Puerto Rico Open - R2

Trahan, Lashley & Diaz tied for halfway lead

February 21-24
Coco Beach Golf & CC,  Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
$3,000,000

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D.J. Trahan, seeking his first US PGA title in 11 years, and fellow American Nate Lashley, playing on a medical exemption, shared the lead with Mexico’s Roberto Diaz after Friday’s second round of the Puerto Rico Open.


Trahan closed with a birdie to fire a five-under par 67 and stand on eight-under 136 after 36 holes at windy Rio Grande alongside Lashley and Diaz, who each shot 68 for the second day in a row.

“Obviously you have to be swinging the club well to be successful in conditions like this,” Trahan said. “I feel good about my swing and I was just really committed to shots. I picked my lines and I trusted them.”

Trahan’s two PGA triumphs came at the 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic and the 2008 Bob Hope Classic.

Trahan, 38, birdied three of the first five holes before finding a greenside bunker at the par-3 sixth on the way to a bogey. He began the back nine with three birdies in a row before a bogey at the par-4 13th set him back until his birdie at the par-5 last.

“I’m playing solid. I feel like I’m knocking on the door to playing some great golf,” Trahan said. “I’m telling myself that good things are coming and to believe in myself.”

Lashley, 36, reached the tour last year and made eight cuts in 17 events before a knee injury ended his season, setting the stage for him to play in 2019 on a minor medical extension.


Lashley began on the back nine with a birdie, added another at 13 and closed his first nine with back-to-back birdies. But he took a bogey at the first and after answering with birdies at the par-5 second and par-4 fourth made another at six before closing with three pars.

“I’ve been hitting it well, had some nice up and downs,” Lashley said. “All around my game was really nice out there. You’ve got to stay consistent.”

Diaz, coming off a career-best share of 18th at Pebble Beach in his 37th PGA start, also began off the back nine. His bogey-free round included birdies at the par-3 16th and the par-5 18th, second and fifth.

Sitting one stroke off the pace were Canada’s Roger Sloan and Americans Martin Trainer and Ben Crane.

Sharing seventh on 138 were Australians Curtis Luck and Aaron Baddeley and Americans Jonathan Byrd, Johnson Wagner and Wyndham Clark.



Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
D. J. Trahan
USA
-8
69
67
136
T1
Nate Lashley
USA
-8
68
68
136
T1
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-8
68
68
136
T4
Roger Sloan
CAN
-7
70
67
137
T4
Martin Trainer
USA
-7
70
67
137
T4
Ben Crane
USA
-7
68
69
137
T7
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-6
71
67
138
T7
Johnson Wagner
USA
-6
69
69
138
T7
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-6
70
68
138
T7
Curtis Luck
AUS
-6
70
68
138
T7
Wyndham Clark
USA
-6
70
68
138
T12
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-5
71
68
139
T12
Andres Romero
ARG
-5
66
73
139
T14
Ryan Blaum
USA
-4
70
70
140
T14
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
67
73
140
T14
Roberto Castro
USA
-4
68
72
140
T14
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-4
71
69
140
T14
Kramer Hickok
USA
-4
69
71
140
T19
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-3
70
71
141
T19
Austen Truslow
USA
-3
70
71
141
T19
Shawn Stefani
USA
-3
70
71
141
T19
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
70
71
141
T19
David Hearn
CAN
-3
68
73
141
T19
Martin Piller
USA
-3
68
73
141
T19
Rafael Campos
PRI
-3
73
68
141
T19
Jim Knous
USA
-3
71
70
141
T27
Derek Ernst
USA
-2
72
70
142
T27
Matthew Every
USA
-2
72
70
142
T27
Tom Hoge
USA
-2
70
72
142
T27
Martin Flores
USA
-2
69
73
142
T27
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-2
70
72
142
T27
Scott Brown
USA
-2
71
71
142
T27
Tim Herron
USA
-2
71
71
142
T27
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
71
71
142
T27
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
72
70
142
T27
Julian Etulain
ARG
-2
72
70
142
T27
Joey Garber
USA
-2
68
74
142
T38
Billy Hurley III
USA
-1
74
69
143
T38
Brian Davis
ENG
-1
69
74
143
T38
D. A. Points
USA
-1
71
72
143
T38
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-1
72
71
143
T38
Ken Duke
USA
-1
71
72
143
T38
J. J. Henry
USA
-1
74
69
143
T38
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
70
73
143
T38
Alex Kang
USA
-1
68
75
143
T38
Derek Fathauer
USA
-1
72
71
143
T38
John Senden
AUS
-1
74
69
143
T38
Brendon Todd
USA
-1
70
73
143
T49
David Lingmerth
SWE
Par
69
75
144
T49
Cameron Tringale
USA
Par
71
73
144
T49
Tyler Duncan
USA
Par
71
73
144
T49
Peter Uihlein
USA
Par
71
73
144
T49
Chad Campbell
USA
Par
70
74
144
T49
Fabian Gomez
ARG
Par
72
72
144
T49
Robert Streb
USA
Par
75
69
144
T49
Matt Jones
AUS
Par
72
72
144
T49
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
73
71
144
T49
Zac Blair
USA
Par
71
73
144
T49
Adam Schenk
USA
Par
75
69
144
T49
Bryson Nimmer
USA
Par
69
75
144
T49
John Chin
USA
Par
74
70
144
T62
Chad Collins
USA
1
71
74
145
T62
Stuart Appleby
AUS
1
71
74
145
T62
Chris Thompson
USA
1
74
71
145
T62
Boo Weekley
USA
1
72
73
145
T62
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
72
73
145
T62
Chris Couch
USA
1
70
75
145
T62
Robert Allenby
AUS
1
72
73
145
T62
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
1
68
77
145
T62
Charlie Wi
KOR
1
74
71
145
T62
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
71
74
145
T62
Ben Griffin
CAN
1
74
71
145
T62
Jonathan Kaye
USA
1
73
72
145
T62
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
74
71
145
T62
Wes Roach
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT
Charlie Beljan
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
2
69
77
146
CUT
Frank Lickliter
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
2
71
75
146
CUT
Jay McLuen
USA
2
77
69
146
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Nick Heinen
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
2
72
74
146
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
73
73
146
CUT
William Cannon
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Edward Figueroa
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
George McNeill
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
3
72
75
147
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
3
73
74
147
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
3
75
72
147
CUT
Taylor Pendrith
CAN
3
72
75
147
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Chris Smith
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
David Duval
USA
4
79
69
148
CUT
Derek Lamely
USA
4
78
70
148
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Hunter Hamrick
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
John Merrick
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
4
75
73
148
CUT
Troy Matteson
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Omar Uresti
USA
5
71
78
149
CUT
Spike McRoy
USA
5
72
77
149
CUT
Todd Hamilton
USA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
6
75
75
150
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
6
73
77
150
CUT
Yuwa Kosaihira
JAP
6
76
74
150
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
7
73
78
151
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT
Daniel Chopra
SWE
7
75
76
151
CUT
Jeronimo Esteve
PUR
7
75
76
151
CUT
John Rollins
USA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Ted Purdy
USA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
8
74
78
152
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
8
75
77
152
CUT
Max Alverio
PRI
8
78
74
152
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
9
78
75
153
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
9
79
74
153
CUT
Kyle Sanders
USA
9
75
78
153
CUT
Alexander Hicks
USA
10
77
77
154
CUT
Cameron Beckman
USA
10
75
79
154
CUT
Hiram Silfa
DOM
10
71
83
154
CUT
Heath Slocum
USA
11
77
78
155
CUT
Marc Turnesa
USA
11
76
79
155
CUT
Robert Gamez
USA
12
77
79
156
RET
Jason Gore
USA
Par
0
RET
Neal Lancaster
USA
Par
83
83
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