Palmer shoots 62, grabs Colonial lead

6:50 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Ryan Palmer fired an 8-under 62 on Thursday and grabbed a 1-stroke lead through the opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Palmer, who has been a Colonial member since 2010, matched the lowest round of his career and the lowest opening round in tournament history.

"It helps, obviously, the experience I have had here," said the three-time PGA Tour winner.

John Rollins, also a Colonial member, is a shot off the pace after a first- round 63, which marks his best round at the course by four strokes.

Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn, Graham DeLaet and John Peterson are tied for third place at 6-under 64, while world No. 13 Matt Kuchar highlights a group of six knotted at 5-under.

More to follow.

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