Northern Trust Open: Kevin Na charging, Couples hanging on; Baddeley leading
And Na (pictured at left on the first green) is in second place right now at the Northern Trust Open. After shooting a three-under 32 on the front nine of his third round at Riviera Country Club, Na birdied the par-four 10th hole. He is two shots behind Aaron Baddeley and tied with Fred Couples, who finished his front nine in a one-under 34.
Baddeley has birdied four of his last five holes to go 11-under through 10 holes of the third round.
Couples, 51, is trying to win his third title here and become only the third 51-year-old to win on the PGA Tour. There is also one 52-year-old who has won on the Tour -- Sam Snead who was 52 years, 10 months and 8 days old when he won the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open.
Phil Mickelson, another two-time winner of this event, had been optimistic about still having a chance to get into the mix here after he was one-under after two rounds. But Mickelson is three-over through 16 holes on his round today and is tied for 58th.
-- Diane Pucin
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