Puerto Rico Open R2

Brandon Wu takes lead in Puerto Rico

February 25-28
Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
$3,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Brandon Wu fired six birdies and a single bogey to sign for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead at 11-under.


“It was kind of a grind,” said Wu. “I missed a short putt kind of early on in the round, made a bogey I think on my fourth hole. I kind of just had to keep my head down and play well on the back.”

Wu, who entered the tournament through the Korn Ferry Tour points list, won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship last August and tied for 14th when the Tour resumed last week in Florida.

“I think my game is in a good place. It was good to see kind of the things I worked on during the offseason paying off. I did well last week, so that definitely gave me some confidence coming into this week.”


Behind him in second place is Greg Chalmers, who fired five birdies and a single bogey for a 68.

“The wind was really blowing,” said Chalmers. “I didn’t have the greatest control, and my short game really held me in good stead. I made some nice saves from sort of 6, 8 feet for par. It’s a little tricky to putt when the wind is blowing like this. And then I hung in there and started to see some better swings and better shots going into the back nine.”


Local favourite Rafael Campos (69) and Branden Grace (68) are tied in third place at 9-under.



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Campos made three birdies then bogeyed the par-4 17th before rebounding with a birdie at the par-5 18th.

“I think I was just getting a little ahead of myself and I was missing a little bit to the right,” said Campos. “But I was missing in the correct spots. I really was. Which I’m happy with that today. I really never gave myself that many looks to score better, but I managed to deal with the situations as good as I could.”

