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Northern Trust Open: Aaron Baddeley now leads

February 19, 2011 |  1:16 pm

Baddeley_300 Kevin Na, 27, of Rancho Cucamonga birdied the ninth hole after (a long) time well-spent sizing up an 8-foot birdie putt. He made it and finished the front side with a three-under 32.

He is two shots behind new leader Aaron Baddeley, who finished his front nine with consecutive birdies for a 31 and an overall score of 10-under in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.

Fred Couples, who led by two after the second round, needed to make an 11-foot par-saving putt on the eighth hole to stay at nine-under and in sole possession of second place.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Aaron Baddeley during the first round of the Northern Trust Open. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images