Na leads Poulter by 1 at soggy Colonial


With tee times moved up to avoid inclement weather, Kevin Na retained his spot atop the leaderboard at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Here's how things look heading into the finale at Colonial, where Na leads by a shot:

Leaderboard: Kevin Na (-11), Ian Poulter (-10), Charley Hoffman (-9), Chris Kirk (-8), Brandt Snedeker (-8), Kevin Kisner (-7), George McNeill (-7)

What it means: Na started the day two clear of Poulter, although the Englishman and McNeill both quickly caught up. Na rolled in a 14-foot birdie on No. 17 to regain the lead, and after a 1-under 69 he is alone in front as he looks to win for the first time since 2011.

Round of the day: Kirk contended at TPC Sawgrass in his most recent start, and he is again in the mix after a 5-under 65 in the third round. Kirk made six birdies, including four across the back nine, to move into sole possession of fourth place, three shots behind Na.

Best of the rest: Hoffman opened his round with a birdie and added four more en route to a 4-under 66 that earned him a spot in Sunday's final group. Hoffman carded a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, including a tap-in birdie on No. 17, and now has a chance for his second victory of the season.

Biggest disappointment: Boo Weekley won this event in 2013 and was contending again after rounds of 64 and 69, but the veteran slipped back after a third-round 71. Weekley bogeyed three of his first six holes and made only two birdies. At 6 under, he is tied for 10th and trails by five.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Tee times will be moved up for the second straight day because of a discouraging forecast, and while Na holds the lead, this tournament remains relatively open. Colonial has a history of producing come-from-behind winners, and Jordan Spieth and defending champ Adam Scott sit just five shots back at 6 under.