Stuard leads by 1 on Puerto Rico

    5:01 PM, Mar 6, 2014   |    comments
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    Rio Grande, PR (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Stuard fired a 6-under 66 on Thursday to grab a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the Puerto Rico Open.

    Stuard, who is winless on the PGA Tour, had three straight top-6 finishes earlier in this season's new wrap-around schedule. He finished second at Mayakoba in November, then took sixth and fifth in his first two starts of 2014. He had four rounds in the 60s at this event last year and shared fourth.

    Jason Gore and former U.S. Amateur winner Danny Lee share second place at minus-5 at Trump International Golf Club.

    Y.E. Yang, the 2009 PGA Championship winner, was joined in fourth place by Tim Petrovic, Ricky Barnes, Eric Axley, William McGirt, Ben Martin and Chesson Hadley. Of that group, Petrovic and Axley are former PGA Tour winners.


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