PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — 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.
Nick Taylor (70) of Abbotsford, B.C., was the low Canadian, sitting in a tie for 23rd at 5 under. Graham DeLaet (71) of Weyburn Sask., and David Hearn (70) of Brantford, Ont., were tied for 43rd at 3 under.
Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., and Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., were all expected to miss the 1-under cut.