Daniel Berger had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on his final nine Thursday to earn a share of the lead in the OHL Classic.
Making his sixth
Defending champion Harris English closed with a three-putt bogey for a 67. Carlos Ortiz topped the seven Mexican players in the field at 67. He won three times on the
The tournament is the final regular-season event of the year.
Christina Kim had two eagles in a seven-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the
Kim eagled the par-five second and 17th holes at tree-lined Club de Golf Mexico, the first-year venue after six seasons in host Lorena Ochoa's hometown of Guadalajara.
The 30-year-old Kim also birdied Nos. 4, 7 and 16 in her bogey-free round. She won the last of her two
Spain's Azahara Munoz was second. She eagled No. 17 to tie for the lead and dropped back with a bogey on the par-four 18th. Third-ranked Lydia Ko birdied the final two holes for a 68. The 17-year-old New Zealander has two victories this year.
Lizette Salas, Gerina Piller and Pornanong Phatlum shot 69. Top-ranked Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson, the winner last year at Guadalajara Country Club, were in the group at 70.
Michelle Wie bogeyed three of the first seven holes in a 73. She won the 2009 event for her first LPGA Tour victory. Second-ranked Stacy Lewis had a 76, leaving her tied for 31st in the 36-player field.
The 50-year-old Jimenez eagled his opening hole and had seven birdies in an 11-hole stretch starting on the fourth. He was one shot off the record at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course. England's
Australia's Wade Ormsby, England's Tyrrell Hatton and South Africa's