Kelly makes cut at Pebble; Richard Lee contending

Troy Kelly shot even-par on Saturday and it was good enough to get to the fourth and final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Kelly is 1-under par — which was the cut line — after rounds of 73 (at Pebble Beach), 68 (Monterey Peninsula) and 72 (Spyglass Hills). He was one of 15 players tied for 56th. The field’s pretty bunched so if he can go low on Sunday, he should be able to put himself in position to make some decent money.

The field plays Pebble Beach on Sunday. Kelly tees off at 8:45 a.m. TV coverage begins at 10 a.m. on the Golf Channel and moves to CBS at noon.

Another ex-Washington Husky, Richard H. Lee — the former Bremerton City Amateur champion — had four birdies and an eagle for a 6-under 30 on the front nine. He finished with a 66 at Pebble Beach on Saturday and is fifth, three strokes back of co-leaders Brandt Snedeker and rookie James Hahn, who busted out his ‘Ganghahn Style’ celebration after making a birdie putt at No. 16 in Phoenix the week before.

Bellevue’s Lee seems on the verge of breaking through in a big way. He had a tied for 6th at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children’s Hospital in October, tied for fourth at PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to regain his tour card and already has a tie for 10th this season at the Humana Challenge.

And West Sounders who got a chance to check out Jordan Spieth during his victory in the U.S. Junior Am at Gold Mountain during July of 2011 might be interested to know that Spieth is tied for 17th. Spieth is playing his second tournament since turning pro. The Texan missed the cut at the Waste Management Open last week. Spieth and amateur partner Tony Romo, the Dallas quarterback, lead the pro-am division at Pebble Beach.

The PGA Tour’s western swing ends with next week’s Northern Trust Open at Riviera in Los Angeles.


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