FORT WORTH, Texas - Bryce Molder has yet to have the same kind of success that other four-time all-American collegiate players have had on the PGA Tour.
For now, Molder will settle for his career-best round and the lead midway through the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, in which four-time all-Americans Phil Mickelson and David Duval missed the cut.
Molder shot an 8-under-par 62 Friday to get to 13 under for a 1-stroke lead over first-round coleader Jason Bohn (65).
A 31-year-old Georgia Tech graduate who has split time between the PGA and Nationwide Tours since his professional debut in 2002, Molder was a stroke off matching the course record of 61 after missing an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole.
Mickelson would have overtaken Tiger Woods for the No. 1 spot in the world rankings with a win at Colonial, but instead he had consecutive over-par rounds. The Arizona State grad shot a 73 Friday.
Duval, who like Molder was a standout player at Georgia Tech, was 1 over after a round of 73.
PARKER, Colo. - Tom Kite still considers himself a whippersnapper after celebrating his 60th birthday in December, a point that's hard to argue as he sits in second place halfway through the Senior PGA Championship, 1 stroke behind Fred Couples at the Colorado Golf Club.
Couples shot a 4-under 68, putting him at 7 under after 36 holes.
MADRID - Luke Donald shot a 5-under 67 to take a 1-shot lead after the second round of the Madrid Masters, while Sergio Garcia missed the cut for a European tournament for the first time in six years.
Donald was at 12-under 132.