PUERTO RICO (REUTERS) - Bryson DeChambeau, D.A. Points and Bill Lunde were locked in a three-way tie for the lead when darkness suspended second-round play on Friday at the Puerto Rico Open.
The three Americans were knotted at 11-under par on the rain-hit Coco Beach course, with Lunde having three holes to complete as one of 45 players returning early on Saturday to finish the round in Rio Grande.
DeChambeau fired a seven-under par 65, Points a 69, and Lunde was four-under for the day after an opening 65.
New Zealand left-hander Tim Wilkinson joined a large group one off the lead with a sizzling 63, playing his last eight holes in seven-under par.
PGA Tour rookie Trey Mullinax, who grabbed the first round lead at 63 five days after getting married, remained at nine-under par after 13 holes when play was halted.
With nearly all of the game's top players competing at the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, a weak field at the Puerto Rico could provide a springboard to success for the eventual winner, though the eventual champion will not receive an invitation to the Masters next month.