Scores running high for early starters

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Early starters in Sunday’s final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial are finding birdies difficult to come by so far.

At present, 16 of the 36 players on the course are over par. Gary Christian shot a 6-over 41 on the first nine and Andres Romero had a 40.

Only eight players are currently under par. Kevin Na is 2-under and the other seven are 1-under. The field has been whittled to 72 players.

Conditions this morning are very similar to the previous three days with winds 10-20 mph from the south, only with fewer clouds a little more sunshine. The temperature is forecasted to reach the lower 90s with winds increasing to 15-25 mph by the late afternoon.