January 29 2012
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Kyle Stanley’s lead dwindled to five strokes briefly when he failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker behind the par-3 eighth hole.
No sweat, though. Stanley bounced back with a two-putt birdie from 20 feet at the par-5 ninth to regain the stroke he lost as he made the turn in 3 under. He’s in command at 21 under for the tournament.
Brandt Snedeker is alone in second at 15 under after playing his first 12 holes in 4 under. Cameron Tringale, who is 2 under through 11, and John Rollins, who is even through 10, are tied, another stroke behind.