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Slow start for Australians in Puerto Rico

Percy best of the Australians after round one (Photo: Bruce Young)
Cameron Percy leads the Australians after round one of the weather delayed Puerto Rico Open but it was a slow start overall for the six strong Australian contingent at the Coco Beach Golf and Country Club in Rio Grande.

Lightning bought play to a halt with several still required to finish their opening round but the bulk of players had been completed their opening rounds.

Percy’s round of 69 has him in a share of 29th position after birdies at three of his first five holes had him on track for a good start to the week. He was unable to build from there however and he is now six shots from leader Trey Mullinax who is playing his first season on the PGA Tour.

Mullinax was a winner on the Web.Com Tour last year and with several other good finishes in 2016 he was able to graduate to the PGA Tour. In his first eleven events as a PGA Tour cardholder he has made seven cuts with a best of 14th at the recent AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.

Matt Jones and Brett Drewitt are the next best of the Australians and two shots behind Percy in 71st position.

Steven Bowditch and John Senden are at even par and in a share of 93rd place while Stuart Appleby is at 1 over and in 104th position         

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