Colonial Country Club member Ryan Palmer shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match the first-round record at Hogan's Alley and take a one-stroke lead over John Rollins at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas .
The bogey-free 62 equaled Palmer's lowest round on the PGA Tour.
Palmer, the former Texas A&M player who has three PGA Tour victories, and longtime caddie James Edmondson are full dues-paying members at Colonial. Edmondson is even the reigning club champion.
Graham DeLaet matched Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and John Peterson at 64.
Matt Kuchar, No. 13 in the world ranking and the highest-ranked player in the 136-man invitational field, was in a group of six at 65. Defending Colonial champ Zach Johnson opened with a 69.
European Tour: South Africa's James Kingston shot a 6-under 66 at Wentworth (Virginia Water, England) to take the lead during the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship. Afternoon play was delayed for about 90 minutes because of the threat of lightning and five groups were still on the course when the round was suspended for the day because of darkness. Sergio Garcia, the Spanish player whose verbal sparring with Tiger Woods turned ugly this week, opened with a 72.
Senior PGA Championship: Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead, shooting 5-under 66 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Haas has 16 Champions Tour victories after winning nine times on the PGA Tour.
LPGA Tour: Officials are going to use as much of the flooded Ocean Club course as they can for the inaugural trip to the Bahamas. The Bahamas LPGA Classic (Paradise Island) is to start Friday with a 12-hole round, using the holes that aren't under water from the worst flooding in about 20 years.
Officials hope the rest of the course will drain in time for an 18-hole Sunday. Otherwise, it would be three rounds of 12 holes for the 144-player field.