Puerto Rico Open R3

Laird equals course record to challenge leader Hovland

February 20-23
Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
$3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Martin Laird matched the course record at Coco Beach Golf Course to sit one shot behind Viktor Hovland ahead of the final round at the Puerto Rico Open.


The 37-year-old Scot, who is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, hit two eagles and five birdies in his flawless nine-under-par 63.

Laird has not won since claiming the Valero Texas Open in April 2013 and trails Norwegian Hovland, who is targeting his maiden professional title, after his third round of 64.


The 22-year-old carded three birdies on his front nine for 31 at the turn but three more in his final four holes, including at the 18th, helped him get to 18 under.

American Josh Teater was also bogey-free in his third round as he sat in sole third place at 16 under, while fellow overnight co-leader Emiliano Grillo was three shots further back in fourth.

Kyle Stanley, who led after the opening round and was co-leader after the second, mixed four birdies and three bogeys to drop to seventh.


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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos. Player Nat To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Viktor Hovland NOR -18 68 66 64 198
2 Martin Laird SCO -17 67 69 63 199
3 Josh Teater USA -16 66 68 66 200
4 Emiliano Grillo ARG -13 66 68 69 203
T5 Patrick Rodgers USA -12 70 68 66 204
T5 Sam Ryder USA -12 70 65 69 204
T7 Ben Martin USA -11 70 66 69 205
T7 David Lingmerth SWE -11 71 65 69 205
T7 Kyle Stanley USA -11 64 70 71 205
T7 Ted Potter Jr. USA -11 68 70 67 205
T7 Tyler McCumber USA -11 70 68 67 205
T12 Adam Schenk USA -10 72 65 69 206
T12 Chris Couch USA -10 66 71 69 206
T12 Doug Ghim USA -10 69 70 67 206
T12 Maverick McNealy (a) USA -10 70 69 67 206
T12 Rob Oppenheim USA -10 69 68 69 206
T12 Robert Streb USA -10 69 68 69 206
T12 Wes Roach USA -10 67 70 69 206
T12 Xinjun Zhang CHN -10 71 69 66 206
T20 Brice Garnett USA -9 72 68 67 207
T20 Joseph Bramlett USA -9 71 67 69 207
T20 Julian Etulain ARG -9 67 73 67 207
T20 Matthew NeSmith USA -9 70 71 66 207
T20 Sang-Moon Bae KOR -9 74 67 66 207
T25 Rhein Gibson AUS -8 66 70 72 208
T25 Will Gordon USA -8 70 68 70 208
T25 Zack Sucher USA -8 70 69 69 208
T28 Austin Cook USA -7 74 67 68 209
T28 Bill Haas USA -7 69 71 69 209
T28 Bo Hoag USA -7 74 67 68 209
T28 Cameron Davis AUS -7 69 71 69 209
T28 D. J. Trahan USA -7 72 69 68 209
T28 George McNeill USA -7 69 69 71 209
T28 Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA -7 68 69 72 209
T28 Kyoung-Hoon Lee KOR -7 70 69 70 209
T28 Mark Anderson USA -7 68 73 68 209
T28 Shawn Stefani USA -7 72 65 72 209
T38 Anirban Lahiri IND -6 70 70 70 210
T38 Fabian Gomez ARG -6 70 70 70 210
T38 Henrik Norlander SWE -6 66 75 69 210
