Andres Romero's second straight 65 claimed a one-stroke Puerto Rico Open lead
Last Updated: 09/03/13 5:34pm
Andres Romero: Kept ahead of trailing pack
Andres Romero fired his second consecutive seven-under par 65 to grab a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Puerto Rico Open.
Romero, whose only PGA title came in 2008 in New Orleans, was on 14-under after 36 holes, one shot ahead of American Scott Brown with US rivals Peter Uihlein and Steve LeBrun two strokes back.
Brown's stunning 63 included an eagle at the par-four seventh in a round spoiled only by a dropped shot on the par-four 14th while Uihlein and LeBrun both followed up opening rounds of 67 by matching Romero's 65.
Uihlein, starting on the back nine, surged into contention thanks to a run of six birdies on nine holes from the 12th, while LeBrun gave himself some momentum by picking up four shots over his first five holes.
Percy did not fare quite so well as his overnight co-leader, but stayed in the hunt with a two-under 70 to secure a share of sixth place.
Romero's compatriot Fabian Gomez was three strokes off the pace after a blemish-free 64, with fellow Argentinian Angel Cabrera (64) two shots back on nine under alongside Percy.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson was the highest European challenger at the midway point on seven under after signing for a second-round 69