FORT WORTH — Matt Kuchar was 1-under for the day at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. It wasn't the best score in Saturday's third round, but it was enough — Kuchar stands at 11-under for the tournament, and holds a three-stroke lead going into the final day.
Mansfield's Martin Flores tied Martin Clark for the lowest score of the day, finishing 5 under with a 65. Boo Weekly and Matt Every shot 66; Chris Stroud had a 67; and Graham DeLaet, playing with Kuchar, had three back-nine bogeys before a birdie at No. 18 for a 69.
DeLeat led for much of the day, reaching 12-under after matching Kuchar with a birdie at the par 5 11th — but he then bogeyed holes 13, 14 and 17.
Kuchar won the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February, and is working to join Tiger Woods as the only multiple winner on this season's tour. Kuchar is a five-time winner, but never has been victorious twice in the same season.
There could be a lot of competition in the final round at Colonial, where 12 players are within three strokes of the lead. That dozen includes two-time (and defending) champion Zach Johnson, who is three strokes back at 8-under.