Crowne Plaza Invitational: Rain hit the second round at Colonial, where Matt Kuchar leads by one

Last Updated: 25/05/13 8:55pm

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Matt Kuchar: One shot clear with three holes of his second round remaining.

Matt Kuchar: One shot clear with three holes of his second round remaining.

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Matt Kuchar holds a one-shot lead at the end of day two of the rain-hit Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The American Ryder Cup man had reached 10-under-par and had just played his tee shot on the 16th when bad weather halted play for the second time of the day.

Kuchar who is five-under for his round so far, having made five birdies without dropping a shot, will be one of the 54 players who will have to complete their second rounds on Saturday.

Canada's Graham DeLaet is a shot behind Kuchar and he managed to finish his three-under-par round of 67 before rain caused a two-hour break in play.

DeLaet could be even better placed but, having the played the back nine first and reached four-under for the day, he made three bogeys in a row from the third, before bouncing back with birdies at eight and nine.

One clear

He is nine-under, one shot clear of an American quartet of Josh Teater, Jordan Spieth, Steve Flesch and Ryan Palmer.

Second round leaderboard

(US unless stated)

-10 M Kuchar
-9 G DeLaet (Can)
-8 J Teater
-8 J Spieth
-8 S Flesch
-8 R Palmer

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Teater (67), Spieth (67) and Flesch (64) have all completed their second rounds, while first-round leader Palmer is level through 12 holes after a 62 on Thursday.

Freddie Jacobson (67) and Chris Stroud (66) are on seven under, and defending champion Zach Johnson is five-under through 16 holes and is joint-ninth on six-under.

England's Brian Davis shot a 68 to reach five-under-par but his compatriot Greg Owen and Scotland's Martin Laird are outside the projected cut mark of one-under, at two-over and level-par respectively.

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