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Patience the key for Bae

Bae Sang Moon was in familiar territory atop the Northern Trust Open leaderboard yesterday morning (Singapore time) and the South Korean believes he has what it takes to stay there this time.

Bae played at the Riviera Country Club without a bogey, firing a second-round 66 for a nine-under total of 133.

He has a one-shot lead over former champion Aaron Baddeley of Australia and American Robert Garrigus in the US$6.7 million ($14m) US PGA Tour event.

Baddeley has plenty of good memories of Riviera to draw on after winning here in 2011 to end a four-year victory drought.

The Australian hasn't won since, but he stormed into contention with a six-under 65, capped by four straight birdies.

He was joined on 134 by Garrigus, who posted his second straight 67.

- AFP.