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January 22 2012

11:22 PM

Wilson back in tie for the lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Mark Wilson has rejoined the tie at the top of the leaderboard after he got up-and-down from beside the green at the par-5 11th hole on the Palmer Course.

58711388 Wilson chipped to 9 inches for the tap-in birdie that drew him even with playing partner Robert Garrigus, who had to make a 5-footer for par on the same hole, and John Mallinger at 21 under. Mallinger, who is playing one group ahead, also birdied the same hole.

Johnson Wagner, who won last week's Sony Open in Hawaii, is just one shot behind the leaders after playing his first 13 holes in 5 under. He's tied with Zach Johnson, who is 2 under through 11.

Seven more players are within three strokes of the lead, including Brendon de Jonge, who is finished and heads the group of five players at 18 under. He shot 64 on Sunday.

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