Kevin Na is on course for victory at Colonial, in the Crowne Plaza International.
Kevin will take a one shot lead into the final round of the Crowne Plaza International at Colonial. He had a third round score of -1 under par 69 for a total of -11 under par. The tee times have been moved up again for tomorrow due to a rainy Sunday forecast.
Kevin thinks there is a low round hiding out there somewhere, and he is worried that the low round of the day will win the title;
“It’s out there but it’s hiding somewhere, it’s hard to find because you have to be so precise off the tee, second shots, putts and everything.”
“I know the hole locations tomorrow are going to be difficult. So honestly, I don’t really see a 61 or 62. Maybe a 63 or 64. Maybe.”
“Not as much fireworks as the first few days, but overall I was pleased.”
“I’ve had a pretty successful career except I think I lack in wins, I think it’s time for me to catch up to that number that I need to be at.”
Poults is seeking his first stroke-play win in the U.S. and will be in a good frame of mind if his team Arsenal win in the English Premier League tomorrow. He is currently in second place at -10 under par;
“It’s very easy to think too far ahead, there’s a few good guys right behind that are only a couple of shots off. I just have to focus on the first hole tomorrow.”
“I won’t be thinking anything past that, to be honest.”
“I can always deal with another plaid jacket in my closet. It will look just fine with my outfit tomorrow.”
“Hopefully we can get some golf in tomorrow, we’re going to have to wait and see what the weather’s going to do with us.”
Kevin and Poults are aware that they have lots of company in the quest to sport the tartan jacket, there are sixteen golfers are within five strokes of the lead.
Charlie Hoffman is in third place, despite his bad back, at -9 under par following his -4 under par third round of 66, saying it was the best he could have done;
“I probably couldn’t have shot much lower than I did.”
“I think we’ll play probably into Tuesday if need be.”
Defending Champion Adam Scott is trying to become the first player to successfully defend this title, Ben Hogan is the only player so far to do so, he actually did it twice.
Adam is four shots off the lead T10 at -6 under, but once again mentioned the putting;
“I’m going to need a round where they do all go in tomorrow, obviously it’s about giving yourself a lot of chances out there.”
“But you’ve got to make some putts, and as long as I keep hitting good ones, they might go.”
The organizers have made a 54-hole cut, to reduce the field to top 70s and ties. Those players who will not play on Sunday are; Jarrod Lyle, Harrison Frazar, Steve Wheatcroft, Chad Collins, Patrick Rodgers, John Peterson and Kyle Reifers.