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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 12, 2006

Two tied atop Pebble Beach

Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Arron Oberholser wants to forget his last time in contention at Pebble Beach.

Mike Weir embraces his memories.

After three days on the Monterey Peninsula, Weir and Oberholser were far atop the leaderboard yesterday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, six shots clear of anyone else, both eager to leave with different results.

Oberholser sailed through cool, breezy Pebble Beach at 6-under 66 and gave himself a shot at redemption. Two years ago, he was tied with Vijay Singh going into the final round and stumbled to a 76.

"Those days are behind me," Oberholser said.

Weir saw Oberholser at 17-under 199 when he walked up to the 18th green at Spyglass Hill, then holed a 20-foot putt with 2 feet of break for a 69 to join him in the lead at 17-under 199. The Canadian has finished in the top 10 five of the past six years at Pebble Beach, and no worse than fourth the last three times.

"I've been close," Weir said. "I've played good rounds on Sunday, but not quite good enough. I've always played well at Pebble, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Luke Donald had a 71 at Poppy Hills and was at 11-under 205.

Castle High alum Dean Wilson shot even-par 72 at Spyglass and was in a group of 11 at 210. Punahou alum Parker McLachlin, a Nationwide Tour regular playing on a sponsor's exemption, was another shot back at 211 after a 71 at Pebble Beach.