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March 8 2013

5:36 PM

Brown holes fairway shot, 1 back

Scott Brown tied his best career finish with a T5 last season at the Puerto Rico Open. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

By PGATOUR.COM staff

Just another typical round of golf. That would sum up Scott Brown's second round of the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com on Friday in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

At least until the fun began.

Brown was going along just fine, two birdies on par 5s and four pars, until he holed a 170-yard shot with a 7-iron from the fairway on the seventh hole for an eagle, then rolled in a 50-footer for birdie on No. 8, hit his approach to an inch on the ninth and then birdied the 10th.

Not too shabby.

"So just a solid day," said Brown, who carded a 9-under 63 for a two-day total of 13 under, one shot back of leader Andres Romero. "I hit it well, putted it well, got it down when I needed to to keep my momentum going."

Brown, playing with conditional status on the PGA TOUR this season, is off to a hot start in 2013. He had a T30 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and finished third at the Web.com Tour's Panama Claro Championship and also T7 at the Colombia Championship.

Brown could get into the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank next week with a top 10 in Puerto Rico. And he has some good vibes here after finishing T5 last season, tied for the best PGA TOUR finish of his career.

"It fits my eye really well," Brown said. "I finished fifth here last year. I played good. It's just, I think Bermuda is one thing, I grew up in the Southeast, Augusta, Georgia, so I guess Bermudagrass is kind of home to me."

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