Speith takes lead at Farmers Insurance

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Updated: January 25, 2014

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Jordan Spieth shot a 9-under 63 on Friday assuming control after two rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Stewart Cink, the first-round leader, shot a 1- under 71 and dropped into second place at minus-9.

Nicolas Colsaerts posted a 5-under 67 on the South Course and climbed into third place at 8-under-par 136.

Billy Horschel had a 67 on the North Course and moved into a share of fourth at minus-7. He was joined there by Marc Leishman, who carded a 1-under 71 on Friday.

Gary Woodland (73), Pat Perez (71), Erik Compton (69), Russell Knox (67) and Morgan Hoffmann (66) shared sixth place at 6-under-par 138.

Woods, the defending champion, managed a 1-under 71 and finished two rounds tied for 50th at 1-under-par 143.

Phil Mickelson, a two-time winner of this event, stumbled to a 1-over 73 and he dipped into a share of 32nd at minus-2.