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With a flawless round of 64, Bill Haas in position to repeat at Riviera

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    The threesome of Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar and Ryan Moore take to the 18th green in the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (The Associated Press)

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    Bill Haas reacts after making par on the 12th hole in the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (The Associated Press)

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    Bill Haas makes his approach shot on the 13th fairway in the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (The Associated Press)

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    Webb Simpson drives on the second tee in the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (The Associated Press)

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    Charl Schwartzel, of South Africa, watches his first putt, on the way to birdie, on the first green in the third round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (The Associated Press)

Bill Haas had another bogey-free round at Riviera while shooting a 7-under 64 — the best round of the day by three shots — to take a three-stroke lead into the final day of the Northern Trust Open.

On a warm day off Sunset Boulevard that made greens even faster, Haas turned in a remarkable score. The key was a seven-hole stretch in the middle of his round that he played in 6-under par, including a chip-in for eagle on the par-4 10th. He was at 12-under 201 and will try to become the eighth back-to-back winner in the 76-year history of this tournament.

U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel each had a 68. They were three behind, along with John Merrick (70).