Hadley takes over lead at windy Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Chesson Hadley took the third-round lead Saturday in the Puerto Rico Open, shooting a 5-under 67 in windy conditions at Trump International.

Making his 13th PGA Tour start, the 26-year-old Hadley had four birdies in an early five-hole stretch and also birdied the par-4 14th in wind gusting to 25 mph.

"It was frustrating, to be honest with you, even though I was playing well, just because I hit it so well today and I missed quite a few putts, a lot of putts the last 11 holes," Hadley said. "But you know what, we're right where we need to be. I'm leading and that's great.

"I's hard to be satisfied with how well I hit it, but we need to keep in perspective that we're leading and we're in a great spot for tomorrow."

Hadley had a 16-under 200 total.

"I'm going to go at just about every flag," Hadley said. "You got to stay aggressive out here. I've learned that. For me, if I kind of take the foot off the pedal a little bit, I'll kind of lose focus and I won't be as sharp as I would like to be, so I plan on being really aggressive."

Danny Lee was a stroke back after a 66. Jason Gore and Jonathan Byrd were tied for third at 14 under. Gore shot 66, and Byrd had a 67.


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