AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Brandt Snedeker and Ted Potter Jnr tied at the top. February 09 2013

Another day at the Beach Brandt Snedeker / Gross / Getty Images. Brandt Snedeker and Ted Potter Jnr are tied at the top of the leaderboard at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Both players are at -8 under par for the tournament. Brandt shot a -4 under par 68 at Spyglass Hill, while Ted Potter Jnr had a -3 under par at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club course. Brandt  has played so well this year that he is leading the FedEx Cup standings without having won, Brandt said of his situation; " Keep running into guys who are or who are going to be in the Hall of Fame. That's how you win out here, you keep putting yourself in position, and the more times you do, the more success you're going to have. I'm doing a better job this week of making my way around the golf courses and not putting myself in bad spots and getting out of tough situations very quickly." Ted seems to think it is all about the bounce of the ball, sometimes good, sometimes bad; "It's just a funny game like that, some weeks you play really well and you get the right kicks and everything goes well. And then there are weeks you can still hit the ball well and get the bad kicks." Hunter Mahan, the first round leader lost a stroke on the spongy greens, he went to knock in a short bogey putt on the par-3 seventh hole when the ball moved on him. "It just rolled over in like a heel print or something, I didn't feel like I moved it. I didn't feel like I had anything much to do with it moving. It's just a rub of the green, so had to go back and take a penalty. That was frustrating, because I was hitting it so good." Phil Mickelson didn't feel out of contention although he was back tied for 39th place, he is six shots behind, the same as last year when he went on to win; "I love Pebble Beach. I've played well there and I'm only one good round away. If I can shoot something in the mid-60s, I'll be right there for Sunday's round, which is what I care about."