Wi leads after 36 holes at Pebble Beach


In search of his first PGA Tour win, Charlie Wi leads the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by three shots over Dustin Johnson.

Wi, who is making his 163rd PGA Tour start, shot 3-under 69 at Pebble Beach on Friday to get to 12 under for 36 holes. Two-time event winner Dustin Johnson shot even-par 72 at Spyglass Hill to trail by three.

Four players are tied for third on 8 under, including Brian Gay, Vijay Singh, Danny Lee and Brendon Todd. Todd has four holes left to play in his round.

Ten players are another shot back, all tied for eighth. Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Kevin Na, Ken Duke, Hunter Mahan, Josh Teater, Brian Harman, Greg Owen, Jason Kokrak and Joseph Bramlett comprise the group trailing by five shots. Bramlett, Harrington and Duke are yet to finish their rounds.

Tiger Woods is part of a group of four players trailing Wi by a half-dozen on 6 under. Woods shot 2-under 68 at Monterey Peninsula CC’s Shore Course on Friday, while Mickelson shot 65 on the same course.

Defending champion D.A. Points is at 5 under after matching Mickelson’s 65 at Monterey Peninsula.