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August 23 2013

1:50 PM

Crane withdraws with back injury

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Ben Crane, who finished off a first-round 67 on Friday morning that left him three shots off the lead, has just become the second player to withdraw at The Barclays.

Crane, who came to The Barclays ranked 125th in the FedExCup, withdrew after four holes in the second round with a lower back injury. "Just been battling a disk injury, and just got to where I couldn't play," Crane said.  

Crane, who needed to move into the top 100 to advance to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship, will not earn any points this week so he will unable to play in the rest of the FedExCup Playoffs. Crane said he was very disappointed to have to withdraw.

"Just bummed," Crane said. "I just figured some stuff out this week, and was really excited about it. And it showed up in the first round, and then, you know, obviously not feeling good prevents you from doing what you want to do.  

"There's a learn level of pain that you just can't take anymore."

Crane said he planned to have his back evaluated and was  looking forward to playing again when the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season begins in October.

Lucas Glover withdrew earlier on Friday after playing three holes in the second round. Glover, who will also miss the rest of the Playoffs after starting the week ranked 107th in the FedExCup, injured his wrist.

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