MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC

Exciting Monday finish awaits at Mayakoba Golf Classic with two tied at the top, Mexico's Carlos Ortiz one back

By Christopher Powers  

Photo By Golffile

After first-round play was pushed back a day due to rain, the Mayakoba Golf Classic was always destined for a Monday finish.

That didn't stop the last few groups from making a valiant effort to finish the tournament on Sunday in Mexico, playing the entire third round and much of the fourth.

The final threesome, which featured Brendon Todd, Vaughn Taylor and Harris English, will resume the final round in the morning on the par-3 15th green. Todd, who is tied for the lead at 20 under with Taylor, could have waited to hit his tee shot until Monday morning, as the horn had sounded due to darkness.

But players are allowed to play on if they choose. Todd did, finding the putting surface and setting himself up with a 15-foot birdie look when he returns on Monday.

"Not close to hitting the putt," Todd said of his decision to mark his putt and wait until Monday. "I wanted to hit the shot because I'm loose and there was no wind and I thought I could get it in there close and then come back in the morning and make birdie."

If he does, he'll be alone in the lead with three holes to play. Taylor, who came up short of the green with his tee shot, chipped his second shot on and will have a short par look when play resumes.

Taylor is looking for his fourth PGA Tour win, while Todd is looking for his third. His second came earlier this month at the Bermuda Championship.

"I feel great about my game," Todd said. "Really happy to have a chance to win this tournament, coming off a win in Bermuda. I'm just excited to tee it up in the morning and see if we can't get another W."

English, who also found the 15th green and will have a birdie chance in the morning, is one back at 19 under. He's tied for third with Mexico's Carlos Ortiz, who started his final round with a double bogey and then played his next 16 holes in seven under par.

After back-to-back clutch saves at 16 and 17, Ortiz raced ahead to attempt to finish his round but realized at the 18th tee that waiting until morning was the right call.

"The last shot was hard to see, putts were hard to even read," Ortiz said. "So, I still have a chance so I'm just going to wait and play early in the morning."

A birdie at the 18th would be no small feat for Ortiz. The 460-yard par 4 is the hardest hole at El Camaleon Golf Club, one he managed to birdie in his second round. The 28-year-old is a three-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour, but is still in search of his first tour victory.

Leader board and other scoring information for the 2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic, Nov. 14-17, El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

