Kevin Na went from sharing the lead after the first round to sole possession of first place at the halfway point of the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Na stood alone atop the leaderboard after a 4-under-par 66 in the second round left him at 10-under 130 after 36 holes at Colonial Country Club. He lost a stroke on the final hole when he made his first bogey of the day after a birdie at No. 17.
But Na called it a good bogey after his tee shot went into a drainage culvert and the ball was washed away. He then two-putted from 20 feet after his approach shot stopped beyond the hole.
Ian Poulter was alone in second place at 8-under 132 after carding a 67. Boo Weekley, who shared the first-round lead, dropped back into third at 7 under after a 69.
Masters champion Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old Dallas native and first-round co-leader, had a triple bogey at No. 5 and struggled to a 3-over-73 for a two-round total of 3-under 137 and a tie for 15th. It was just Spieth’s eighth over-par round in 46 rounds on the PGA Tour this year.
Spieth had taken sole ownership of the lead before losing four shots in
two holes at Nos. 4 and 5 with a bogey followed by the triple bogey.
Poulter, who tied for sixth in the Masters, started and ended his round with bogeys, but he made birdies at Nos. 1, 4, 6, 8, 13 and 17. He is bidding for his first PGA Tour win since 2012.
Weekley, the 2013 tournament champion at Colonial, rallied after starting with bogeys on five of his first five holes in the second round.
Roy Ishikawa, who also held a share of the first-round lead, soared to a 4-over 74, 10 shots worse than his opening 64, and fell back into a tie for 25th at 2-under 138.
After storms pushed back the start of the tournament three hours on Thursday, the second round did not experience any delays despite periodic showers. But with more rain in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, tournament officials moved up the start times for the third round.
The players will be paired in threesomes rather than twosomes and tee off from both Nos. 1 and 10. The last group is scheduled to begin around 9 a.m. CT.