How it happened: Kuchar leads at Colonial

Matt Kuchar during the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Matt Kuchar during the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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Matt Kuchar took the 36-hole lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational early Saturday morning and after 54 holes, Kuchar is still on top at Colonial Country Club.

Kuchar needed to finish the final three holes of his second round after play was suspended due to inclement weather on Friday. He made three pars to take a one-shot lead into the afternoon. Kuchar then followed first- and second-round 65s with a 1-under 69 to remain in the lead at 11 under.

He leads by one stroke over Graham DeLaet, Matt Every, Chris Stroud and Boo Weekley. Four more players, including Tim Clark, are another shot back at 9 under while Bud Cauley and defending champion Zach Johnson highlight a group of players at 8 under.

See how it all unfolded:

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Update No. 27: 6:10 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar remains at 11 under despite driving his tee shot into the left rough at No. 18. He was able to save par. Graham DeLaet birdied the hole to move back to 10 under.

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Update No. 26: 5:53 p.m. EDT

Graham DeLaet's approach went long and left at No. 17. His third shot went well past the hole as he caught it a little thin. He just missed the par save and would bogey the hole to drop to 9 under. Meanwhile, Matt Kuchar gets up-and-down from the front-right bunker to save par and remain at 11 under.

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Update No. 25: 5:44 p.m. EDT

Chris Stroud moves to 10 under after rolling in a birdie from just off the green at No. 18.

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Update No. 24: 5:40 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar makes birdie at the par-3 16th to move to 11 under. Just before Kuchar took the lead, Matt Every birdied No. 18 for the second straight round to move to 10 under.

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Update No. 23: 5:20 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth finds the water with his approach at No. 15. He ends up with bogey to fall back to 6 under. He's 2 over on his round.

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Update No. 22: 5:12 p.m. EDT

Graham DeLaet bogeys No. 14 and now there's a three-way tie for the lead with DeLaet, Matt Kuchar and Boo Weekley all at 10 under.

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Update No. 21: 4:56 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar makes par at the par-3 13th, but not until after his second shot from the greenside bunker lips out. That's the third close call for Kuchar this round. He hit the flagstick with his approach at No. 2 and then had his approach lip out at No. 3. He's 10 under overall, one back of leader Graham DeLaet.

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Update No. 20: 4:50 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth has dropped from 10 under to 7 under after a bogey at No. 12 and a double bogey at No. 13. This is Spieth's 19th PGA Tour start. Tiger Woods' first Tour victory came in his 19th Tour start.

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Update No. 19: 4:45 p.m. EDT

Bud Cauley just wrapped up a 4-under 66, marking the first time this season that he's opened a tournament with three straight sub-70 rounds. Cauley will enter the final round at 8 under.

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Update No. 18: 4:21 p.m. EDT

Matt Every, Jordan Spieth, Boo Weekley and Matt Kuchar all move to 10 under, but Graham DeLaet keeps his lead at two shots with a birdie at No. 11 to move to 12 under.

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Update No. 17: 4:07 p.m. EDT

Defending champion Zach Johnson has moved to 9 under after a birdie at No. 12. He's 3 under on his round today.

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Update No. 16: 3:51 p.m. EDT

Graham DeLaet is still at 11 under, but now has a two-shot lead on the field after Steve Flesch's bogey at No. 9.

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Update No. 15: 3:37 p.m. EDT

And now it's Jordan Spieth dropping a shot as he bogeys No. 9 to fall back to 9 under. So now it's Graham DeLaet in the lead at 11 under and Steve Flesch in solo second at 10 under.

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Update No. 14: 3:30 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar bogeys the par-3 eighth for his second straight bogey to fall back to 9 under. Kuchar had made just one bogey through the first two rounds, but has two so far today.

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Update No. 13: 3:24 p.m. EDT

No. 7 has been a make-or-break hole so far for the leaders. After Matt Kuchar bogeyed the hole, Graham DeLaet notched a birdie there to move into the solo lead at 11 under.

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Update No. 12: 3:18 p.m. EDT

There's now a four-way tie for the lead as Matt Kuchar bogeys No. 7. Jordan Spieth, Steve Flesch and Graham DeLaet join Kuchar now at 10 under.

