Rain or not, the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial began in near-record fashion Sunday.
After a three-hour rain delay, John Huh matched the second-lowest score on the back nine in the history of the tournament. Then 30 minutes later, Jason Bohn did the same on the front nine.
Bohn finished in a three-way tie for second at 11 under 269. He shot 63 Friday.
Huh shot a 64 and finished alone in 18th. He was 8 under for the tournament.
The golfers played with preferred lies because of the weather.
Huh fired a 6-under par 29, joining eight others who have gone that low. The most recent was Jeff Overton in 2010.
“To do it on this golf course was a lot of fun. I was able to take advantage of what the course was giving to us because we could lift and clean,” Huh said. “I was able to take advantage of it and put darts toward the flag and was able to make six birdies.”
Huh, who started on No. 10, had three birdies in a row to start the day.
“After I make the turn, my caddie was telling me if we shoot a 29 on this side we’ll have a really good chance. I started good, made birdie on the first hole, but after that I got loose a little bit. Then I made the three-putt,” Huh said. “From there I was trying to do what I’m good at, which is try to hit the green and give myself a good chance. But I wasn’t really able to give myself a lot of chances like I did on the front side.”
The back-nine record at Colonial was established by former champion Keith Clearwater, who shot a trailblazing 28 in 1993, the year he finished ninth. Clearwater was Colonial’s 1987 champ.
Huh said he didn’t believe he would be playing golf Sunday after the heavy rains.
“I give all the credit to the superintendent at Colonial because of the amount of rain we’ve had, and to be able to finish the tournament,” Huh said. “Dallas-Fort Worth is a little strange. It can pop up anytime and then be gone.”
Bohn carded six birdies, including three in the “Horrible Horseshoe” of Nos. 3-5, and joined nine others with a 6-under 29 over the 69 years of tournament play at Colonial.
“I was just making putts. It was great. I rolled my ball really well,” said Bohn, who once shot a 58 in Canada. “I felt very comfortable. The greens are perfect. I was just kind of seeing lines so I made a lot of putts early.”
Wayne Levi holds the front-nine record with a 28 in 1993. He finished 18th that year.
John Henry contributed to this report