Unheralded Fathauer leads in Mexico, McDowell three back

American journeyman Derek Fathauer performed flawless golf to clutch the primary Fifty Four-gap lead of his PGA Tour occupation within the OHL Basic at Mayakoba in Mexico on Saturday.

The 29-yr-old carded a bogey-free, 5-underneath 66 at the El Camaleon Golf Membership in Playa del Carmen to maneuver one shot in advance of compatriot Jason Bohn (Sixty Five).

In A Single Day leader Graeme McDowell (70) and former British Open champion Justin Leonard (Sixty Seven) were amongst a group of 4 players three strokes off the lead.

Fathauer, looking to become the sixth consecutive first-time winner on the PGA Tour, birdied the 1/3, fifth, seventh and ninth holes to succeed in the turn with a two-stroke lead.

He then reached 5-underneath for the day after a birdie on the par-five 13th.

McDowell, contemporary off an eight-underneath 63 within the second spherical, made a bad begin as he followed a double-bogey at the opening gap with a bogey at the 2d.

However The Northern Irishman recovered well with four birdies over a seven-gap stretch ahead of bogeying the par-5 13th.

The 2010 U.S. Open champion then birdied his penultimate gap to put himself in rivalry for his first PGA Tour win since 2013.

Bohn was once cruising along with four birdies on his entrance 9 and then followed a birdie on the 12th with an eagle on the par-5 13th sooner than a lightning delay halted play for approximately Ninety minutes.

He would have had a share of the lead going into the ultimate round if not for a bogey at the 18th.

(Reporting via Frank Pingue; Modifying by way of Tony Jimenez)

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