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February 15 2013

1:02 PM

Bae seizes lead at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Overnight leader Matt Kuchar won't tee off for more than two hours but he's already been overtaken and tied early during the second round of the Northern Trust Open.

Bae started on the back nine on the spectacularly sunny Fridya morning and opened with four straight birdies. He has moved to 8 under for the tournament through 11 holes. Sergio Garcia is playing the opposite nine and is 1 under, pulling even with Kuchar, one stroke off Bae's lead.

Luke Donald and Charl Schwartzel, who, like Garcia, are making their 2013 PGA TOUR debuts, are tied with John Merrick at 6 under. Merrick is 3 under through 11 holes while Schwartzel and Donald are 4 under through 11 and 10, respectively.

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