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Update No. 11: 3:08 p.m. EDT

Steve Flesch joins Jordan Spieth and Graham DeLaet at 10 under, one shot back of Kuchar, after a birdie at No. 7. Also, Tim Clark is 5 under through 12 holes and has moved to 9 under as a result.

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Update No. 10: 2:54 p.m. EDT

A bogey at the par-4 sixth hole, his first of the day, drops Jordan Spieth back to 10 under.

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Update No. 9: 2:37 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth ties Matt Kuchar atop the leaderboard at 11 under after making a birdie at the par-4 fifth, his third birdie of the round. Also, Graham DeLaet is 1 under through four holes today, and sits at 10 under overall.

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Update No. 8: 2:17 p.m. EDT

Hunter Mahan and Angel Cabrera both started on the back nine, and both are 4 under through 11 holes to move to 7 under. Also moving to 7 under is Bud Cauley, who is 3 under through 11 holes after starting on the front nine.

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Update No. 7: 1:52 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory. He's started birdie-birdie today and moves to 10 under, one shot back of Matt Kuchar.

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Update No. 6: 1:47 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar birdies the par-5 first hole to begin his third round. He moves to 11 under and two shots clear of the field. Kuchar birdie No. 1 both Thursday and Friday. He's also birdied No. 2 both days, as well. Also, Jordan Spieth birdied No. 1 to move to 9 under.

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Update No. 5: 12:52 p.m. EDT

Both Jonas Blixt and Bob Estes are 2 under through four holes, each moving to 7 under.

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Update No. 4: 12:37 p.m. EDT

Martin Flores' birdie at the par-3 fourth moves him to 6 under. Flores has finished better than T-34 just once this season on the PGA Tour (T-10 at Valero Texas Open).

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Update No. 3: 12:17 p.m. EDT

Ted Potter Jr. has birdied two of his first four holes in his third round, moving to 6 under. Potter has just one top-10 finish in 22 PGA Tour starts since winning the Greenbrier Classic last July.

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Update No. 2: 10:41 p.m. EDT

Third-round tee times have been released. The players will go off of both tees and in groups of three. The first tee time is at 11:18 p.m. EDT. Leader Matt Kuchar will go off at 1:30 p.m. EDT along with Graham DeLaet and Josh Teater.

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Update No. 1: 10:15 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar makes par on his final three holes of his second round to wrap up a 5-under 65. He remains at 10 under and will carry the 36-hole lead into the third round later today.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: DeLaet survives Horseshoe, trails Kuchar at Colonial

Other than earning confirmation that there’s a reason why they call it “The Horrible Horseshoe” at Colonial, Friday went nicely for Graham DeLaet, who found himself a shot back of leader Matt Kuchar when play was halted at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

How it happened: Kuchar takes lead before Round 2 halted at Colonial

No one matched Ryan Palmer's first-round 62 Friday at Colonial . . . yet. Second-round play was suspended at the Crown Plaza Invitational with Matt Kuchar leading at 10 under.

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Thursday coverage

How it happened: After 62, Palmer leads Crowne Plaza Invitational

Ryan Palmer is a member at Colonial and Thursday he used that to his advantage, carding an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. See how it all unfolded!

5 Things: A week later, low numbers return for first round at Colonial

Call it a Dallas re-run, only set in Fort Worth. But one week after warm temperatures and benign wind enabled the PGA Tour chaps to open with silly low numbers at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, similar conditions greeted players at Thursday’s opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Johnson, Furyk, Schwartzel register as favorites at Colonial

Defending champion Zach Johnson, perennial contender Jim Furyk, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and unheralded Chris Kirk are all players to watch this week.

Notes: Fitness coach fills in as caddie for Wagner at qualifier

For the first time in . . . well, perhaps forever . . . Johnson Wagner carried a yardage book at the Open Championship International Final Qualifying at Gleneagles -- mostly due to his unique and inexperienced caddie.

Echavarria embodies 'have clubs, will travel' attitude

Andres Echavarria has been racking up the frequent-flyer miles as he attempts to work his way into the U.S. Open, Open Championship and onto the Web.com Tour.

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