Todd, Vaughn Tied Going to Monday in Mexico

Brendon Todd will have to wait another day to see if he can win for the second tournament in a row.

Todd (pictured), who captured the Bermuda Championship two weeks ago, was tied for the lead with playing partner Vaughn Taylor when darkness halted the final round in the rain-delayed Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon Golf Club › camaleon at Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

The entire first round was rained out on Thursday, forcing tournament officials to try unsuccessfully for a 36-hole finish on Sunday.

“Today was a great day,” said Todd, who will have a birdie putt on the 15th hole when play resumes Monday morning, while Vaughn will be putting for par. “You know, I went out there and hit it well, shot 9-under-par with two bogeys.

“It doesn’t taste so great that the last one came on the last hole (the par-4 14th), but it’s all right. I’m tied for the lead with three to play and excited about the opportunity.”

Todd, who is 47-under in his last eight rounds, shot 6-under-par 65 in the third round on Sunday morning and was 3-under for 14 holes in the afternoon, while Taylor totaled 67 in round three and was 4-under through 14—erasing Todd’s lead with birdies on the 10th and 14th.

Favorite son Carlos Ortiz of Mexico had a second straight 65 and was 5-under through 17, putting him one stroke back in a tie for third with 36-hole leader and 2013 Mayakoba winner Harris English, who had a 68 and was 3-under for 14 holes.

Adam Long, who won the Desert Classic early this year, posted a 67 and was 4-under through 15, putting him two back in solo fifth, while Joel Dahmen finished 66-65 and was five down in a tie for sixth with rookie Robby Shelton, who totaled 72 and was 6-under after 15.

Abraham Ancer of Mexico, another local favorite, finished with 65-67 and was six down in a tie for eighth with Billy Horschel, who closed with 66-68, and Pat Perez of San Diego, the 2017 Mayakoba champion, who had a 68 and was 2-under through 16.

Defending champion Matt Kuchar shot 73 in round three, but followed that with a sizzling 62 and was tied for 14th.

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