RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Brandon Wu screwed the last two holes for a 5-under-67 and the lead in the second round at the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open on Friday.
Wu played the back Nine in 4 under in the windy Grand Reserve. He banged the 12th par 4, the 15th par 5, the 17th par 4 and the 18th par 5 to get 11 under 133.
« It was kind of a grind, » said Wu. “I missed a short putt at the beginning of the round and made a bogey that I’m thinking of my fourth hole. I just had to keep my head down and play well on my back. “
The 24-year-old former Stanford player entered the field via the Korn Ferry Tour scoreboard. He won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in August and finished 14th in the first Korn Ferry event since early October in Florida last week.
« I think my game is in a good place, » said Wu. “It was good to see how the things I worked on in the off-season paid off. I did well last week which definitely gave me some confidence this week. “
Greg Chalmers was a punch back after a 68. The 47-year-old Australian also screwed his last two holes, the par-3-eighth and the par-4-ninth. In the opening round he had a hole-in-one in eighth place.
« The wind was really blowing, » said Chalmers. « I wasn’t in the greatest control and my short game served me really well. I made some nice 6-8 foot par parades. It’s a little difficult to putt when the wind is blowing like this. And then I stayed and saw some better swings and better shots in the back nine. «
» I think I was just a little ahead of me and was missing a little on the right, « said Campos. » But I was missing the right places . It really was me. I’m happy with that today. I’ve never really given myself so many looks to score better, but I managed to deal with the situations as well as possible. «
The front runner of first round, Tommy Gainey, followed his opening 65 with a 76 to start the weekend at 3:00 am Ian Poulter, who was the best-placed player in the field in 59th place, was also under 3 after 70.
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