Michael Putnam leads the OHL Classic at Mayakoba at the half-way stage in Mexico.
Michael had a second round of -7 under par 64, to give him a OHL Classic at Mayakoba mid-way total of -12 under par, and a one shot lead going into the week-end. He said his course management was working well;
” I’ve kept the ball in play really well, it’s a tight golf course and got to keep it between the trees.”
“After that, I’ve hit a lot of greens and made a lot of two putts. I did make about a 10-footer for par on 16, probably the hardest hole on the course. Other than that, it was a pretty easy bogey-free round.”
Shawn Stefani and Jason Bohn are a stroke back at -11 under par for the tournament, both players shooting -6 under par 65.
Shawn gave credit to his putting performance;
“I’ve been hitting the ball really well for quite some time now, the last few days really has been credit to my putter. I kind of figured something out on Wednesday and just kind of focused on that.”
Jason said it was about course management, all he needed to do was get his putter working;
“It’s about positioning yourself in the middle of the fairway or right side of the fairway and trying to attack some of these flags.”
“One of my strengths is just getting the ball in play. If I can get my putter hot, we’ll see what happens.”
Ken Duke is in fourth place on his own, at -10 under par. Ken shot the low round of the day, an amazing -8 under par 63.
The defending champion here is Harris English, he is at – 4 under par after a second round of even par 71, and has a long haul to retain his title.
This tournament at Playa del Carmen, in Mexico is the final regular-season event of the year.