DeCham­beau, Points share lead

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MI­AMI: Bryson DeCham­beau fired seven birdies in a seven-un­der-par 65 on Fri­day to seize a share of the lead along with D.A. Points in the weather-dis­rupted sec­ond round of the Puerto Rico Open.

The sec­ond round, which started on Fri­day af­ter com­ple­tion of Thurs­day’s weather-hit first, en­dured its own weather de­lay be­fore dark­ness halted play with 45 play­ers still on the course.

DeCham­beau was un­trou­bled by the dis­rup­tions, his seven birdies in­clud­ing a run of four in a row from the fifth through the eighth at the Coco Beach Golf and Coun­try Club.

DeCham­beau birdied the parfive 18th, as did Points in cap­ping a 69 that tied him for the lead on 11-un­der 133.

Points is chas­ing his third US PGA 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 tie for fourth at the 2016 RBC Her­itage.

Amer­i­can rookie Trey Mul­li­nax, who had re­mained atop the leader­board af­ter Fri­day’s con­clu­sion to the open­ing round with his bo­gey-free 63 of Thurs­day, was still nine-un­der for the tour­na­ment and tied for 10th through 13 holes of the sec­ond round.

Mul­li­nax, who got mar­ried five days be­fore the tour­na­ment, matched the best open­ing round in tour­na­ment his­tory with his low­est PGA round. AFP

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