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McNeill takes 54 hole lead in Puerto Rico

  |   March 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, March 10 (UPI) -- George McNeill had an eagle during his round of 5-under 67 Saturday and took a one-shot lead after 54 holes at the Puerto Rico Open.

McNeill, whose only victory on the PGA Tour came five years ago at the Frys.com Open, birdied the final two holes at the Trump International Golf Club for a three-day total of 13-under 203.

Henrik Stenson and Kevin Stadler shared second place at 204 while Matt Jones, who held a three-shot advantage at the start of the round, settled for a 72 and stood alone in fourth at 205. Stenson equaled the day's low round of 65 while Stadler had a 69.

Daniel Summerhays and Ryo Ishikawa were tied for fifth at 206.

McNeill eagled the par-5 fifth to get his round started and posted the 67 despite suffering back-to-back bogeys on the front nine. His best finish this season has been a tie for 19th at the Sony Open in Honolulu. McNeill missed the cut in two of his three previous starts.

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