Jason Bohn had a 4-under 67 on a rainy day in Mexico to take a one-shot lead over Shawn Stefani in the OHL Classic on Saturday.
Bohn looked as though he would have a greater margin heading into the final round of the last PGA Tour event of the calendar year. With two tough pars, he stretched his lead to three shots going into the 18th hole on the El Camaleon course at Mayakoba.
Stefani made a 20-foot birdie putt for a 68. Bohn three-putted across the green for his only bogey on the back nine, a two-shot swing that reduced his lead to one shot.
Bohn was at 15-under 198.
Michael Putnam, the 36-hole leader, shot 78 and was nine shots behind.
Frank Esposito Jr. leads at Senior PGA Professional National Championship
Frank Esposito Jr. shot a 5-under 67 at PGA Golf Club to take a four-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship
The 51-year-old Esposito, the PGA head professional at Brooklake in Florham Park, New Jersey, matched the tournament 54-hole record at 15-under 201.
“I’m very satisfied with my play this week,” Esposito said. “If you would have told me before the week I’d have been in this position I would be thrilled.”
Jeff Coston, the 2006 winner, was second after a 71. The 59-year-old Coston is a PGA teaching professional at Semiahmoo in Blaine, Washington.
The top 35 Sunday will earn spots in the Senior PGA Championship in May at French Lick (Indiana) Resort.
Christina Kim increases lead at Lorena Ochoa Invitational
Christina Kim shot a 4-under 68 to increase her lead to five strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
A stroke ahead after each of the first two rounds, Kim had a 14-under 202 total at Club de Golf Mexico. She won the last of her two LPGA Tour titles in 2005.
Kim matched China’s Shanshan Feng for the best round of the day in calm, sunny conditions on the tree-lined course. The 30-year-old American birdied two of the first three holes, bogeyed No. 5 and pulled away with birdies on Nos. 10, 13 and 17.
Feng was second. She won the LPGA Malaysia last month.
South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu, Spain’s Azahara Munoz and Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum were 8 under. Ryu had a 69, and Munoz and Phatlum shot 71.
Ian Poulter leads by six strokes at Turkish Airlines Open
Ian Poulter completed a second-round 66 to take a six-shot lead at the Turkish Airlines Open.
The Englishman was four strokes in front when thunderstorms Friday forced play to be abandoned mid-afternoon on the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course.
Heavy overnight rain saw a further hour’s delay to the start of play.
Poulter was 13 under after 14 holes before starting Saturday with a birdie at the 15th and three straight pars for an overall 14-under 130.
Shane Lowry, Brooks Koepka, Wade Ormsby, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Branden Grace and Hennie Otto shared second place on 136.