Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed lurking at Colonial after first round

Written By Alec Brzezinski
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Colonial Country Club played tough on Thursday as the Dean and DeLuca Invitational got under way, but Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth climbed to the first page of the leaderboard.

Reed got things kicked off in the morning by posting a 5-under 65 with six birdies and a lone bogey on the difficult par-3 fourth hole. He is still looking for his first win in his home state.

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Speaking of people winless in Texas, Jordan Spieth still hasn't won here despite finishing second in three separate tournaments — including this one last year. The 22-year-old has been battling some swing mishaps in recent weeks, but he looked sharp while firing a 3-under 67 in Round 1.

Bryce Molder continued his surprising play to grab a first-round lead after shooting a 6-under 64.

Ranked 116th in the world, Molder came into the week with four top 25s in his last five starts.

Webb Simpson, who has struggled this season with the anchor ban in effect, and Anirban Lahiri are tied with Reed for second at 5 under. Lahiri birdied three of his last four holes Thursday to finish with a 65.

Jason Dufner, the 2014 runner-up, shot a 4-under 66. He is currently tied with Texas native Ryan Palmer, among others, for fifth.

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