Na grabs two-shot lead after 36 holes at Colonial

Fri May 22, 2015 8:14pm EDT
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(Reuters) - Kevin Na had a hot hand with the putter on another wet day at the Crowne Plaza Invitational to shoot a four-under-par 66 on Friday for a two-shot lead at the halfway mark at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Na had four birdies on the back nine before a scrambling bogey at the 18th put him at 10-under-par 130.

England's Ian Poulter, who started at the 10th hole, also got hot in his second nine with four birdies in a 67 for second place at 132, one better than 2013 winner Boo Weekley.

Weekley overcame a nightmare start of four bogeys in his first five holes to shoot a 69 for 133.

Na rolled in a 25-footer to birdie the 10th, hit a 20-foot birdie at 13 that moved him to do a celebratory 'Big Bird dance' and a left-to-right curler for birdie at 14.

"I had a lot of fun today," said Na. "I was making a lot of putts, felt a lot of support and that put a smile on my face."

After splashing his tee shot in the creek at 18, he dropped across the hazard and hit a brilliant 8-iron out of the rough and two-putted to save bogey.

"Happy to walk away with a five," he said.

Morning rain further softened Colonial and more rain was forecast for the weekend, but that did not bother Poulter.   Continued...