Sang-Moon Bae steps up to take the lead on the 2nd day of the Northern Trust Open at Pacific Palisades in California.
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Sang-Moon completed a second round of 5-under par 66, giving him a one-stroke lead at -9 under par, before the round was suspended due to darkness, at Riviera Country Club. He said he really enjoyed the experience;
” It was really, really good experience, and I learned a lot, I improved a lot from last year.”
Aaron Baddeley and Robert Garrigus are currently tied in second place at -8 under par, they have also finished their second rounds, Aaron with a -6 under par 65, and Robert with another round of -4 under 67.
Aaron thinks it is a strong test on the dry and firm course;
‘ It’s a strong course, especially when it’s dry and firm like it is. If you miss it out of position, it’s really hard to get the ball up-and-down. Today was good, because I made a couple good saves, but coming in I had some good looks and made them.”
Robert likes this course;
“I have pretty good willpower, so as soon as I stepped on the first hole this week, I’m like, `I absolutely love this place, and I’m really starting to like it,”
First round leader Dustin Johnson dropped shots and also missed several good looks inside twelve feet. He was at – 6 under par following his second round of -1 under par 70, leaving him tied in fifth spot. Dustin put his poor effort down to some errant drives;
“I played pretty solid today, just hit a couple of bad drivers on the back, but that’s going to happen. But I still had a lot of really good looks at birdie and just couldn’t capitalize on any of them.”