Molder up by 1 as play halts at Colonial; Spieth 2 back


First-round leader Bryce Molder continued his torrid play on Friday, getting to 9 under through 15 holes of the suspended second round and holding a one-shot edge on clubhouse leader Webb Simpson in the rain-plagued Dean & DeLuca Invitational. Jordan Spieth, who teed off in the morning wave and was thus able to finish, shot a 4-under 66 and is two shots back. Here's how things stand going into the weekend at Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth:

Leaderboard: Molder (-9 through 15 holes), Simpson (-8), Spieth (-7), Patrick Reed (-7 through 8 holes), Anirban Lahiri (-6 through 12 holes), Jason Dufner (-6 through 10 holes)

What it means: Spieth has been in a mini-slump after missing the cut in The Players Championship and falling out of contention in the fourth round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. So far at Colonial, it's been all beer and skittles for the world No. 2, but he needs to keep it going for two more rounds.

Round of the day: Spieth's 4-under 66 was the low round among players who finished. Starting on No. 10, Spieth treaded water for nine holes, with two birdies and two bogeys. But on his back nine he birdied four of is first five holes for a closing 31.

Best of the rest: Freddie Jacobson also shot 4 under on Friday - for 12 holes. Starting on the back nine, Jacobson birdied Nos. 11 and 13, then after making the turn he birdied Nos. 1 and 2.

Biggest disappointment: In his first tournament since a runner-up finish in The Players, Kevin Chappell got off to a fast start, shooting a first-round 68. But whatever magic he had going for himself disappeared on Friday, when he came home in 74.