Michael Putnam watches his tee shot on the 8th hole during the first round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Mark Humphrey
November 14, 2014

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) Michael Putnam birdied five of the first eight holes and finished with a 7-under 64 on Friday to take the lead in the PGA Tour's OHL Classic.

Putnam had a 12-under 130 total, playing the first 36 holes without a bogey on Mayakoba's El Camaleon course. He won the Web.com Tour's 2013 Mexico Championship.

Shawn Stefani and Jason Bohn were a stroke back. They each shot 65.

Ken Duke was 10 under after a 63, the best round of the day.

David Hearn, Nicholas Thompson, Will MacKenzie and Alex Cejka were 9 under. Hearn and Thompson shot 65, Cejka had a 67, and MacKenzie a 68.

Fred Funk, the oldest player in the field at 58, was 8 under after a 65. He won the 2007 event at 50 years, 8 months, 12 days to become the fifth-oldest PGA Tour winner.

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