Golf: Brandt Snedeker and Zac Blair in tie for lead at Sony Open in Hawaii

Golfer Brandt Snedeker plays his shot in the Sony Open In Hawaii on Jan 16, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Golfer Brandt Snedeker plays his shot in the Sony Open In Hawaii on Jan 16, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.PHOTO: AFP

HONOLULU (REUTERS) - Brandt Snedeker missed birdie putts from 12 feet on the last two holes and had to settle for a share of the lead with fellow American Zac Blair after the third round of the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday.

Widely known as one of the best putters in the game, Snedeker finished with a flawless four-under 66 on a calm afternoon at Waialae Country Club to post a 16-under total of 194 in pursuit of his eighth PGA Tour victory.

Blair, who is still seeking his first win on the US circuit, fired a bogey-free 64 to end the day level with Snedeker at the top, though he squandered a golden opportunity to birdie the last when he missed a putt from three feet.

Compatriot Kevin Kisner, who for most of the day duelled with Snedeker and Blair for the lead, was alone in third place at 15-under after carding a 66.