Na leads Poulter by 2 at Crowne Plaza


After a soggy start to the tournament, play is back on schedule at the Crowne Plaza Invitational - for now. Here's how things look at the halfway point at Colonial, where Kevin Na leads by two shots:

Leaderboard: Kevin Na (-10), Ian Poulter (-8), Boo Weekley (-7), George McNeill (-6), Brian Harman (-6), Charley Hoffman (-5), Marc Leishman (-5)

What it means: Na also held a piece of the 36-hole lead at The Players Championship in his most recent start, and he's now atop the leaderboard after rounds of 64 and 66. Were it not for the 18th hole - which Na has bogeyed both days - he would have a blemish-free card through two rounds as he eyes a second PGA Tour win.

Round of the day: Erik Compton was among the last players to complete play, but he made a late move up the standings with a 5-under 65. Compton appeared in danger of a missed cut after an opening-round 73, but he birdied four of his first eight holes and didn't drop a shot during the second round.

Best of the rest: Like Compton, defending champ Adam Scott needed a low round to make the weekend, and the Aussie delivered. Scott carded a 4-under 66, including an outward nine of 31, to get within eight shots of Na. The effort helped Scott avoid missing back-to-back cuts for the first time in nearly five years.

Biggest disappointment: Jordan Spieth appeared ready to grab control of the event before the wheels fell off at the close of his second round. Spieth played his first 30 holes without a bogey but played his last six in 5 over, including a triple bogey on No. 7. After a 3-over 73, Spieth is seven shots off the pace.

Main storyline heading into Saturday: Na has had success on this course before, and after several close calls this season he appears eager for a win. He'll play the third round alongside a player who is equally eager in Poulter, who bypassed the European Tour's flagship event to tee it up at Colonial. With storms in the forecast, tee times will be moved up and the leaders will tee off at 9 a.m. CT.

Quote of the day: "Just a couple bad swings is all it was." - Spieth on the rocky close to his round