1 Vaughn Taylor USA -20 14 -4 64 66 67 - 249
1 Brendon Todd USA -20 14 -3 63 68 65 - 249
3 Carlos Ortiz MEX -19 17 -5 69 65 65 - 261
3 Harris English USA -19 14 -3 65 64 68 - 250
5 Adam Long USA -18 15 -4 63 69 67 - 254
6 Joel Dahmen USA -15 F -6 69 69 66 65 269
6 Robby Shelton USA -15 15 -6 66 66 72 - 257
8 Abraham Ancer MEX -14 F -4 66 72 65 67 270
8 Billy Horschel USA -14 F -3 65 71 66 68 270
8 Pat Perez USA -14 16 -2 68 65 68 - 262
11 Brice Garnett USA -13 F -7 71 67 69 64 271
11 Cheng-Tsung Pan KOR -13 F -4 68 70 66 67 271
11 Dylan Frittelli RSA -13 F -6 66 69 71 65 271
14 Brian Gay USA -12 F -6 66 72 69 65 272
14 Zac Blair USA -12 F -4 67 73 65 67 272
14 Matt Kuchar USA -12 F -9 69 68 73 62 272
14 Robert Streb USA -12 F -1 71 64 67 70 272
18 Chris Stroud USA -11 F -4 66 70 70 67 273
18 Scottie Scheffler USA -11 F -3 66 69 70 68 273
20 Ben Martin USA -10 F +1 67 69 66 72 274
20 Charles Howell USA -10 F -5 70 71 67 66 274
20 Bo Hoag USA -10 F -3 66 69 71 68 274
23 Graeme McDowell NIR -9 F -4 66 71 71 67 275
23 Zach Johnson USA -9 F -2 64 70 72 69 275
23 Brian Stuard USA -9 F -1 69 72 64 70 275
26 Aaron Baddeley AUS -8 F -4 70 67 72 67 276
26 Scott Piercy USA -8 F +1 70 66 68 72 276
26 Nick Taylor CAN -8 F -2 67 70 70 69 276
26 Maverick McNealy USA -8 F -6 71 69 71 65 276
26 Chez Reavie USA -8 F +1 66 70 68 72 276
26 Chris Baker USA -8 16 -2 64 69 74 - 268
26 Danny Lee NZL -8 16 +3 62 70 70 - 268
33 Harry Higgs USA -7 F -3 70 68 71 68 277
33 Bronson Burgoon USA -7 F -2 66 73 69 69 277
33 Chris Kirk USA -7 F E 70 69 67 71 277
33 Cameron Champ USA -7 F -3 70 69 70 68 277
33 Ryan Armour USA -7 F -1 68 70 69 70 277
33 Matt Jones AUS -7 F -4 71 69 70 67 277
33 Alvaro Ortiz MEX -7 16 +5 66 67 68 - 269
33 Rory Sabbatini RSA -7 F -3 69 72 68 68 277
33 Russell Knox SCO -7 F -4 69 72 69 67 277
42 Henrik Norlander SWE -6 F -5 67 71 74 66 278
42 David Hearn CAN -6 F -3 69 70 71 68 278
42 JT Poston USA -6 F -6 68 71 74 65 278
42 Chase Seiffert USA -6 F -3 68 69 73 68 278
42 Emiliano Grillo ARG -6 F E 70 67 70 71 278
42 Brendan Steele USA -6 F -5 68 72 72 66 278
42 Beau Hossler USA -6 F -3 70 71 69 68 278
49 Matthew NeSmith USA -5 F E 67 71 70 71 279
49 Denny McCarthy USA -5 F -4 69 71 72 67 279
49 Tyler Duncan USA -5 F +2 73 67 66 73 279
49 Calum Hill SCO -5 F +2 69 66 71 73 279
49 Scott Stallings USA -5 F -2 70 71 69 69 279
54 Xin-Jun Zhang CHN -4 15* E 70 71 68 - 268
55 Talor Gooch USA -3 F -1 71 69 71 70 281
55 Brandon Wu USA -3 F +3 68 69 70 74 281
55 Will Gordon USA -3 F E 70 70 70 71 281
58 Patrick Rodgers USA -2 F +1 68 71 71 72 282
58 Graham Delaet CAN -2 F E 68 71 72 71 282
58 Patton Kizzire USA -2 F +2 67 71 71 73 282
58 Harold Varner USA -2 F +1 68 69 73 72 282
58 James Hahn USA -2 F +2 68 73 68 73 282
58 Peter Malnati USA -2 F -1 72 69 71 70 282
58 Mark Hubbard USA -2 F +3 64 71 73 74 282
58 Kevin Chappell USA -2 F -3 70 71 73 68 282
66 Wes Roach USA -1 F E 70 69 73 71 283
66 Hudson Swafford USA -1 F +4 69 70 69 75 283
