McGirt closes strong with 65

First Posted: 11/18/2013

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Fairmont native William McGirt carded a 5-under-par 66 on Sunday to climb the leaderboard and finish in a tie for 45th place in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

McGirt, who had opened with rounds of 70, 68 and 74, pocketed $18,060 and now has earned $61,560 in the new season, which is four events old. He has 67 FedEx Cup points to stand at 93rd on that list.

McGirt, who has made two of four cuts in the new season, had seven birdies on Sunday, on Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11 and 13 and a pair of birdies, on Nos. 5 and 13, in tying for the second best score in the field on Sunday.

Harris English tied for the best round of the day, a 6-under-par 65, to win his second PGA Tour event with a 21-under-par 263, 4 shots ahead Brian Stuard, who finished at 17 under.

“I guess I found something in my swing — a little swing key that helping me out,” said English, who played at the University of Georgia. “I hit the ball really well all week. It got a little windy the first two days and I struggled a bit with my driver, but I found it down the stretch.”

English, whose first win was at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June, took the top prize of $1.08 million and is now in second place on the FedEx Cup standings.

Jason Bohn, Chris Stroud and Rory Sabbatini tied for third at 16 under.

Third-round leader Robert Karlsson had a 72 to drop into a tie for sixth at 15 under.