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

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 15, 2013

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 15:  Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea hits a tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 15, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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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)

PosName1234TodayThruTotalStrokes
T1Sang-Moon Bae6865---6F-9133
T1Fredrik Jacobson6865---6F-9133
T3John Merrick6866---5F-8134
T3John Rollins6965---6F-8134
5Luke Donald6966---5F-7135
T6Charl Schwartzel6967---4F-6136
T6Webb Simpson7066---5F-6136
T6Lee Westwood6868---3F-6136
T9John Mallinger7166---5F-5137
T9Bill Haas7067---4F-5137
T9Ryan Moore7067---4F-5137
T9Matt Kuchar6473--+2F-5137
T13Greg Chalmers6969---2F-4138
T13Sergio Garcia6573--+2F-4138
T13Adam Scott7167---4F-4138
T13Ernie Els7068---3F-4138
T13Charlie Beljan6771--EF-4138
T13Phil Mickelson7167---4F-4138
T13Ted Potter Jr.7167---4F-4138
T13Josh Teater7068---3F-4138
T21Hunter Mahan7069---2F-3139
T21Bryce Molder7465---6F-3139
T21Blayne Barber6970---1F-3139
T21Trevor Immelman7069---2F-3139
T21Brian Davis7069---2F-3139

 

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)

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.