66 Cameron Tringale USA -1 F +1 69 71 71 72 283
66 Rafael Campos PRI -1 F -1 71 70 72 70 283
66 Sam Ryder USA -1 F +1 66 75 70 72 283
71 Luke Donald ENG E F +2 66 72 73 73 284
71 Scott Harrington USA E F E 69 69 75 71 284
71 Ryan Brehm USA E F +5 71 69 68 76 284
71 Brian Harman USA E F -2 71 70 74 69 284
75 Lanto Griffin USA +1 F +1 71 68 74 72 285
75 Scott Brown USA +1 F +2 72 69 71 73 285
75 Kevin Kisner USA +1 F +3 70 71 70 74 285
75 Sebastian Cappelen DEN +1 15* +2 71 70 71 - 273
79 Shawn Stefani USA +2 F +2 69 72 72 73 286
80 Jim Herman USA +3 F +2 70 71 73 73 287
80 J.J. Spaun USA +3 F -2 69 72 77 69 287
80 Satoshi Kodaira JPN +3 F +1 70 71 74 72 287
83 Jhonattan Vegas VEN E F +1 70 72 - - 142
83 Adam Schenk USA E F -2 73 69 - - 142
83 Viktor Hovland NOR E F +3 68 74 - - 142
83 Doc Redman USA E F E 71 71 - - 142
83 Martin Laird SCO E F -1 72 70 - - 142
83 Kevin Streelman USA E F E 71 71 - - 142
83 Keith Mitchell USA E F +2 69 73 - - 142
83 Aaron Wise USA E F +1 70 72 - - 142
83 Roger Sloan CAN E F -1 72 70 - - 142
83 Kramer Hickok USA E F -1 72 70 - - 142
93 Russell Henley USA +1 F +6 66 77 - - 143
93 Andrew Landry USA +1 F +1 71 72 - - 143
93 Rhein Gibson AUS +1 F +1 71 72 - - 143
93 Kristoffer Ventura NOR +1 F +3 69 74 - - 143
93 Roberto Diaz MEX +1 F -1 73 70 - - 143
93 Keegan Bradley USA +1 F +2 70 73 - - 143
93 Fabian Gomez ARG +1 F +1 71 72 - - 143
93 Sebastian Vazquez MEX +1 F +5 67 76 - - 143
101 Rob Oppenheim USA +2 F E 73 71 - - 144
101 Joaquin Niemann CHL +2 F -3 76 68 - - 144
101 Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Coto ESP +2 F +3 70 74 - - 144
101 Wyndham Clark USA +2 F +2 71 73 - - 144
101 Kyle Stanley USA +2 F +3 70 74 - - 144
101 Si Woo Kim KOR +2 F +2 71 73 - - 144
101 Davis Love USA +2 F +4 69 75 - - 144
101 Tony Finau USA +2 F +3 70 74 - - 144
101 Kyoung-Hoon Lee KOR +2 F +2 71 73 - - 144
101 Mark Anderson USA +2 F -1 74 70 - - 144
111 Mackenzie Hughes CAN +3 F +4 70 75 - - 145
111 Sebastian Munoz COL +3 F +1 73 72 - - 145
111 Austin Cook USA +3 F E 74 71 - - 145
111 Tom Hoge USA +3 F +2 72 73 - - 145
111 Sepp Straka AUT +3 F +1 73 72 - - 145
116 Ben Taylor ENG +4 F +7 68 78 - - 146
116 Michael Gligic CAN +4 F +5 70 76 - - 146
118 Jason Day AUS +5 F +6 70 77 - - 147
118 Nick Watney USA +5 F +3 73 74 - - 147
118 Charley Hoffman USA +5 F +3 73 74 - - 147
118 Luke List USA +5 F +7 69 78 - - 147
122 Michael Kim KOR +6 F +2 75 73 - - 148
122 Bo Van Pelt USA +6 F +2 75 73 - - 148
122 Hank Lebioda USA +6 F +4 73 75 - - 148
122 Benjamin Silverman CAN +6 F +4 73 75 - - 148
122 Nelson Ledesma ARG +6 F +3 74 74 - - 148
127 Kevin Stadler USA +7 F +5 73 76 - - 149
127 Jose de Jesus Rodriguez MEX +7 F +5 73 76 - - 149
129 D.A. Points USA +8 F +4 75 75 - - 150
130 Jimmy Stanger +11 F +4 78 75 - - 153
131 Efren Serna MEX +13 F +8 76 79 - - 155
132 Tyler McCumber USA E 9 -1 72 - - - 107
- Jason Dufner USA - - - - - - - -

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