POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2011
Steve Marino is too busy soaking in the scenery and atmosphere at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to get worked up over his four-shot lead going into the weekend.
Marino made only one mistake on the par-5 14th for his only bogey of the tournament. He followed with three birdies over the last four holes for a 7-under 66 and a comfortable lead.
That's just the way Marino likes it, and it shows. He has the low round of the tournament on both courses he has played, having opened with a 65 at Spyglass Hill.
D.A. Points doesn't have that luxury, not with Bill Murray as his amateur partner. Points struggled from the start at Spyglass Hill and was slipping down the leaderboard until running off four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn. He salvaged a 70 and was four shots behind at 9-under par.
Kaneohe's Dean Wilson shot a 69 at Monterey Peninsula to sit in a tie for 43rd place, 11 shots behind Marino. Wilson will try to stay above the cut line today at Spyglass Hill.