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January 17 2013

4:29 PM

Maggert, three others tied at top

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Jeff Maggert, who turns 49 next month, has stolen a page from the young guns and is now tied for the lead at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

Maggert has made seven birdies through 15 holes on the Nicklaus Private Course and he's tied with Jerry Kelly, Bobby Gates and Ricky Barnes. Kelly and Gates are through 16 and 15 holes, respectively. on the Nicklaus while Barnes has played 10 holes at La Quinta.

Patrick Cantlay, the former UCLA standout who is playing on a sponsor's exemption, heads a group of seven players at 6 under. Also at that number are Jason Kokrak, Roberto Castro, James Hahn, Kevin Stadler, Aaron Baddley and Stephen Ames.

Phil Mickelson, who is making his 2013 PGA TOUR debut,  is having a difficul time at La Quinta. The two-time champion, who has battled flu-like symptoms for the last 10 days, is 1 over through 14 holes.

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