Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Bohn Overcomes Rain, Grabs the Lead in Mexico; He Shoots 67 despite Being 'Soaked Right Down to My Boxer Shorts' in Final PGA

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Bohn Overcomes Rain, Grabs the Lead in Mexico; He Shoots 67 despite Being 'Soaked Right Down to My Boxer Shorts' in Final PGA

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Jason Bohn looked out toward the ocean Saturday and knew it was going to be tough day at the OHL Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. He kept it together long enough to take the lead.

Bohn made a pair of birdies, and a pair of tough par saves that were just as valuable, for a 4-under 67 in the rain and wind that gave him a one-shot lead over Shawn Stefani going into the final round of the last PGA Tour event of the calendar year.

"When we started, it was just a little bit breezy. It was nice. It was going to be a beautiful day," Bohn said. "Then we could kind of see the rain coming in from the ocean. Once it started raining, it got very difficult. The greens got a little bit slower just from the rain. If you were in the rough, you got some squirters where the ball could fly where there was water trapped between the grass and the ball. And it was just tough."

"I'm just soaked, right down to my boxer shorts," he said. "I am as soaked as can be right now."

Bohn was reminded on the final hole how tough it will be to capture his third career victory, and his first since New Orleans in 2010.

He stretched his lead to three shots as Stefani, Ken Duke and 36- hole leader Michael Putnam kept dropping shots. On the 18th hole at the El Camaleon course of Mayakoba, Bohn tugged his approach to the left side of the green.

Stefani, who made bogey from the bunker on the 16th and from a tee shot into the bushes on the 17th, made a 20-foot putt for one of only two birdies on the 18th hole in the final round. Bohn left his long birdie putt about 5 feet short and missed that for a bogey.

That put him at 15-under 198, and his three-shot lead suddenly was down to one shot.

Stefani is looking his first PGA Tour win. He lost to Justin Rose in a playoff at Congressional in July.

"I walked off the green on 17 and said, 'Just try to hit one in the fairway.' Hit a good shot in there and just tried to make birdie to end on a positive note," Stefani said. "Sixteen and 17 were just kind of mental errors, getting tired late in the day. …

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