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Romero takes charge in Puerto Rico

Last updated: 9th March 2013

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Puerto Rico leader: Andres Romero

Puerto Rico leader: Andres Romero

Andres Romero carded his second round of 65 on Friday to take the second round lead of the Puerto Rico Open.

The Argentine ended the round on 14-under par, one stroke ahead of American Scott Brown, while two more Americans Steve LeBrun and Peter Uihlein are at 12-under.

In fifth place, another stroke further back, is Romero's countryman Fabian Gomez.

"I'm just playing well," Romero said.

"I'm just going to try to keep things going, stay calm the way I've been doing. That is the most important thing, just stay calm and try not to think about what might happen on the 72nd hole."

With 64 of the world's top players playing at the World Golf Championships event at Doral this week, the Puerto Rico Open is a golden opportunity for some of the PGA Tour's less known players to make a name for themselves.

"What has helped me is going back to my old putter," Romero said after his round.

"It has really been great for me. I had used that putter for a long time and then after a while I changed it.

"And then besides playing the greens well, I'm also striking the ball well. So finally all three things have come together, putting well, hitting my irons well, driving well."

Brown was some way off the lead as he entered the back nine, but carded birdies on three of the last four holes to move into a second place.

Co-leader after the first round Cameron Piercy carded a 70 on Friday to drop to five strokes off the pace.



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