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Crane leads by 4 in Memphis as darkness halts play

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Weather continues to be a factor at TPC Southwind, where the leaders have only begun their third round. Here's how things look heading into the final day of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where Ben Crane eyes his fifth career PGA Tour title:

Leaderboard: Ben Crane (-13 through 6 holes), Troy Merritt (-9 through 7), Peter Malnati (-8 through 7), Billy Horschel (-7 through 8), Retief Goosen (-7 through 6), Camilo Villegas (-7 through 6)

What it means: Crane held a four-shot lead through 36 holes and maintained that advantage when the horn blew Saturday night, playing his first six holes in 1 under. He continues to dominate the greens at TPC Southwind, and with 30 holes to go holds a sizeable lead as he looks to win for the first time since the 2011 McGladrey Classic.

Round of the day: Many players barely got their third rounds started Saturday afternoon, but Matt Every made the most of things in Memphis. A winner earlier this season at Bay Hill, Every played the first 12 holes of his third round in 3 under to move into a tie for seventh at 6 under. He'll begin play Sunday seven shots behind Crane.

Best of the rest: Merritt has never won before on the PGA Tour, but he gave himself a chance by playing the first seven holes of the third round in 2 under. Merritt opened with a birdie on the first hole and then added a circle on No. 6, and now will head into Sunday alone in second place behind Crane.

Biggest disappointment: Dustin Johnson began the third round just seven shots off the pace, but he collapsed on the front nine of Round 3 to fall out of contention. A winner in Memphis in 2012, Johnson played his first nine holes in 6 over, including back-to-back double bogeys on Nos. 1 and 2, and now trails Crane by 14 shots.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: The leaders still have a lot of golf to play, as the fourth round will begin shortly after the completion of Round 3 with pairings remaining intact. Crane has led after each of the first three rounds, though, and with a pair of relatively inexperienced players closest to him this appears to be his tournament to lose.