Snedeker Ties for Second in Stroke Play at U.S.
Public Links Championship 7/15/03
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker finished
tied for second place out of 156 players after the 36-hole
stroke-play portion of the 2003 U.S. Public Links Championship
Monday and Tuesday. The U.S. Public Links Championship is
being played at Blue Heron Pines' East Course (par 71, 7,127
yards) in Galloway Township, N.J.
Snedeker, who was one of only four golfers to finish the
two rounds under par, fired rounds of 69 Monday and 70 Tuesday
for a combined score of three-under-par 139. The Nashville
native finished tied with Chris Wheeler (Allen, Texas).
Both Snedeker and Wheeler ended stroke play seven shots
behind Jeffrey Overton (Evansville, Ind.), who tied a USGA
36-hole record at 10-under-par 132.
The 36-hole cut came at 10-over 152 and six players participated
in a one-hole playoff for the final berth in the match play
field of 64. The players' position in the stroke-play portion
of the Championship will now be used to seed the 64-player
match play field.
The second and third rounds will be contested Thursday with
the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds Friday. The 36-hole
final is scheduled for Saturday.
The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, for bona fide
public course players, is one of 13 national championships
conducted annually by the United States Golf Association,
10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
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