Overnight leader Tommy Gainey struggled on Friday and fired only two birdies but made four bogeys and a double-bogey for a 76 to head into the weekend at 3-under.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Brandon Wu
-11
66
67
133
2
Greg Chalmers
-10
66
68
134
T3
Rafael Campos
-9
66
69
135
T3
Branden Grace
-9
67
68
135
T5
Nelson Ledesma
-8
69
67
136
T5
Cameron Percy
-8
67
69
136
T5
Thomas Pieters
-8
69
67
136
T5
Jhonattan Vegas
-8
68
68
136
T9
Lucas Glover
-7
68
69
137
T9
Fabián Gómez
-7
66
71
137
T9
Joohyung Kim
-7
71
66
137
T9
Grayson Murray
-7
71
66
137
T9
Andrew Putnam
-7
67
70
137
T9
Tim Wilkinson
-7
69
68
137
T15
Brice Garnett
-6
67
71
138
T15
Lee Hodges
-6
66
72
138
T15
David Lingmerth
-6
68
70
138
T15
Rob Oppenheim
-6
68
70
138
T15
Ted Potter, Jr.
-6
69
69
138
T15
Chase Seiffert
-6
68
70
138
T15
D.J. Trahan
-6
70
68
138
T15
Dalton Ward
-6
67
71
138
T23
Mark Anderson
-5
67
72
139
T23
Jason Bohn
-5
68
71
139
T23
Ryan Brehm
-5
68
71
139
T23
Scott Brown
-5
71
68
139
T23
Emiliano Grillo
-5
71
68
139
T23
Taylor Pendrith
-5
66
73
139
T23
Seamus Power
-5
69
70
139
T23
Wes Roach
-5
69
70
139
T23
Adam Schenk
-5
69
70
139
T23
Roger Sloan
-5
70
69
139
T23
Peter Uihlein
-5
69
70
139
T34
Aaron Baddeley
-4
70
70
140
T34
Jonathan Byrd
-4
72
68
140
T34
Andres Romero
-4
72
68
140
T34
Josh Teater
-4
67
73
140
T38
Paul Barjon
-3
72
69
141
T38
Charlie Beljan
-3
70
71
141
T38
Ryan Blaum
-3
69
72
141
T38
Bronson Burgoon
-3
71
70
141
T38
Will Cannon
-3
73
68
141
T38
Tommy Gainey
-3
65
76
141
T38
Satoshi Kodaira
-3
70
71
141
T38
Anirban Lahiri
-3
70
71
141
T38
Ian Poulter
-3
71
70
141
T38
Patrick Rodgers
-3
73
68
141
T38
Justin Suh
-3
73
68
141
T38
Kristoffer Ventura
-3
70
71
141
T38
Vincent Whaley
-3
72
69
141
T51
Byeong Hun An
-2
72
70
142
T51
Roberto Castro
-2
69
73
142
T51
Michael Gligic
-2
72
70
142
T51
Bill Haas
-2
70
72
142
T51
Padraig Harrington
-2
70
72
142
T51
Stephan Jaeger
-2
71
71
142
T51
George McNeill
-2
75
67
142
T51
Davis Riley
-2
70
72
142
T51
John Senden
-2
70
72
142
T51
J.J. Spaun
-2
68
74
142
T51
Xinjun Zhang
-2
70
72
142
T62
Joseph Bramlett
-1
71
72
143
T62
Edward Figueroa
-1
73
70
143
T62
Michael Gellerman
-1
71
72
143
T62
William Gordon
-1
73
70
143
T62
Richard Johnson
-1
71
72
143
T62
Michael Kim
-1
68
75
143
T62
Ben Martin
-1
73
70
143
T62
Dylan Meyer
-1
69
74
143
T62
Bryson Nimmer
-1
72
71
143
T62
Marcelo Rozo
-1
72
71
143
T62
Sam Ryder
-1
73
70
143
T62
Zack Sucher
-1
72
71
143
T62
Vaughn Taylor
-1
71
72
143
T62
Bo Van Pelt
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
E
73
71
144
CUT
Robert Garrigus
E
66
78
144
CUT
Mark Hensby
E
75
69
144
CUT
Ian Holt
E
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Nido (a)
E
74
70
144
CUT
Mito Pereira
E
70
74
144
CUT
D.A. Points
E
71
73
144
CUT
Sangmoon Bae
1
73
72
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
1
72
73
145
CUT
Daniel Chopra
1
74
71
145
CUT
Derek Ernst
1
76
69
145
CUT
David Hearn
1
74
71
145
CUT
Frank Lickliter II
1
75
70
145
CUT
Ted Purdy
1
73
72
145
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
1
74
71
145
CUT
Shawn Stefani
1
78
67
145
CUT
Johnson Wagner
1
69
76
145
CUT
Eric Axley
2
73
73
146
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
2
73
73
146
CUT
Rhein Gibson
2
72
74
146
CUT
J.J. Henry
2
74
72
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
2
70
76
146
CUT
Greyson Sigg
2
73
73
146
CUT
Nick Watney
2
74
72
146
CUT
Arjun Atwal
3
71
76
147
CUT
Chris Baker
3
75
72
147
CUT
Matt Every
3
71
76
147
CUT
Brandon Hagy
3
75
72
147
CUT
Beau Hossler
3
77
70
147
CUT
Sebastian Saavedra
3
74
73
147
CUT
Chris Couch
4
75
73
148
CUT
Jonathan Kaye
4
75
73
148
CUT
Hunter Mahan
4
75
73
148
CUT
John Rollins
4
70
78
148
CUT
Omar Uresti
4
73
75
148
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
4
77
71
148
CUT
Tyler Collet
5
74
75
149
CUT
Parker McLachlin
5
77
72
149
CUT
John Merrick
5
73
76
149
CUT
Heath Slocum
5
77
72
149
CUT
Stephen Stallings Jr.
5
78
71
149
CUT
Donnie Trosper
5
71
78
149
CUT
Matt Wallace
5
76
73
149
CUT
Kramer Hickok
6
78
72
150
CUT
Carl Pettersson
6
74
76
150
CUT
Ben Taylor
6
71
79
150
CUT
Marcos Montenegro
7
72
79
151
CUT
Dicky Pride
7
76
75
151
CUT
Carson Young
7
79
72
151
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
8
75
77
152
CUT
Roberto Nieves (a)
8
76
76
152
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
10
80
74
154
CUT
Will MacKenzie
10
79
75
154
CUT
Zach Smith
11
79
76
155
CUT
Carlos Franco
12
79
77
156
CUT
Robert Allenby
14
81
77
158
CUT
Martin Trainer
14
76
82
158
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