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The Tour Report

February 8 2013

4:44 PM

Potter opens one-stroke lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Ted Potter probably had an inkling Friday would be a good day when he eagled the 10th hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club with his third shot of the round.

Even so, the second-year TOUR pro didn't really get going things going until his final nine holes after giving those two early strokes gained back with bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15. That 31 on the front side, though, moved Potter into a one-stroke lead at 8 under when he polished off that 67.

Potter only had one top-10 in his rookie season -- but it was a big one when he won the 2012 Greenbrier Classic.  He's coming off his best finish in three starts this year, a tie for 24th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Fredrik Jacobsen had the low round of the day when he finished, though. The 66 he shot at Pebble Beach propelled the Swede to 7 under and tied wih John Merrick, Nick O'Hern and Hunter Mahan. All three are playing their final nine holes at Monterey Peninsula.