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Tadd tied for second place in Sony Open

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By Brian Ojima - bio | email

KAHALA (KHNL) - Tadd Fujikawa wasn't happy with just making the cut at the Sony Open. The 18-year old high school senior didn't waste any time moving up the leaderboard, as he birdied the first 3 holes to move to 3-under.

It was a preview of things to come as Fujikawa finished with 9 birdies on his way to a 8-under par, 62, the lowest score at this year's Sony Open. Now, Tadd will begin Sunday's final round, two shots off the pace of leader, Zach Johnson.

Fujikawa had a chance to eagle the 18th, but came up just short on putt attempt. David Toms, who holds the Sony Open record for the lowest round at 61 in 2006, is tied with 3 others at 9-under for 2nd place.

If Fujikawa can pull off a victory in tomorrow's final round, he would become the first Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour event, since Fred Wadsworth did it, at the Southern Open in 1986.

Tadd is paired with Nathan Green in the final round and will tee off on Sunday at 12:52 in the afternoon.

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