Bohn takes third-round lead at OHL Classic

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Bohn fired a third- round, 4-under 67 on Saturday and he will take a 1-shot lead into the final day of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Bohn, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, finished 54 holes at 15-under-par 198. His last victory came in 2010 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

"I'm really comfortable in a place where I know kind of my own game," Bohn said. "I'm not a bomber, but I can keep it in front of me and I can hit some good, solid iron shots in there. It's a little bit just being comfortable, just relaxing and having fun."

Entering the final hole, Bohn had a 3-stroke lead over Shawn Stefani, but a Bohn bogey combined with a Stefani birdie trimmed the difference to just one.

Stefani, who entered the second round tied with Bohn, carded a 3-under 68 on a rainy day at El Camaleon Golf Course and he sits alone in second at 14-under 199. Charley Hoffman (67) and Alex Cejka (68) are tied for third at 12-under 201.

Andres Gonzales (66), Jerry Kelly (67), Danny Lee (67) and Ken Duke (70) are all deadlocked at 11-under 202, while 58-year-old Fred Funk is alone in ninth at minus-10.

Second-round leader Michael Putnam struggled on his way to a 6-over 77 and he is tied for 26th at 6-under 207 along with defending champion Harris English (69) and 12 others.

Starting the day in second place behind Putnam, Bohn got off to a good start with three birdies on his first five holes at one, three and five. Bohn gave one of those shots back with a bogey on the par-4 sixth, but he rebounded two holes later with his fourth gain on the par-3 eighth hole.

After closing out the front nine with a par, Bohn began the back nine with another gain on No. 10. Following a pair of pars on 11 and 12, Bohn drained his sixth birdie of the day on 13, which got him to 5-under and 16-under for the week.

Bohn was cruising for a while as he made four consecutive pars from 14, but he tripped up on the last hole as a three-putt led to a bogey on the par-4, dropping him back to 15-under.

"It was a very difficult day to play golf with the rain coming in and coming out. The wind picking up and then the wind dying down. It was pretty tough," Bohn said. "I played well. I relied a lot on my short game today. I was able to get it up and down a few times, I kept the ball in front of me and 4-under was a good score. A little sour to finish with a bogey at the last hole, but that's the way it works."

Stefani, also in second after round two, was relatively quiet on the front nine besides a strong two-hole stretch. Stefani poured in back-to-back birdies on four and five to go along with seven pars on the opening nine.

There was a lot more action on the back nine for Stefani as he made two birdies in his first four holes on 11 and 13. after two pars on 14 and 15, Stefani started going in the wrong direction with a pair of bogeys on 16 and 17, dropping him back to minus-13.

Now trailing the leader Bohn by three, Stefani holed a 20-foot putt on 18 for birdie and then watched as Bohn three-putted for bogey, getting Stefani to within one heading into the final round.

Hoffman made four straight birdies on his front nine from No. 4 to go along with a bogey on the par-4 third. It was a rough start on the back nine for Hoffman as he made bogey on 10, but a chip-in for eagle on the par-5 13th was exactly what he needed, getting him to minus-4. Hoffman closed things out with five straight pars to end there.

Cejka began his day with four straight pars before pouring in a trio of birdies from No. 5. On the back nine, Cejka made a mess of No. 10 and made double-bogey, but back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13 had him back to minus-3 on the day. Like Hoffman, Cejka also finished with five straight pars.

NOTES: Bohn is coming off a runner-up finish at last week's Sanderson Farms Championship ... Stefani has two wins on the PGA Tour and he also lost in a playoff to Justin Rose at the Quicken Loans National earlier this year ... Hoffman also has two victories on tour, while Cejka is still seeking his first win.