PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – The rain delay that interrupted the third round at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba came at an inopportune time for Jason Bohn.
Bohn had just rolled in a 21-foot eagle putt on No. 13 when the horn blew, a stroke that gave him a one-shot lead over Derek Fathauer and Justin Leonard. When he returned to the course nearly 90 minutes later, he played his final five holes in 1 over, including a bogey on the last.
He now heads into the final round alone in second, one shot behind Fathauer.
“After the break when we went back out there, I struggled a little bit,” Bohn said. “I was gaining a lot of momentum. I had holed a putt on (No.) 12, then holed a long putt on 13 and I was kind of feeling it, feeling very aggressive. Then to go back out after the rain delay, I was a little bit more tentative than I was in the middle of my round.”
Despite the slow finish, Bohn is in contention in Mexico for the second straight year. Last year he led by one shot entering the final round, but closed with a 74 to finish in a tie for seventh.
Bohn’s strong start to the new wraparound season includes a T-3 finish at the Frys.com Open and a runner-up result at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. After those close calls, Bohn is eager to improve this week as he looks to win for the first time since 2010.
“It’s great to be in the position I’m in. I’m playing some really good golf,” he said. “As long as I can kind of just keep my emotions under control tomorrow, just play my own game and not worry about what everyone else is doing and attack it from my point of view, hopefully I’ll come out on top one of these times.”