June 13, 2014
Vanderbilt alum Brandt Snedeker shot a second-round 68 Friday at the U.S. Open and is in a tie for third on the individual leader board heading into the third round at Pinehurst #2. Snedeker trails leader Martin Kaymer by seven shots.
Rising senior Hunter Stewart missed the cut by one shot after shooting a one-over par 71 Friday and finishing with a total of 146. Stewart did not go down without a fight however, making six birdies in his final round, including two to close out his round on 17 and 18.
Snedeker, who played in the afternoon on Friday, made four birdies and one double bogey in his second round and is tied with Kevin Na for third. He trails Brendon Todd by one shot for second, and Kaymer, who shot his second consecutive 65 Friday, by seven shots.
The Nashville native will tee off at 2:!4 p.m. CT on Saturday with Na off of the number one tee.
"I'm excited about this weekend, and I can draw on those experiences from the past," Snedeker told U.S. Open.com. "I know the pressure's going to be there, I know it's going to be tough, and I know this golf course is not going to be the same as it was the last two days. Even if we get rain, I got a feeling it's still going to be firmer tomorrow, the pins are going to be tougher than they have been, it's going to be a tough test and that's what you want. So it's going to be a lot of fun.
"Sunday, back nine, we'll find out where everything lays."