Crane birdied his first hole and was 13 under overall through six holes at rain-softened TPC Southwind. He opened with rounds of 63 and 65.
Troy Merritt, a group ahead of Crane, was at 9 under, with playing partner Peter Malnati at 8 under. Billy Horschel,
Shanshan Feng took a two-stroke lead in the
The 24-year-old Chinese player had a 15-under 198 total. She made a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fifth, had two birdies and dropped her first stroke of the week with a bogey on the par-4 16th.
Feng won twice late last year after taking the 2012
Michelle Wie and second-ranked Inbee Park were tied for second. Wie had a 65, and Park shot a bogey-free 65. Wie, the winner in Hawaii in April, is seeking her second victory in Canada after winning the 2010 Canadian Women's Open in Winnipeg, Manitoba.