McNeill Retakes Lead in Puerto Rico

First-round co-leader George McNeill is alone atop the leaderboard through 54 holes of the Puerto Rico Open. The $3.5 million PGA Tour event began Thursday at Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The 36-year-old Floridian and one-time Tour winner carded a 5-under 67 to go to 13-under 203, one stroke ahead of Sweden's Henrik Stenson (65) and American Kevin Stadler (66).

Thirty-six hole pacesetter Matt Jones of Australia shot an even-par 72 Saturday and is in solo fourth at 205. Right behind at 206 are Japan's Ryo Ishikawa (69) and Americans Scott Brown (65) and Daniel Summerhays (68). After a 68, Canada's Graham DeLaet is alone in eighth at 9-under 207.

Sharing ninth are 2003 British Open champion Ben Curtis (68), William McGirt (68), J.J. Killeen (69), Roland Thatcher (68), Roberto Castro (70), Andres Romero (70) and Brendon de Jonge (69).

Starting the third round only three shots behind Jones, 2004 British Open champion Todd Hamilton had a 73 to fall into a tie for 19th at 6-under 210.

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