Japan's Ryo Ishikawa watches his drive on the 10th 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)
Ricardo Arduengo
March 05, 2015

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) 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.

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