Newlywed Mullinax takes lead in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) Five days after getting married, Trey Mullinax ran off nine birdies and saved par with a 15-foot putt on his last hole for a 9-under 63 to lead the Puerto Rico Open.

Mullinax had a one-shot lead over D.A. Points among the early starters at Coco Beach Golf and Country Club.

The Puerto Rico Open is held the same week as a World Golf Championship, meaning the winner does not automatically earn a spot in the Masters. Wesley Bryan could move into the top 50 in the world and qualify for the Masters. He played in the afternoon.

Mullinax got married Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama, to Abi Essman, whom he has dated since high school. The PGA Tour rookie out of Alabama played bogey-free in an occasional rain.

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