Jeff Overton was disqualified from the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial due to a rules violation at the turn during his third round.
Overton was stacked up at the turn and was offered the option to practice putting and chipping by a rules official. While doing so, he used a putting aid. That is a violation of rule 14-3/10.3. Overton took to Twitter to express his frustration in a series of tweets. He comments, "3 group back up at the turn. Rules official tells me we can practice chipping and putting. Disqualified for using my practice putting aid! Why do rules officials initiate that conversation to begin with. I wouldn't even have gone up there if I had know that. What a joke!" He was even par on his round at the time of the violation and 4-under for the tournament.
At even-par 70-70=140, Charl Schwartzel missed the cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on the number.
The South African hit just 23 greens in regulation and neutralized five birdies with five bogeys. He wasn't in danger of missing the weekend nearing the end of his second round, but he drifted with a bogey-bogey-par close. Schwartzel had a look at birdie from 19'8" at the par-4 ninth hole but it wouldn't drop. This ends his consecutive cuts made streak at 15. His last weekend off in a PGA TOUR event occurred at last year's Open Championship. He'll attempt to begin a new streak at next week's Memorial.
Kevin Streelman signed for a pair of even-par 70s at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and missed the cut by one stroke.
Streelman has been turning heads for a couple of months, but the attention will be diverted this weekend. He suffered five bogeys, went just 5-for-25 in birdie opportunities and missed five putts from inside 10 feet. Even when he converted a 10'5" putt at the par-4 15th hole in the second round, it was for bogey because he rinsed his approach before chipping on. He'll try again at next week's Memorial.
Matt Kuchar completed his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this morning, posting a bogey-free, 5-under-par 31-34=65 to assume outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 130.
Play resumed at 7:13 a.m. CT today. Kucher merely cleaned up to reach the house. For the round, he went 5-for-5 in scrambling and buried birdies from six yards off the green at the fifth holes and 30'5" at 7.
The second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial was suspended for the day at 6:38 p.m. CT.
Inclement weather is again to blame for the second delay today. Play will resume on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. Golfers were forced off for two hours and 10 minutes early this afternoon before the restart at 2:28 p.m. This latest halt throws a wrench into Matt Kuchar's mojo. He's bogey-free 5-under through 15 holes and sits atop the leaderboard by one stroke. Fifty-four golfers were stranded, all having completed at least 10 holes. Don't be surprised if there are a couple of withdrawals either tonight or tomorrow morning due to the fact that the cut will fall once 36 holes are in the books. Meanwhile, a reasonable threat for more rain and thunderstorms is in Saturday's forecast.
The second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial was suspended due to dangerous weather at 12:18 p.m. CT. UPDATE: Play resumed at 2:28 p.m.
Isolated storms cells have been pestering the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The original restart was scheduled for 1:45 p.m., but it was extended due to the emergence of additional inclement weather. When play resumes, Charlie Beljan will be standing over a birdie attempt of 5'8" at the par-4 ninth hole, his last of the round. At even par for the tournament, he's one stroke below the current cut inside which 78 golfers sit. The afternoon wave started at noon. UPDATE: Beljan missed the putt and will likely miss the cut as well.
Patrick Cantlay withdrew during his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial due to a back injury.
Really? He's 21 years of age. Let's just hope that he elected not to push it and it's not serious. He was 3-over through seven holes today and 8-over through 25, so he wasn't anywhere near the cut line. Cantlay entered the week ranked sixth on the Web.com Tour money list. That position is in jeopardy since the circuit is in Mexico this week. If he's able, he'll try again at next week's Mid-Atlantic Championship.