Derek Fathauer has the 54 hole lead in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, in Mexico.
Derek shot a third round -5 under par 66 to lead the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a -16 under par total, and will take a one shot lead into the finale round tomorrow at El Camaleon Golf Club. He does not think a one shot lead will count for anything;
“The scores that this course puts up, I don’t think it matters being in the lead out here.”
“I mean, if I had a 10-shot lead, that would be one thing, but one shot, that’s an even playing field tomorrow.”
“I think if I just go out and do what I came here to do, I’d like to see where it puts me at the end of the day because if I just stick to my plan, I’ll be happy no matter what happens.”
Jason Bohn is in second place, a third round of -6 under par 65 giving him a -15 under par total. He will be drawing on his experience of recent good play, and being full of confidence;
“The only thing I can draw on is how I’ve been playing and I’ve got a lot of confidence right now and I’ve just got to play my own game, manage my golf course out here, not watch what everybody else does because I’m playing from a lot different positions than most guys are.”
“And really I’ve got to embrace it. I just want to relax, have some fun, realize where I am. Hopefully knock on the door enough times, I’m going to get a victory.”
Justin Leonard, Russell Knox, Harold Varner 111 and Graeme McDowell share third place, all at -13 under par for the tournament.
Justin will use mental strength to keep him on track;
“I feel like I got here and everything felt good. It’s more mentally getting over the hurdle of realizing that after being out here for 22 years, I’m not going to forget how to swing a club, I’m not going to forget how to play the game.”