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Mark Hubbard shoots 68 to take lead in PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open

  • Mark Hubbard of the U.S watches his drive on the 9th tee during the first round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Mark Hubbard of the U.S watches his drive on the 9th tee during the first round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mark Hubbard of the U.S. putts in the 10th hole green during the first round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Mark Hubbard of the U.S. putts in the 10th hole green during the first round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Caddy Anna Cladakis smiles while watching John Daly write in his scorecard, after finishing the first round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Caddy Anna Cladakis smiles while watching John Daly write in his scorecard, after finishing the first round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard closed with a birdie in windy conditions Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the Puerto Rico Open.

Hubbard opened with a 4-under 68 at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. He birdied Nos. 4, 5 and 6, dropped a stroke on the par-3 eighth and finished with a birdie on the par-4 ninth.

Hubbard made news last month when he proposed to Meaghan McCurley on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach during the first round in the AT&T Pebble National Pro-Am.

Chris Smith, Billy Mayfair and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo were tied for second.

David Duval, Jonathan Byrd and Alex Cejka were in the group at 70.