Dallas native Jordan Spieth looks to continue his climb on the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Leaderboard.

Texas Natives Jordan Spieth, Ryan Palmer Torch Colonial

Dallas native Jordan Spieth shot a second-round 67 to improve to 8-under at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Ft. Worth.

Spieth’s Thursday put him at 5-under after the first day, and followed it up with a solid Round 2 in order to position himself for a weekend race to the finish.

The Dallas Jesuit graduate parred the par-5 first hole before a birdie on No. 2. His bogey on the par-4 sixth evened him out for the day, but his quick turnaround on the 7th hole helped him finish his front-nine at 1-under.

The back-nine proved fruitful for Spieth. Birdies on 11, 15 and 17 helped him finish strong. He would have finished the round at 4-under if it wasn’t for a mis-placed approach shot on 16 that eventually led to a bogey.

Meanwhile, Texas native Ryan Palmer lit up the Colonial course Thursday to the tune of an 8-under 62.

The Texas A&M grad who also played one year at the University of North Texas shot a bogey-free round Thursday. Palmer had birdies on 1, 6, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

His Friday tee-time is set for 3:43, and he only stands one shot back of the overall lead.

Palmer hasn’t won a PGA event since winning the Sony Open in Hawaii back in January of 2010.

Spieth, on the other hand, has not won a PGA event yet.

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