group sharing 15th place on eight-under par 208.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-16
66
65
69
200
2
Kevin Tway
USA
-13
68
67
68
203
3
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-12
66
69
69
204
4
Bill Haas
USA
-11
70
68
67
205
T5
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-10
70
67
69
206
T5
Adam Schenk
USA
-10
67
69
70
206
T5
Chase Wright
USA
-10
64
72
70
206
T5
Sam Ryder
USA
-10
69
70
67
206
T9
Alex Prugh
USA
-9
66
70
71
207
T9
Harold Varner III
USA
-9
70
69
68
207
T9
Nate Lashley
USA
-9
68
69
70
207
T9
Peter Malnati
USA
-9
68
68
71
207
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-9
67
67
73
207
T9
Troy Merritt
USA
-9
67
70
70
207
T15
Bud Cauley
USA
-8
70
69
69
208
T15
Fred Couples
USA
-8
73
65
70
208
T15
Hunter Mahan
USA
-8
70
68
70
208
T15
J. J. Spaun
USA
-8
72
66
70
208
T15
Kevin Streelman
USA
-8
68
68
72
208
T15
Lucas Glover
USA
-8
69
70
69
208
T15
Luke List
USA
-8
70
69
69
208
T15
Martin Laird
SCO
-8
67
70
71
208
T15
Phil Mickelson
USA
-8
65
69
74
208
T24
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-7
71
68
70
209
T24
Chez Reavie
USA
-7
69
69
71
209
T24
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
69
68
72
209
T24
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-7
67
71
71
209
T24
J. B. Holmes
USA
-7
70
70
69
209
T24
J. T. Poston
USA
-7
66
70
73
209
T24
Jim Knous
USA
-7
73
67
69
209
T24
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
70
67
72
209
T24
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
68
69
72
209
T24
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-7
72
68
69
209
T24
Michael Thompson
USA
-7
69
65
75
209
T35
Ben Crane
USA
-6
71
69
70
210
T35
Brandon Harkins
USA
-6
68
71
71
210
T35
Brendan Steele
USA
-6
67
71
72
210
T35
Brett Drewitt
AUS
-6
70
71
69
210
T35
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-6
69
72
69
210
T35
Grayson Murray
USA
-6
71
69
70
210
T35
Joel Dahmen
USA
-6
71
69
70
210
T35
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-6
70
69
71
210
T35
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-6
69
72
69
210
T35
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
69
68
73
210
T35
Tom Hoge
USA
-6
71
70
69
210
T35
Tyler McCumber
USA
-6
72
68
70
210
T35
Wyndham Clark
USA
-6
66
72
72
210
T48
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-5
72
66
73
211
T48
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
69
72
70
211
T48
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-5
66
71
74
211
T48
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
71
69
71
211
T48
Richy Werenski
USA
-5
67
73
71
211
T48
Roberto Castro
USA
-5
69
72
70
211
T48
Roger Sloan
CAN
-5
67
72
72
211
T48
Ryan Blaum
USA
-5
71
70
70
211
T56
Adam Long
USA
-4
66
72
74
212
T56
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
69
71
72
212
T56
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
70
70
72
212
T56
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
71
70
71
212
T56
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-4
70
69
73
212
T56
Martin Trainer
USA
-4
75
66
71
212
T56
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
71
67
74
212
T56
Ricky Barnes
USA
-4
75
61
76
212
T56
Seth Reeves
USA
-4
72
69
71
212
T56
Tyler Duncan
USA
-4
69
70
73
212
T66
Adam Svensson
CAN
-3
69
69
75
213
T66
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
70
70
73
213
T66
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
70
71
72
213
T66
Harris English
USA
-3
75
65
73
213
T66
Hudson Swafford
USA
-3
68
71
74
213
T66
Max Homa
USA
-3
72
68
73
213
T66
Michael Kim
KOR
-3
72
68
73
213
T66
Sepp Straka
AUT
-3
63
72
78
213
T66
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-3
69
69
75
213
CUT
Andres Gonzales
USA
-2
74
68
-
142
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
69
73
-
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
74
68
-
142
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
69
73
-
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
-2
69
73
-
142
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
-2
72
70
-
142
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
70
72
-
142
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
-1
69
74
-
143
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
70
73
-
143
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
69
74
-
143
CUT
Mark Anguiano
USA
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
USA
Par
76
68
-
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
USA
Par
74
70
-
144
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
Par
70
74
-
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
1
68
77
-
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
76
69
-
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
69
76
-
145
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
77
69
-
146
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
75
71
-
146
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
3
70
77
-
147
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
4
75
73
-
148
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
71
77
-
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
72
77
-
149
CUT
Mark Mulder
USA
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
7
73
78
-
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
9
77
76
-
153
MDF
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
72
68
74
214
MDF
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-2
67
73
74
214
MDF
Kyle Jones
USA
-2
67
74
73
214
MDF
James Hahn
USA
-1
69
71
75
215
MDF
John Senden
AUS
-1
69
72
74
215
MDF
Josh Teater
USA
-1
71
70
74
215
MDF
Sam Saunders
USA
-1
66
75
74
215
MDF
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
69
72
74
215
MDF
Chad Collins
USA
Par
76
65
75
216
MDF
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
Par
68
73
75
216
MDF
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
73
67
76
216
MDF
David Hearn
CAN
1
72
69
76
217
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-16
200
2
Kevin Tway
USA
-13
203
3
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-12
204
4
Bill Haas
