Derek Fathauer Takes the Lead Into Sunday at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba

The rain followed the PGA Tour from Malaysia, China and Mississippi to Mexico for this week’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba, making for a soggy and time-adjusted first three rounds of the tournament. 29-year old University of Louisville alum Derek Fathauer holds the 54-hole lead alone after shooting a bogey-free 5-under par 66.

The week has been highlighted by a pair of aces — one on Thursday by Thomas Aiken on No. 10 and one on Friday by Jim Herman on No. 15 — each with their own significance. 

Aiken’s first swing of the week resulted in the first ace to begin a round in 25 years on the PGA Tour while Herman’s 1 got him the keys to a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Herman got the better the end of that deal. 

Fathauer is holding his first 54-hole lead on Tour and looking to become the sixth first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season. To get that first W, he’ll have to hold off Jason Bohn (-15), who is one shot back, as well as a quartet of players at 13-under par that includes last week’s winner, Russell Knox, 36-hole leader Graeme McDowell, ageless wonder Justin Leonard and Tour grad Harold Varner, Jr. 

The winner of the event will likely need a low round to claim the title. Both McDowell and Bohn have fired 63s already this week and Varner tied the course record on Friday with a 9-under par 62.  

Kevin Streelman is currently tied for 29th at 7-under par. We draw your attention to Streelman simply to share this video: 

After the threat of weather moved up Saturday’s tee times, Sunday’s tee times will be similarly adjusted with threesomes going off split tees beginning at 9 a.m.


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