English cards 62 behind hot putter at Mayakoba

Harris English during the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Harris English during the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, November 16, 2013

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico –– Harris English torched El Camaleon Golf Club to the tune of a tournament-best 9-under 62 in the rain-delayed completion of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Saturday.

English, who won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June, tied Robert Karlsson and Kevin Stadler for the 36-hole lead at 12-under 130.

The former Georgia standout entered the week playing well at the start of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season. He has recorded 13 of 14 rounds of par or better to start this season with his best finish in three previous starts this season a T-7 at the CIMB Classic.

English attributed his bogey-free 62, which tied for his lowest score on Tour, to switching back to the Ping putter he used in college. English took 24 putts in the second round. He ranked first in one-putt percentage at 56 percent (22 through his first 39 holes) compared to 32 percent on the season (No. 129).

“I’ve been putting good all week,” he said. “That’s been my strength so I’d like to keep it rolling.”

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