USA
-11
205
T5
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-10
206
T5
Adam Schenk
USA
-10
206
T5
Chase Wright
USA
-10
206
T5
Sam Ryder
USA
-10
206
T9
Alex Prugh
USA
-9
207
T9
Harold Varner III
USA
-9
207
T9
Nate Lashley
USA
-9
207
T9
Peter Malnati
USA
-9
207
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-9
207
T9
Troy Merritt
USA
-9
207
T15
Bud Cauley
USA
-8
208
T15
Fred Couples
USA
-8
208
T15
Hunter Mahan
USA
-8
208
T15
J. J. Spaun
USA
-8
208
T15
Kevin Streelman
USA
-8
208
T15
Lucas Glover
USA
-8
208
T15
Luke List
USA
-8
208
T15
Martin Laird
SCO
-8
208
T15
Phil Mickelson
USA
-8
208
T24
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-7
209
T24
Chez Reavie
USA
-7
209
T24
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
209
T24
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-7
209
T24
J. B. Holmes
USA
-7
209
T24
J. T. Poston
USA
-7
209
T24
Jim Knous
USA
-7
209
T24
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
209
T24
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
209
T24
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-7
209
T24
Michael Thompson
USA
-7
209
T35
Ben Crane
USA
-6
210
T35
Brandon Harkins
USA
-6
210
T35
Brendan Steele
USA
-6
210
T35
Brett Drewitt
AUS
-6
210
T35
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-6
210
T35
Grayson Murray
USA
-6
210
T35
Joel Dahmen
USA
-6
210
T35
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-6
210
T35
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-6
210
T35
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
210
T35
Tom Hoge
USA
-6
210
T35
Tyler McCumber
USA
-6
210
T35
Wyndham Clark
USA
-6
210
T48
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-5
211
T48
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
211
T48
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-5
211
T48
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
211
T48
Richy Werenski
USA
-5
211
T48
Roberto Castro
USA
-5
211
T48
Roger Sloan
CAN
-5
211
T48
Ryan Blaum
USA
-5
211
T56
Adam Long
USA
-4
212
T56
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
212
T56
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
212
T56
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
212
T56
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-4
212
T56
Martin Trainer
USA
-4
212
T56
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
212
T56
Ricky Barnes
USA
-4
212
T56
Seth Reeves
USA
-4
212
T56
Tyler Duncan
USA
-4
212
T66
Adam Svensson
CAN
-3
213
T66
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
213
T66
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
213
T66
Harris English
USA
-3
213
T66
Hudson Swafford
USA
-3
213
T66
Max Homa
USA
-3
213
T66
Michael Kim
KOR
-3
213
T66
Sepp Straka
AUT
-3
213
T66
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-3
213
CUT
Andres Gonzales
USA
-2
142
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
142
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
-2
142
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-2
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-2
142
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
142
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-2
142
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
-2
142
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
-2
142
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
-2
142
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-2
142
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
142
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-2
142
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
-1
143
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
143
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
143
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
143
CUT
Mark Anguiano
USA
-1
143
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-1
143
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
144
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
USA
Par
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
144
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
USA
Par
144
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
Par
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
145
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
1
145
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
1
145
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
1
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
1
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
1
145
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
1
145
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
145
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
146
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
2
146
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
146
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
146
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
146
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
2
146
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
146
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
3
147
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
147
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
3
147
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
4
148
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
4
148
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
149
CUT
Mark Mulder
USA
5
149
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
7
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
9
153
MDF
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
214
MDF
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-2
214
MDF
Kyle Jones
USA
-2
214
MDF
James Hahn
USA
-1
215
MDF
John Senden
AUS
-1
215
MDF
Josh Teater
USA
-1
215
MDF
Sam Saunders
USA
-1
215
MDF
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
215
MDF
Chad Collins
USA
Par
216
MDF
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
Par
216
MDF
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
216
MDF
David Hearn
CAN
1
217