FedEx St. Jude Classic scores: Ben Crane leads heading into Sunday

Christian Petersen

Inclement weather once again halted the St. Jude Classic early, but not before the field managed to make up some ground.

Compared to Thursday and Friday, the weather at TPC Southwind was much better on Saturday, but it didn't hold out long enough to get the round in. Ben Crane remains on top of the leaderboard, and he'll begin Sunday with a four-stroke lead.

Crane continues to excel at avoiding dropped shots. He only managed to get through six holes on Saturday, notching a birdie and five pars on the day. He's notched just one bogey through 42 holes. At 13-under, he is in terrific shape heading into Sunday. It could be a long day, with 30 holes potentially on the schedule. Troy Merritt will begin Sunday in second place at 9-under. He got his third round off to a good start and is 2-under through seven holes.

Phil Mickelson managed a 68 in the second round to improve to 5-under. He wasn't able to move any further into the red on his first nine holes of the third round, carding nine pars on his opening nine. His short game has been extremely sharp all week, but he hasn't driven the ball as well as he will likely need to in order to contend at Pinehurst next week.

The day began with much of the second round still needing to be played. The field managed to get that in, a cut was made and the third round began not long after. Inclement weather hit again, forcing a suspension in play at 7:49 p.m. ET, and the round was suspended for the day at 8:13 p.m. None of the remaining field was able to complete the third round, with the final group through six holes. Play will resume at 8 a.m. on Sunday, and if weather holds out the field should be able to get through 72 holes. If not, there is a chance the tournament would be shortened, as a Monday finish on U.S. Open week is less than ideal. Currently, 41 players in the St. Jude field are scheduled to play in the U.S. Open.

Here is a complete look at where things stand heading into Sunday:

Place

Player

Score

Thru

1

Ben Crane

-13

6

2

Troy Merritt

-9

7

3

Peter Malnati

-8

7

T4

Billy Horschel

-7

8

T4

Retief Goosen

-7

6

T4

Camilo Villegas

-7

6

T7

Matt Every

-6

12

T7

Andrew Svoboda

-6

9

T7

Brian Harman

-6

8

T7

Carl Pettersson

-6

7

T11

Paul Casey

-5

14

T11

Tim Clark

-5

13

T11

J.J. Henry

-5

10

T11

Jason Bohn

-5

9

T11

Phil Mickelson

-5

9

T16

Rickie Fowler

-4

14

T16

Will Wilcox

-4

13

T16

Tim Wilkinson

-4

10

T16

Chesson Hadley

-4

10

T16

Padraig Harrington

-4

9

T16

Austin Cook

-4

7

T22

Tommy Gainey

-3

15

T22

Webb Simpson

-3

15

T22

Danny Lee

-3

13

T22

Kevin Kisner

-3

14

T22

Graeme McDowell

-3

12

T22

Ian Poulter

-3

12

T22

Steve Marino

-3

10

T22

Heath Slocum

-3

10

T22

Ted Potter, Jr.

-3

9

T31

Brooks Koepka

-2

15

T31

Cameron Tringale

-2

14

T31

James Hahn

-2

10

T31

Davis Love III

-2

8

T35

Chad Campbell

-1

15

T35

Shawn Stefani

-1

14

T35

John Peterson

-1

13

T35

Luke Guthrie

-1

12

T35

Boo Weekley

-1

11

T35

Ben Martin

-1

11

T35

Stewart Cink

-1

11

T35

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

-1

11

T35

Robert Streb

-1

7

T44

George McNeill

E

15

T44

Zach Johnson

E

15

T44

Charlie Wi

E

13

T44

Jhonattan Vegas

E

11

T44

Jeff Overton

E

11

T44

William McGirt

E

11

T44

Ryan Palmer

E

11

T44

Ben Curtis

E

9

T44

John Rollins

E

8

T44

Sean O'Hair

E

8

T44

Benjamin Alvarado

E

8

T55

Jerry Kelly

1

15

T55

Stuart Appleby

1

13

T55

Dustin Johnson

1

9

T55

Charles Howell III

1

9

T55

Scott Stallings

1

7

T55

David Lingmerth

1

7

T55

Greg Owen

1

7

T62

Freddie Jacobson

2

14

T62

Martin Laird

2

15

T62

Miguel Angel Carballo

2

13

T62

Justin Leonard

2

11

T62

Woody Austin

2

9

T62

Josh Teater

2

9

T62

Ryuji Imada

2

8

T69

John Merrick

3

15

T69

John Daly

3

12

71

Martin Flores

4

8

Cut line even-par

CUT

Andres Romero

1

CUT

Joe Durant

1

CUT

Chad Collins

1

CUT

Ricky Barnes

1

CUT

Tag Ridings

1

CUT

Kyle Stanley

1

CUT

Harris English

1

CUT

Kevin Streelman

1

CUT

John Senden

1

CUT

David Toms

1

CUT

Harrison Frazar

1

CUT

Geoff Ogilvy

1

CUT

Scott Gardiner

1

CUT

Alex Prugh

1

CUT

Tyrone van Aswegen

1

CUT

Doug LaBelle II

1

CUT

David Hearn

1

CUT

Russell Knox

2

CUT

Trevor Immelman

2

CUT

Roberto Castro

2

CUT

Brad Fritsch

2

CUT

Bronson La'Cassie

2

CUT

Eric Axley

2

CUT

Wes Roach

2

CUT

Brice Garnett

2

CUT

Sang-Moon Bae

2

CUT

Joe Ogilvie

3

CUT

Troy Matteson

3

CUT

Scott Langley

3

CUT

Michael Thompson

3

CUT

J.B. Holmes

3

CUT

Patrick Reed

3

CUT

Nicholas Thompson

3

CUT

Morgan Hoffmann

3

CUT

Michael Putnam

3

CUT

Stephen Ames

4

CUT

Mark Wilson

4

CUT

Matt Bettencourt

4

CUT

Jeff Maggert

4

CUT

Jamie Lovemark

4

CUT

Gary Christian

4

CUT

Lee Williams

4

CUT

Grant Leaver

4

CUT

Thorbjorn Olesen

4

CUT

Darren Clarke

4

CUT

Russell Henley

5

CUT

Steven Bowditch

5

CUT

Tim Petrovic

5

CUT

Robert Allenby

5

CUT

Bobby Gates

5

CUT

Edward Loar

5

CUT

Hudson Swafford

5

CUT

Talor Gooch

5

CUT

Jim Herman

5

CUT

Lee Westwood

6

CUT

Brian Gay

6

CUT

James Driscoll

6

CUT

Tim Herron

6

CUT

Alex Aragon

6

CUT

Zachary Olsen

6

CUT

Andrew Loupe

6

CUT

Will MacKenzie

6

CUT

John Mallinger

7

CUT

Scott Scheffler

7

CUT

Jonathan Byrd

8

CUT

Dicky Pride

8

CUT

Kevin Tway

8

CUT

Dustin Morris

9

CUT

Jim Renner

9

CUT

Daniel Chopra

9

CUT

Johnson Wagner

10

CUT

Kevin Foley

11

CUT

Scott Verplank

13

CUT

Kelvin Burgin

16

CUT

Isaac Sanchez

27

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