Brandt Snedeker wins at Pebble Beach

Updated: 11 February 2013 08:42 IST

The red-hot Snedeker saved his best round of the week for the final day as he finished with a 19-under par 267 total to beat fellow American Chris Kirk by two strokes.

Brandt Snedeker wins at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, California:

Brandt Snedeker, who finished second each of the last two weeks, busted through for his first win of the year on Sunday, firing a seven-under 65 to capture the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The red-hot Snedeker saved his best round of the week for the final day as he finished with a 19-under par 267 total to beat fellow American Chris Kirk by two strokes.

Kirk shot a six-under 66 for 17-under 269.

The 32-year-old Snedeker entered Sunday's round tied for the lead with James Hahn, who shot a two-under 70 in the fourth round. Hahn finished tied for third with two others at 14-under 272.

Snedeker started quickly Sunday by rolling in a four footer for eagle on the second hole to break the overnight tie with Hahn. At one point he led the pro-am event by as much as four shots.

Snedeker finished runner-up to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in the past two weeks and placed third in the USPGA Tour's season-opening event in Hawaii.

This also marked his second win in his last six starts and his fifth career USPGA Tour win after claiming the Farmers Insurance and Tour Championship last year.

He is the first player since 1990 to follow up two straight runner-up finishes with a title.

Hahn tied for third with Kevin Stadler (65) and Jimmy Walker (66).

Topics : Golf Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods
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