T38 Johnson Wagner USA -6 71 71 68 210
T38 Kristoffer Ventura NOR -6 72 68 70 210
T38 M. J. Daffue RSA -6 67 73 70 210
T38 Peter Uihlein USA -6 66 71 73 210
T38 Roberto Castro USA -6 71 69 70 210
T38 Roger Sloan CAN -6 73 69 68 210
T38 Tim Wilkinson NZL -6 69 70 71 210
T38 Vincent Whaley USA -6 70 71 69 210
T49 Cameron Percy AUS -5 70 71 70 211
T49 J. J. Henry USA -5 69 70 72 211
T49 Ryan Brehm USA -5 69 73 69 211
T49 Seamus Power IRL -5 73 69 69 211
T49 Sebastian Cappelen DNK -5 72 65 74 211
T54 Arjun Atwal IND -4 73 67 72 212
T54 Beau Hossler USA -4 72 70 70 212
T54 Chase Seiffert USA -4 71 69 72 212
T54 Robby Shelton USA -4 68 73 71 212
T58 Jay McLuen USA -3 67 74 72 213
T58 Jhonattan Vegas VEN -3 68 74 71 213
T58 John Senden AUS -3 70 70 73 213
T58 Michael Gellerman USA -3 71 70 72 213
T58 Scott Brown USA -3 67 71 75 213
63 Brendon de Jonge ZIM -2 71 71 72 214
T64 Bo Van Pelt USA -1 71 69 75 215
T64 Brandon Hagy USA -1 72 69 74 215
T64 Daniel Chopra SWE -1 69 73 73 215
T64 Derek Ernst USA -1 71 71 73 215
T64 Nelson Ledesma ARG -1 70 68 77 215
69 Alex Cejka GER Par 72 70 74 216
CUT Alexander Noren SWE -1 70 73 143
CUT Chris Baker USA -1 74 69 143
CUT David Hearn CAN -1 70 73 143
CUT Domenico Geminiani ITA -1 72 71 143
CUT Grayson Murray USA -1 73 70 143
CUT Kramer Hickok USA -1 72 71 143
CUT Ricky Barnes USA -1 71 72 143
CUT Robert Garrigus USA -1 73 70 143
CUT Andrew Loupe USA Par 75 69 144
CUT Chad Campbell USA Par 70 74 144
CUT Chandler Phillips USA Par 74 70 144
CUT Dominic Bozzelli USA Par 71 73 144
CUT John Merrick USA Par 70 74 144
CUT Justin Bertsch USA Par 70 74 144
CUT Parker McLachlin USA Par 75 69 144
CUT Richy Werenski USA Par 75 69 144
CUT Zac Blair USA Par 76 68 144
CUT Ben Taylor ENG 1 73 72 145
CUT Carlos Franco PAR 1 75 70 145
CUT Edward Figueroa USA 1 71 74 145
CUT Fredrik Jacobson SWE 1 72 73 145
CUT Jonathan Byrd USA 1 69 76 145
CUT Justin Doeden USA 1 73 72 145
CUT Lucas Bjerregaard DNK 1 74 71 145
CUT Ted Purdy USA 1 74 71 145
CUT Carl Yuan CHN 2 73 73 146
CUT Michael Gligic CAN 2 71 75 146
CUT Omar Uresti USA 2 74 72 146
CUT Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2 73 73 146
CUT D. A. Points USA 3 76 71 147
CUT Davis Thompson USA 3 72 75 147
CUT Justin Suh USA 3 73 74 147
CUT Martin Trainer USA 3 74 73 147
CUT Robert Allenby AUS 3 72 75 147
CUT Andrea Pavan ITA 4 74 74 148
CUT Brian Davis ENG 4 70 78 148
CUT Chris Nido USA 4 71 77 148
CUT Derek Gillespie CAN 4 75 73 148
CUT Parker Gillam USA 4 75 73 148
CUT Andres Romero ARG 5 75 74 149
CUT Bryson Nimmer USA 5 76 73 149
CUT Chesson Hadley USA 5 79 70 149
CUT Hank Lebioda USA 5 74 75 149
CUT Jason Bohn USA 5 76 73 149
CUT Sam Saunders USA 5 75 74 149
CUT Tom Lewis ENG 5 73 76 149
CUT John Rollins USA 7 75 76 151
CUT Alex Beach USA 9 77 76 153
CUT Smylie Kaufman USA 11 78 77 155
CUT Hiram Silfa DOM 13 75 82 157
RET Charlie Beljan USA Par 73 73
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