Miami - American
rookie Trey Mullinax remained atop the leaderboard after Friday's
conclusion to the opening round of the lightning-halted PGA Tour's Puerto
Five days after marrying his high school sweetheart,
Mullinax fired a bogey-free nine-under par 63 on Thursday to seize a
one-stroke lead over compatriot D.A. Points.
Tour rookie Mullinax,
who married Abi Essman in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, matched
the best opening round in tournament history with his lowest PGA round.
Americans Bill Lunde and Xander Schauffele shared third on 65 with eight others another stroke adrift.
halted the first round of the PGA Tour event with 36 players still
on the course who completed their opening round on Friday morning.
early Friday finishers were level in the pack on 66 for the lowest
opening round among those who could not finish on Thursday, including
Puerto Rico's Rafael Campos and Americans J.J. Spaun and Jonathan
The event 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.
Mullinax seeks his first PGA crown while Points chases his third after the 2011 Pebble Beach Pro-Am and 2013 Houston Open.
Top scores after Friday's finish to the lightning-halted first round of the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open (par-72, USA unless noted):
63 - Trey Mullinax
64 - D.A. Points
65 - Bill Lunde, Xander Schauffele
66 - David Hearn (CAN), Harold Varner, Ricky Barnes, Kevin Tway, J.T. Poston, Rafael Campos (PUR), J.J. Spaun, Jonathan Randolph
67 - Scott Brown, Zack Sucher, Michael Thompson, John Merrick
68 - Jonas Blixt (SWE), Andre Gonzales, Retief Goosen (RSA), Alex
Cejka (GER), Steve Wheatcroft, Ryan Blaum, Boo Weekley, Bryson
DeChambeau, Mark Anderson, Tyler Aldridge, Freddie Jacobson (SWE),
Edward Figueroa (PUR), Miguel Angel Carballo (ARG)