FORT WORTH, Texas -- Local knowledge helped Colleyville resident Ryan Palmer forge an 8-under 62, good for the first-round lead Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial at Colonial Country Club.
A few golfers in the afternoon wave have not yet finished their rounds.
Palmer, a member at Colonial and a regular in the club’s afternoon "big game," turned in a bogey-free card with eight birdies, including four in a row on Nos. 14-17.
Another Colleyville resident, John Rollins, rolled in 22-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to finish with a 7-under 63, good for solo second.
Among those at 5-under and still on the course is 19-year-old Jordan Spieth of Dallas.