Northern Trust Open 2014: Sang-Moon Bae leads, play suspended due to darkness

Stephen Dunn

Back-to-back solid rounds have Sang-Moon Bae atop the leaderboard at Riviera heading into the weekend.

For the second straight year, Sang-Moon Bae holds at least a share of the second-round lead at the Northern Trust Open. Bae shot a 5-under 66 on Friday and is alone at the top of the leaderboard at 9-under. He was 9-under through 36 holes in the event last year, ultimately finishing in a tie for eighth place.

After carding just one bogey during a first-round 67, Bae continued his steady play with a bogey-free second round. He finished the day with 13 pars and five birdies, including back-to-back birdies on No. 16 and No. 17. The strong finish was enough to put him in the lead at 9-under, one stroke ahead of Aaron Baddeley and Robert Garrigus. Baddeley jumped 16 spots up the leaderboard with a 6-under 65, the second-best round of the day.

If Bae is going to maintain his position, he'll likely need a better third round than last season. Bae shot a 76 in the third round of the event last year, dropping him out of the lead and ultimately out of contention. He'll begin the third round with a narrow lead atop a crowded leaderboard. First-round leader Dustin Johnson is in fifth place at 6-under, and he is one of 13 players who are 5-under or better. That list includes Jim Furyk at 6-under and Charl Schwartzel at 5-under.

The second round wasn't quite in the books when darkness forced play to be suspended with six players still on the course. None are better than 1-under and all have less than two holes to play. While they won't challenge for the second-round lead, they could impact the cut line. The cut is currently projected at 1-over. If it remains there, a few notable names will be headed home early, including Rickie Fowler.

It was a rough second round for Fowler who shot a 5-over 76. The bumped him to 2-over for the tournament and on the wrong side of the cut line. Ryan Moore, Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Kuchar are all well off the cut line and won't be around for the weekend.. Here is a complete look at the leaderboard through the end of play on Friday:

