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Puerto Rico Open 2013: Day 1 Recap, Leaderboard, Analysis and More

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Puerto Rico Open 2013: Day 1 Recap, Leaderboard, Analysis and More
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After Day 1 of the 2013 Puerto Rico Open, we have some unlikely leaders in Rio Grande.

Argentinian Andres Romero and Australian Cameron Percy, who haven't fared well this season on tour, lead the tournament at seven-under-par 65.

Defending champion George McNeill had a rough ending to the day, posting two bogeys in his final five holes. He's at one-under headed into Day 2.

Rookie Luke Guthrie, who raised eyebrows with a third-place finish at the Honda Classic, has a two-under 70 after Thursday's action.

Here's a recap of Day 1, complete with the leaderboard and analysis.

 

Day 1 Leaderboard

Position Player Score
 T1  Andres Romero   -7
 T1  Cameron Percy  -7
 T3  Blayne Barber  -6
 T3  Jon Curran  -6
 T5  Angel Cabrera  -5
 T5  Bill Lunde  -5
 T5  Steve LeBrun  -5
 T5  Brad Fritsch  -5
 T5  Justin Bolli  -5
 T5  Morgan Hoffmann  -5

*Brian Stuard, Peter Uihlein and Rafael Campos also finished with a -5. Check out PGATour.com for the complete leaderboard.

 

Andres Romero has gotten off to a fine start. The 31-year-old, who has missed the cut in four of five PGA Tour events this season, has a seven-under-par 65 through one day in Rio Grande. That includes seven birdies and one eagle.

Cameron Percy also finished with a seven-under 65. That includes a whopping nine birdies. Percy's best finish so far this year is 59th (Sony Open).

World No. 58 Henrik Stenson, who missed the cut at the Honda Classic, joins a long list of golfers with a four-under 68. He registered five birdies and one bogey on Thursday. Stenson finished tied for third at the Puerto Rico Open last year.

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Andres Romero is tied with Cameron Percy for first place after Day 1.

Kentucky native Josh Teater, who has two top-10 finishes on tour this year (including a second-place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open and a sixth-place finish at the Northern Trust Open), also finds himself with a four-under 68. He had five birdies and one bogey on the day.

Teater just got married. Puerto Rico isn't a bad place to spend your honeymoon.

Bryce Molder, who has finished inside the top 25 in four of five PGA Tour events this season (including placing 12th at Pebble Beach), posted a four-under 68. That included five birdies.

Molder not only leads the tour in strokes gained putting, but he also finished in the top 15 at the Puerto Rico Open in 2009 and 2010.

Golfers averaged the best score on hole No. 1, per ESPN. Golfers averaged the worst score on hole No. 2.

 

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