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Phil Mickelson hits out of the rough on the 12th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open.

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LOS ANGELES — Phil Mickelson made the most out of his limited chances Friday to stay in the lead at the Northern Trust Open.

Mickelson holed a lob wedge from 110 yards on the eighth hole for eagle and chipped in for birdie for the second straight day. That helped him to a 1-over 70, leaving him two shots clear of the early starters at balmy Riviera.

Mickelson, coming off a win last week at Pebble Beach, was at 6-under 136.

Jimmy Walker had a 66 and was at 4-under 138, along with Carl Pettersson (70) and Matt Kuchar (69), who was stung by a bee near the sixth green.

The wind was not nearly as severe. What kept scores from going lower were greens that were getting more bumpy.

-- Associated Press

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Close race

8:12 p.m.

With most of the field finished with round two at Riviera, Mickelson holds a 1 shot lead ahead of Perez, with several five players 2 shots behind the lead, including Walker, Kuchar, Pettersson, Lyle and Byrd.

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Keeping up the momentum

7:40 p.m.

...And Byrd follows up on his eagle on seven with a birdie on the par-4 eighth, dropping him down to 4 under and tied for third.

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In the cup

7:23 p.m.

Byrd's second shot on the par-4 seventh goes in the cup for eagle, dropping him down to 3 under (thru 16 for the round), tied for seventh with Levin and Leishman, who are already in the clubhouse.

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Dropping down

6:48 p.m.

Spencer Levin makes a birdie on the par-4 seventh hole, dropping to 3-under (thru 16 for the day) and tied for sixth.

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Bogey-free

6:28 p.m.

Perez saves par on the par-3 14th. He's had a bogey-less round (thru 14), and is currently tied for second.

Jarrod Lyle also makes par, on the par-4 15th, to remain at 3 under for the tournament.

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Pair of birdies

5:48 p.m.

Jonathan Byrd and Pat Perez, tied for fifth at 3 under, both make birdies; Perez on the par-5 11th and Byrd on the par-4 18th.

Meanwhile, Bubba Watson saves par at the par-4 ninth, remaining at 1 under for the tournament, thru nine holes in the second round.

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Saving par

5:15 p.m.

Donald saves another par, this time on the par-4 eighth, to remain at 1 under.

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Closing in

4:58 p.m.

Not far off the lead are Marc Leishman and Brendan Steele, who are both tied for fifth at 3 shots back.

Finished with the second round, several players are 4 shots off the lead, including J.B. Holmes, Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson.

Contention

4:04 p.m.

Pettersson, Walker and Matt Kuchar in the clubhouse and all tied for second at 4 under for the tournament.

Luke Donald at 2 under thru 3 holes, after saving par on the par-3 third.

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Ace

3:38 p.m.

Joe Ogilvie makes a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th to get him back to even par for the tournament.

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Under way

3:25 p.m.

Mickelson finishes his round with a bogey on the par-4 ninth, dropping him to a one-shot lead (6 under for the tournament) over Pettersson.

Brandt Snedeker finishes the day at 3 over for the tournament - below the projected cut line.

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Hole out

3:06 p.m.

Mickelson holes out for eagle on the par-4 eighth hole, giving him a two-shot lead at 7 under for the tournament, going into his final hole of the day.

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Bogeys

2:55 p.m.

After gaining a solo lead for a few seconds when Mickelson made bogey on the par-4 fifth, Pettersson bogeys the par-4 seventh hole, bringing him to 5 under for the tournament.

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In the mix

2:38 p.m.

Jimmy Walker ends the day with a 66, putting him just two shots off the lead held by Mickelson and Pettersson.

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Shared lead

2:18 p.m. EST

Carl Pettersson captured the lead at the Northern Trust Open from Phil Mickelson, making birdies on holes 16 and 17, dropping him to 6 under.

After a bogey on the 18th hole, Mickelson fired back with a birdie on the par-5 first hole, gaining a share of the lead with Pettersson, as both players are 6 under for the tournament.

Currently 1 under (thru 13 holes), Mickelson makes par on the par-4 fifth.

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