Campos birdies 18th, shares lead in Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Rafael Campos holed out for birdie with a putter from off the entrance of the 18th inexperienced for a share of the lead Saturday with Joel Dahmen within the PGA Tour’s windy Corales Puntacana Resort & Membership Championship.

Campos, the 32-year-old Puerto Rican participant whose household has a house within the Dominican, shot a 3-under 69 to match Dahmen at 10-under 206 at Corales Golf Membership.

“I did not wish to chip it, so I am like, ‘Simply hit a putt and hopefully lag it up there shut’,” Campos stated about his closing birdie. “It was a type of days. That was a bonus for positive. I used to be struggling all day and I am actually joyful the place I am at proper now. I am glad it is finished.”

Ranked 427th on the earth, Campos is attempting to interrupt by means of in his thirty seventh PGA Tour begin.

“Tomorrow’s going to be just a little bit extra of the identical,” Campos stated. “I used to be The Climate Channel and we’ll nonetheless have the identical wind route, which makes the course actually powerful. You solely get to play 5 holes downwind, the remainder are just about into the wind. … It should be thrilling. I am excited to play.”

Dahmen had a 68. The 33-year-old former Washington participant is also winless on the tour.

“You need to keep affected person, however you additionally should benefit from the alternatives,” Dahmen stated. “I took benefit of the par 5s and simply form of cling onto your hat on 16, 17 and 18. These are powerful holes coming in.”

Danny Willett (67) and Michael Gligic (68) had been a stroke again. Emiliano Grillo (65) and Thomas Pieters (69) had been 8 underneath, and defending champion Hudson Swafford (68) was 7 underneath with 2019 winner Graeme McDowell (70), Charley Hoffman (68), Sepp Straka (69), Roberto Castro (70) and Fabrizio Zanotti (72).

Swafford received in September when the occasion was held per week after the U.S. Open, incomes a spot within the Masters this yr as a result of Punta Cana was not an opposite-field occasion. The winner this yr is not going to be rewarded with a Masters spot as a result of the match is being performed reverse the WGC Match Play occasion.

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