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Saturday, June 14, 2008

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Major Move

by David Shefter   USGA

Brandt Snedeker barely snuck into the weekend by making the cut on the number (7-over 149) and his third-round 68 moved him from a tie for 65th to now a tie for 21st (4-over 217). He could climb even higher before the day is over.

Even if the 2003 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion fails to win the championship, he could earn a few other perks with another solid round on Sunday. The low 15 and ties automatically qualify for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park, and the low eight and ties earn invitations to the 2009 Masters. Snedeker already is in the field for the '09 Masters based on his tie for third at this year's tournament. This is also a Ryder Cup year and U.S. players get double points for their performances at the U.S. Open.

That's why they call Saturday Moving Day.


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