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Chad Campbell hits from the 18th fairway during the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

4 share lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Talk about making a move.

Kevin Chappell began Saturday's third round at 1-over 141, among the last to make the weekend cut.

He followed with a 7-under-par 63 for a score of 204 and is second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 64, David Toms a 65, Chris Stroud 69 and Chad Campbell 68 to share the lead at 7-under 203.

The tournament was delayed 1 hour, 8 minutes because of inclement weather. It rained briefly in the late evening, but the sun returned before the golfers left the course.

Chappell is among five players tied at 204.

Chappell's run included six birdies and an eagle on No. 11. He made the first turn at 29, creating a buzz that he might be heading for a 59 and PGA Tour history.

After an eagle-3 on the par 5 11th hole, Chappell was at 8-under for his round, meaning he needed just three more birdies over his last seven to shoot a 59. Five players have shot all-time low 59s in PGA Tour competition.

"I told my caddie, man, that would be pretty cool to do that here," Chappell said. "Yeah, I used up a lot of luck today. I had two chip ins and made some long putts. 59 would have been nice, but kind of lost the feel of the putter there on the back nine, but all in all a good day."

Instead, Chappell bogeyed the 14th hole, and would par the rest to finish with a 63.

"Even after making bogey on 14, I thought get four good looks coming in," said Chappell, "and I just didn't hit a good putt on, I guess, 15, and missing the green on 16. I feel like I got a lot out of that."

Chappell was easily the talk of the tournament Saturday morning. He teed off at 7:44 a.m. with Jeff Overton, who shot 70 for a 211.

Matsuyama had six birdies on the way to a 32-32 round day. He had six birdies in his round.

"I played well. I made good putts at the second hole and the third hole which kind of set the tone for the rest of the round and I was able to get around in 6-under," he said.

The 64 was a career-low round on the PGA Tour for Matsuyama.

"Gradually, week by week, my game has gotten better. I feel like I can compete now, especially to shoot 6-under today and be in contention," he said. "Hopefully, I'm going to have to shoot lower than that tomorrow. I'm going to do my best."

Matsuyama began his third round in a tie for 36th at 1-under.

"Well, if I get in contention, of course, I'm going to be probably nervous tomorrow," he said. "As far as what it's going to take to win, at least 10 under."

Scott, with a big gallery following, had a bogey-free 66.

"I am very happy where everything is at," Scott said. "It feels like a couple of years of hard work has certainly paid off, but I want to keep it going."

Campbell finished with four birdies, with three of them coming on the front nine on the way to a 68.

"I felt really good out there, particularly on the front nine, hit a lot of good shots," Campbell said. "I turned 2-under, and then struggled a little bit on the back nine in some spots. I had a three-putt on 13, but some good up and downs to save par on 17 and also on 16.

"I am happy with my round and looking forward to tomorrow."

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