PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Saturday was a day of survival for Steve Marino.
The good news is that he’s still leading the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. His four-shot lead, though, has dwindled to one over Jimmy Walker and Bryce Molder and two over D.A. Points.
Marino, who like his nearest competitors is still looking for his first PGA TOUR win, shot a 1-over 71 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, which is generally regarded as the easiest in the three in the rotation.
Marino started on the back nine and set the tone for the day, unfortunately, with two bogeys in his first three holes. He turned in 1 over but got back to even with a birdie at the second hole.
That burst of momentum was short-lived, though. The last five holes were a roller-coaster ride as Marino closed with an eagle, three bogeys and one par.