Aussies Jones, Day lead Puerto Rico golf

March 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, March 13 (UPI) -- Australia's Matt Jones shot 8-under-par 64 Friday to join fellow Aussie Jason Day in the lead through 36 holes at the PGA's Puerto Rico Open in Rio Grande.

Their two-round total at the par-72 $3.5 million tournament, 10-under 134, leads Brad Bryant (68) by one-stroke with Cliff Kresge (69), Michael Bradley (69), Estanisloa Goya (67), and Bryce Molder (69) all at 8-under 136 and tied for fourth.

After Thursday's first 18 holes, Jones shot 2-under 70, but was not on the leader-board because front-runner Derek Lamely shot 6-under 66, Kevin Stadler, Molder, Bryant, Kresge and Bradley shot 5-under 67, and six others shot 4-under 68.

Friday, Jones, who started on the back nine, eagled the par-5 second, then added six birdies to record his best round this season.

In his 39th professional event, Day compiled one double-bogey and two bogeys with seven birdies, three coming at the first three holes.

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