Northern Trust Open 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard, Analysis, Highlights and More

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Northern Trust Open 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard, Analysis, Highlights and More
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Day 2 of the Northern Trust Open at the historic Riviera Country Club in California is in the books, and there is a two-way tie between Fredrik Jacobson and Sang-Moon Bae (nine-under).

Americans John Merrick and John Rollins both finished the day at eight-under with a share of third place. Rounding out the top five was Luke Donald, who finished at seven-under.

Other notables in the hunt are Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson and Lee Westwood. All finished the day at six-under and just three shots back.

Sergio Garcia fell further back into the pack with a round of two-over, which puts him five shots back. Phil Mickelson is tied with Garcia, but he had a much better day with a round of four-under.

Let's take a look at the leaderboard and who the top performers of the day were.

 

Leaderboard (via Yahoo! Sports)

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
T1 Sang-Moon Bae 68 65 - - -6 F -9 133
T1 Fredrik Jacobson 68 65 - - -6 F -9 133
T3 John Merrick 68 66 - - -5 F -8 134
T3 John Rollins 69 65 - - -6 F -8 134
5 Luke Donald 69 66 - - -5 F -7 135
T6 Charl Schwartzel 69 67 - - -4 F -6 136
T6 Webb Simpson 70 66 - - -5 F -6 136
T6 Lee Westwood 68 68 - - -3 F -6 136
T9 John Mallinger 71 66 - - -5 F -5 137
T9 Bill Haas 70 67 - - -4 F -5 137
T9 Ryan Moore 70 67 - - -4 F -5 137
T9 Matt Kuchar 64 73 - - +2 F -5 137
T13 Greg Chalmers 69 69 - - -2 F -4 138
T13 Sergio Garcia 65 73 - - +2 F -4 138
T13 Adam Scott 71 67 - - -4 F -4 138
T13 Ernie Els 70 68 - - -3 F -4 138
T13 Charlie Beljan 67 71 - - E F -4 138
T13 Phil Mickelson 71 67 - - -4 F -4 138
T13 Ted Potter Jr. 71 67 - - -4 F -4 138
T13 Josh Teater 70 68 - - -3 F -4 138
T21 Hunter Mahan 70 69 - - -2 F -3 139
T21 Bryce Molder 74 65 - - -6 F -3 139
T21 Blayne Barber 69 70 - - -1 F -3 139
T21 Trevor Immelman 70 69 - - -2 F -3 139
T21 Brian Davis 70 69 - - -2 F -3 139

 

Highlights

Take a look at this incredible approach shot from Mickelson as he drops it to within one foot of the hole.

 

Watch as Jacobson hits a great approach shot and then finishes with a birdie putt.

 

 

Top Performers 

Sang-Moon Bae (Six-under, 65)

Bae had a stellar performance in the second round of this tourney, and it has helped him gain a share of the lead. He shot six-under for the day.

Bae started out on the back nine and got off to a great start with a birdie in each of his first four holes. He would notch five in total with only one bogey to show for his back nine efforts.

On the front nine, Bae drained three birdies in his first four holes, but would follow that up with two bogeys in his next three.

That was really the only hiccup for Bae in what was otherwise a great round of play.

 

Fredrik Jacobson (Six-under, 65)

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Jacobson also earned his spot atop the leaderboard with an impressive second-round showing at six-under.

The Swede started his day off on the front nine and did so making some serious noise. It was clear Jacobson was going to have a big day as he nailed four birdies in his first nine holes without notching a single bogey.

On the back nine, Jacobson started off hot with three birdies in his first four holes, but suffered his first bogey of the day on the 15th hole. Jacobson would go on to finish his day with three consecutive pars, and that was good enough to put him in a tie for the lead.

Jacobson jumped six spots in the leaderboard after his impressive day.

 

John Rollins (Six-under, 65)

Rollins began with a bang in Day 2 after earning an eagle on his second hole on the back nine and followed that up with a birdie on the hole to follow.

After bogeying the 15th hole, Rollins recovered nicely by draining birdies in his next two holes, which no doubt helped him get back on track and ready for the front nine.

The front nine wasn't as eventful as the back nine was, but Rollins did start off with a birdie and added another on the fifth hole. Besides those two bright spots, Rollins remained on an even keel throughout the rest of Day 2 with a bunch of pars and no bogeys to speak of.

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