Kyle Stanley overcame a double bogey early in Friday's round by running off four birdies on the front nine for a 4-under 68, giving him a one-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open going into the weekend.
Brandt Snedeker, who first gained fame as a rookie at Torrey Pines when he shot 61 on the North Course, had a 64 on the North again to make a swift climb up to second. He is coming off hip surgery at the end of last year and made his season debut at the Humana Challenge last week by tying for eighth.
''I'm certainly surprised that I played this well this fast,'' Snedeker said. ''Normally, it takes me a while to get the rust off. But my practice at home went really, really well. I was actually chomping at the bit to get out here because I knew I was playing well.
''Hopefully, that can happen through the weekend.''
Stanley, long off the tee and as polished as any of the PGA Tour rookies who won last year, was at 14-under 130 after playing the more difficult South course.