GOLF ROUNDUP

Ryan Palmer leads after first round of Colonial

The Associated PressMay 23, 2013 

— Colonial member Ryan Palmer shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match the first-round record at Hogan’s Alley and take a one-stroke lead over John Rollins. The bogey-free 62 equaled Palmer’s lowest round on the PGA Tour.

Haas shares lead

At St. Louis, Jay Haas of Greer and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship, shooting 5-under 66. Haas, the winner of the major championship in 2006 and 2008, had a bogey-free round. Waldorf had six birdies and one bogey.

Kingston fires 66

At Virginia Water, England, South Africa’s James Kingston shot a 6-under 66 at Wentworth to take the lead during the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship. Afternoon play was delayed for about 90 minutes because of the threat of lightning. Five groups were on the course when the round was suspended because of darkness.

LPGA faces flood in Bahamas

At Paradise Island, Bahamas, the inaugural

Bahamas LPGA Classic is to start Friday with a 12-hole round, using the holes that aren’t under water from the area’s worst flooding in about 20 years. Officials hope the rest of the course will drain in time for an 18-hole Sunday. Otherwise, it will be three rounds of 12 holes for the 144-player field.

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