LOS ANGELES A move down the California coast hasn't changed a thing for Fredrik Jacobson.
One week after his best finish in more than a year, Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera on his way to a 6-under-par 65 in the second round Friday and a share of the Northern Trust Open lead with Sang-Moon Bae.
The Swede did just about everything well, from his tee shots to his iron play, just what it takes to get around the classic design of Riviera. And it helps to get a little luck, such as a 55-foot birdie putt from just off the green at No. 9.
"That was probably the biggest bonus of the day," said Jacobson, who also birdied the other hard hole, the par-4 second.
Bae played in the morning and began with four straight birdies, all of them from tap-in range until holing a 25-foot putt on the 13th. He finished with nine birdies and a 65.
Jacobson and Bae were at 9-under 133, one shot clear of John Merrick (66) and John Rollins (65).
Still very much in the picture was Luke Donald, who chipped in twice for birdie and worked his short-game magic around the course for a 66. Playing for the first time in two months, Donald didn't look as if he had much rust. He was two shots behind.
Lee Westwood birdied the last hole for a 68 to join the group at 6-under 136 that includes a pair of major winners, Charl Schwartzel (67) and Webb Simpson (66).
Phil Mickelson was lurking, despite a sloppy double bogey on the 10th hole. He still managed a 67 and was five shots back.
"I had a little hiccup on the 10th," Mickelson said. "I was just trying to make 4 and I couldn't even do that. But 4 under is not a bad round, with the exception of No. 10. That took a great round and turned it into a pretty good round."
Twenty players were separated by five shots. That included defending champion Bill Haas (67) and Matt Kuchar (73).
LPGA Tour in Canberra, Australia Mariajo Uribe shot a 6-under 67 to overtake South Korea's Jiyai Shin and first-round leader Lydia Ko, claiming a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Women's Australian Open at Royal Canberra.
The Colombian opened with a birdie after teeing off on the par-4 10th and made four more, including at the sixth and seventh as she moved to 15-under 131.
Two-time British Open winner Shin fired eight birdies against two bogeys for a 67, sharing second with Ko, the 15-year-old amateur who followed an opening 63 with a 69.
Ko had five birdies but squandered a chance to retain a share of the lead with a bogey on the par-4 14th.
"I just thought 6-iron would be the club and I hit it well, but it just took a big bounce and it went straight over the green," Ko said.
Ko was grouped with top-ranked Yani Tseng (71), who finished eight strokes off the lead, and Michelle Wie, who missed the cut by two strokes after rounds of 74 and 73.
Champions Tour in Naples, Fla. 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 lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic.
Langer hit a 9-iron from 141 yards that went right into the cup on the 10th at TwinEagles' Talon Course.
"Just heard a lot of noise when it hit the flag and cup," he said. "Sometimes they bounce out and go all over the place, but this one stayed in, so that was nice."
Bob Tway was second after a 65, and Tom Pernice Jr., Jay Don Blake and John Huston shot 66.