The players who teed off in the afternoon yesterday took advantage of the smooth greens this morning at the Northern Trust Open.
Sang-Moon Bae shot a five-under 66 to take a one shot lead at nine-under total. 2011 Northern Trust Champ Aaron Baddeley shot 65 to move into a tie for second place with Robert Garrigus. Garrigus is four-under through ten holes of his second round.
Baddeley birdied his final four holes to get to eight-under total.
Jason Allred got his round to nine-under through 14, and finished with a seven-under 64 to move into a tie for seventh place at five-under.
Charlie Beljan is in fourth place at seven-under total after a three-under 68. Beljan said he is, “Looking forward to going out there, free‑wheeling it and making some birdies, and see where I fall on Sunday.”
Beljan lost in a playoff to John Merrick last year.
Many big names will be in the mix on the weekend. Jordan Spieth bounced back with a 66 to finish at four-under thru 36 holes. Spieth said his putting saved his round, “I putted great today, a lot of par saves on the front, I could have been 4 or 5‑over at the turn and instead I was at even, so very happy with the finish, back in contention.”
Jimmy Walker and Keegan Bradley are tied with Spieth at four-under total. Walker shot even-par, and Bradley shot one-under today.