English chips in and takes 1-shot lead at Mayakoba

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Saturday, Nov, 16, 2019

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- Harris English holed a chip-and-run from off the 18th green Saturday for birdie and a 7-under 64, giving him the 36-hole lead at the Mayakoba Golf Classic as he tries to end six years without winning.

English birdied his last two holes at El Camaleon and led by one shot over Vaughn Taylor, who had a 66 in the afternoon. Brendon Todd, coming off a victory in the Bermuda Championship two weeks ago, had a 68 and was another shot behind.

English, who was at 13-under 129, won at Mayakoba in the final event of the year in 2013. That was 170 tournaments ago, and he has yet to win since then.

Because rain washed out Thursday, players will go as long they can Sunday before darkness, with the 72-hole event ending Monday.