PGA Tour

Lunde grabs lead share at Puerto Rico Open

2017-03-25 17:42
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Miami - Bill Lunde, seeking his first US PGA victory in nearly seven years, parred the last three holes Saturday to match fellow Americans Bryson DeChambeau and D.A. Points for the lead of the Puerto Rico Open.

Rain delays Thursday and Friday left 45 players on the course when darkness fell, forcing them to complete the second round Saturday morning.

Lunde closed with three pars, the last from the fringe of the green after finding a fairway bunker off the tee, to complete a second-round 68, four-under par, and match overnight co-leaders Points and DeChambeau on 11-under 133 for 36 holes.

Lunde captured his lone US PGA victory at the 2010 Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Points is chasing his third tour title after the 2011 Pebble Beach Pro-Am and 2013 Houston Open.

DeChambeau is seeking a first, with his best finish coming in his pro debut -- a share of fourth at the 2016 Heritage tournament.

The Puerto Rico Open offers a chance for lesser lights on the PGA Tour to contend while top-ranked talent plays at Austin, Texas, in the World Golf Championships Match-Play tournament.

American rookie Trey Mullinax, a newlywed who led after 18 holes with a bogey-free 63, fired a 72 to share 11th, two strokes adrift. After closing Friday with a double bogey at 13, Mullinax returned Saturday and birdied 14, parred 15, took bogeys at 16 and 17 but closed with a birdie at the par-5 last.

Leading scores after Saturday's completion of the second round of the US PGA Puerto Rico Open, which had been halted by darkess Friday (Par-72, USA unless noted):

133 - Bryson DeChambeau 68-65, D.A. Points 64-69, Bill Lunde 65-68

134 - Chris Stroud 69-65, Tim Wilkinson (NZL) 71-63, J.J. Henry 69-65, Tom Hoge 69-65, Rafael Campos (PUR) 66-68, J.J. Spaun 66-68, Alex Cejka (GER) 68-66

135 - Michael Thompson 67-68, Jonathan Randolph 66-69, David Hearn (CAN) 66-69, Scott Brown 67-68, Retief Goosen (RSA) 68-67, Trey Mullinax 63-72

136 - Kim Whee (KOR) 71-65, Boo Weekley 68-68, Kyle Reifers 70-66, Ricky Barnes 66-70

137 - John Merrick 67-70, Willy Wilcox 70-67, Ryan Blaum 68-69, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 70-67, Mark Anderson 68-69, Tyler Aldridge 68-69, Luke List 71-66, Wesley Bryan 69-68, Kevin Tway 66-71, Peter Uihlein 69-68

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