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Golf roundup: Jacobson, Bae lead Northern Trust Open

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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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By The Associated Press
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 8:54 p.m.
 

LOS ANGELES — A move down the California coast hasn't changed a thing for Fredrik Jacobson.

One week after a solid finish at Pebble Beach, Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera on Friday on his way to a 6-under 65 and a share of the lead with Sang-Moon Bae going into the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.

Jacobson and Bae were at 9-under 133, one shot ahead of John Merrick (66) and John Rollins (65).

Still very much in the picture was Luke Donald, who chipped in twice for birdie and had a 66. That left him two shots out of the lead in his first tournament in two months. Phil Mickelson had a 67 that included a double bogey on the 10th hole and was five shots out of the lead.

Champions Tour

Bernhard Langer holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 10th and finished with a 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke in the Champions Tour's ACE Group Classic.

Langer hit a 9-iron from 141 yards that went right in the cup on the 10th.

Langer had three birdies on the front nine, then played the back nine in 7-under 29 with the eagle and five birdies — including four in a row on Nos. 13-16.

European Tour

Brazil's Adilson Da Silva opened a three-stroke lead in the Africa Open, completing a 10-under 62 in the wind-delayed first round and shooting a 68 in the second.

Da Silva had a 14-under 130 total on the East London course in the event sanctioned by the European and South Africans tours.

LPGA Tour

Mariajo Uribe shot a 6-under 67 to overtake Jiyai Shin and overnight leader Lydia Ko, claiming a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's season-opening Women's Australian Open.

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