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

1

Sang-Moon Bae

-9

67

66

T2

Aaron Baddeley

-8

69

65

T2

Robert Garrigus

-8

67

67

4

Charlie Beljan

-7

67

68

T5

Brian Harman

-6

67

69

T5

William McGirt

-6

69

67

T5

Dustin Johnson

-6

66

70

T5

Jim Furyk

-6

68

68

T9

Blake Adams

-5

67

70

T9

George McNeill

-5

69

68

T9

Jason Allred

-5

73

64

T9

Charl Schwartzel

-5

69

68

T9

Scott Brown

-5

70

67

T14

Matt Every

-4

69

69

T14

Jordan Spieth

-4

72

66

T14

Jimmy Walker

-4

67

71

T14

Keegan Bradley

-4

68

70

T14

Bryce Molder

-4

69

69

T14

J.B. Holmes

-4

67

71

T14

Kevin Stadler

-4

69

69

T14

Cameron Tringale

-4

68

70

T14

Charley Hoffman

-4

67

71

T23

Brendan Steele

-3

68

71

T23

J.J. Henry

-3

70

69

T23

Bill Haas

-3

72

67

T23

Harris English

-3

70

69

T23

Jhonattan Vegas

-3

70

69

T23

Lee Westwood

-3

69

70

T23

Scott Stallings

-3

67

72

T23

Hideki Matsuyama

-3

70

69

T23

David Lingmerth

-3

70

69

T32

Angel Cabrera

-2

69

71

T32

Jason Gore

-2

71

69

T32

Luke Guthrie

-2

71

69

T32

Francesco Molinari

-2

67

73

T32

Robert Allenby

-2

71

69

T32

Ken Duke

-2

71

69

T32

Scott Piercy

-2

71

69

T32

Matt Jones

-2

67

73

T40

David Lynn

-1

70

71

T40

Martin Flores

-1

72

69

T40

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

-1

71

70

T40

Kevin Streelman

-1

72

69

T40

Bubba Watson

-1

70

71

T40

Billy Hurley III

-1

70

71

T40

Erik Compton

-1

74

67

T40

Pat Perez

-1

69

72

T40

John Senden

-1

71

70

T40

Richard H. Lee

-1

69

72

T40

Ernie Els

-1

71

70

T40

K.J. Choi

-1

69

72

T40

Kevin Chappell

-1

71

70

T40

Brendon Todd

-1

71

70

T40

Harold Varner III

-1

69

Thru 16

T55

Victor Dubuisson

E

70

72

T55

Webb Simpson

E

70

72

T55

Jason Dufner

E

70

72

T55

John Huh

E

71

71

T55

Vijay Singh

E

75

67

T55

Will MacKenzie

E

73

69

T55

Ben Crane

E

72

70

T55

Ian Poulter

E

72

70

T55

Justin Rose

E

70

72

T55

Geoff Ogilvy

E

74

68

T55

Retief Goosen

E

73

69

T55

Davis Love III

E

71

71

T55

Justin Leonard

E

70

72

T55

Michael Putnam

E

71

Thru 16

T69

James Hahn

1

71

72

T69

Martin Laird

1

70

73

T69

Marc Leishman

1

69

74

T69

Tim Wilkinson

1

71

72

T69

Graham DeLaet

1

70

73

T69

Hunter Mahan

1

70

73

T69

Ben Curtis

1

70

73

T69

Stuart Appleby

1

72

71

T69

Daniel Summerhays

1

71

72

T69

Aaron Goldberg

1

71

Thru 16

Projected Cut Line

T79

Fred Couples

2

72

72

T79

Rickie Fowler

2

68

76

T79

Kevin Na

2

71

73

T79

Josh Teater

2

72

72

T79

Paul Goydos

2

72

72

T79

Bubba Dickerson

2

73

71

T79

Hudson Swafford

2

74

70

T79

Bo Van Pelt

2

71

73

T79

Charlie Wi

2

70

74

T79

Russell Henley

2

78

66

T79

Chesson Hadley

2

75

Thru 16

T79

Max Homa

2

73

Thru 16

T91

Ryan Moore

3

69

76

T91

Jonathan Byrd

3

72

73

T91

Nicolas Colsaerts

3

72

73

T91

Ricky Barnes

3

70

75

T91

Thorbjorn Olesen

3

72

73

T91

Brendon de Jonge

3

72

73

T91

Joost Luiten

3

75

70

T91

John Merrick

3

72

73

T91

Padraig Harrington

3

75

70

T91

David Hearn

3

70

75

T101

James Driscoll

4

69

77

T101

Jason Kokrak

4

69

77

T101

Freddie Jacobson

4

71

75

T101

Morgan Hoffmann

4

70

76

T101

Charles Howell III

4

74

72

T101

Ryo Ishikawa

4

75

71

T101

John Mallinger

4

73

73

T101

Fred Funk

4

71

75

T101

Spencer Levin

4

74

72

T101

Brian Stuard

4

77

69

T101

Stewart Cink

4

73

73

T101

Brian Gay

4

71

75

T101

Y.E. Yang

4

73

73

T114

Trevor Immelman

5

71

76

T114

Steven Bowditch

5

72

75

T114

Scott Langley

5

77

70

T114

Ted Potter, Jr.

5

75

72

T114

Carl Pettersson

5

75

72

T114

Nicholas Thompson

5

75

72

T114

Troy Matteson

5

72

75

T114

Justin Hicks

5

74

73

T114

Jim Renner

5

70

Thru 16

T123

Brian Davis

6

75

73

T123

Russell Knox

6

75

73

T123

Greg Chalmers

6

70

78

T123

Louis Oosthuizen

6

74

74

T123

Jeff Maggert

6

77

71

T123

Briny Baird

6

74

74

T123

Kyle Stanley

6

75

73

T123

Lucas Glover

6

72

76

T123

Mike Weir

6

71

77

T123

John Rollins

6

75

73

T133

Matt Kuchar

7

74

75

T133

Johnson Wagner

7

76

73

T135

Tommy Gainey

9

78

73

T135

Andres Romero

9

76

75

T135

David Toms

9

75

76

T138

Derek Ernst

10

76

76

T138

D.H. Lee

10

79

73

140

Woody Austin

13

74

81

141

Steve Holmes

16

83

75

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