March 25, 2016

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) Rafael Compos held onto the lead in front of his home fans in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open, shooting a 1-under 71 in windy conditions Friday.

The 27-year-old Compos had a 9-under 135 total at Coco Beach for a one-stroke lead. One of two players to play in all nine editions of the event, he opened with a 64 on Thursday.

He's the first Puerto Rican to lead a PGA Tour event since the 1979 Tallahassee Open, when Chi Chi Rodriguez was tied for the 54-hole lead and went on to win his eighth and final title.

George McNeill, the 2012 winner, was second after a 71.

Ian Poulter, playing the event after failing to qualify for the Match Play tournament in Texas, was tied for third at 7 under after a 66 - the best round of the day.

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