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Northern Trust Open: Moving up, Duval, Vegas. But not far enough.

February 20, 2011 |  2:19 pm

Vegas_275 David Duval and Jhonattan Vegas started Sunday's final round of the Northern Trust Open with too much ground to make up to get into contention, but they each played well and moved up. Duval, even with a bogey at the 18th, finished with a four-under 67 on the day and was at six-under 278 for the tournament, currently tied for 10th.

Vegas, the rookie from Venezuela who won his first PGA Tour event at the Bob Hope Classic last month and who challenged to the final hole before he finished third at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, finished here with a final round of five-under 66 that left him at five-under for the tournament. Vegas pronounced himself "very pleased" with his effort over the weekend.

Meanwhile, leader Aaron Baddeley showed his first hint of nerves with a double-bogey six at the 12th hole. The 30-year-old Australian aiming for his first victory since 2007, still has a two-shot lead over a trio of players -- Fred Couples, Vijay Singh and Robert Allenby.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Jhonattan Vegas checks out his tee shot at No. 4 on Sunday during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images