RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Andres Romero shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open
Romero, the Argentine player who won the PGA Tour's 2008 New Orleans event and the European Tour's 2007 Deutsche Bank tournament, had a double bogey on the par-3 eighth hole, then birdied six of the last 10 holes on the Trump International course.
Scott Brown was second after a 63. He eagled the par-4 seventh and had eight birdies and a bogey.
Peter Uihlein and Steve LeBrun shot 65 to reach 12 under. Fabian Gomez was 11 under after a 64, and defending champion George McNeill also had a 64 to top the group at 9 under.
Patrick Cantlay, the 20-year-old former UCLA player coming off a Web.com Tour victory Sunday in Colombia, was 7 under after a 67.