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Sunday At Pebble – Trophy For Sneds; Cash For Fritsch

Brandt Snedeker put on a masterful performance at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Sunday on his way to his 5th win on the PGA Tour.  A front nine 32 helped the Tennessee native to a closing 65 and a 19-under par total, two better than Chris Kirk.

While “Sneds” was continuing to assert that he is the hottest player on the PGA Tour in 2013, two Canadians were working on goals of their own at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Mike Weir, playing on a top 50 lifetime money list exemption this year, continued his comeback by making his second cut of the season.  While he had to settle for a share of 50th place, his second round 65 shows promise for the year ahead. He is in the field this week at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.  He will joined by fellow Canadians Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, and Stephen Ames.

Not playing in L.A. will be Canadian rookie Brad Fritsch.  At Pebble Beach Fritsch made his fourth cut of 2013 in five attempts.  Despite two double bogeys on his card Sunday he managed to turn in a score of three under par, 69, and earn a share of 40th place.  That earned him $24,700 and brings his year-long tally to $208,900.  That within $10,000 of what he earned for his entire 2012 Web.com Tour campaign.

Making money is key for Fritsch as the 1st rookie reshuffle of the year is coming up.  With his play so far and few other rookies in the field the next two weeks he should move up slightly in the priority rankings.  That will help him get into more events during the next leg of the PGA Tour season.

Fritsch will now have some much deserved time off including a trip to his boyhood home in Ottawa to drop the puck at an Ottawa Senators game on February 21st against the New York Rangers.