With play done for the day at the Colonial, Matt Kuchar is the leader at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, storming past Graham DeLaet by shooting five strokes under par before play was stopped due to darkness.
The first thing that stopped play was rain, forcing golfers off the course for several hours. Many got their round done, but a few toward the top of the leaderboard -- including Kuchar and Colonial member Ryan Palmer -- got late starts and couldn't finish up.
Kuchar wasn't perfect, only hitting two-thirds of greens in regulation, but putted well: five birdies, and one-putts every time he needed one to save par, good enough to put him at 10-under. He still has three holes to play in the round. The 34-year-old has had a knack for reeling in wins in big events: his last three wins were the 2010 Barclays, the 2012 Players Championship and this year's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. This would be a step down in terms of prestige, but it would be nice for him to get a stroke play win under his belt in 2013.
The Canadian DeLaet was one stroke back at 9-under after shooting a 3-under 67. Palmer was even through his first 12 holes Friday, but thanks to an 8-under in Round 1, he's just two strokes back of the lead. He's joined by Josh Teater and Jordan Spieth, who each shot 3-under on Friday, as well as Steve Flesch, who shot 6-under.
Freddie Jacobson and Chris Stroud are tied for seventh at 7-under. Zach Johnson, who has won two of the last three Crowne Plaza Invitationals, has himself back in the competition after going 5-under through his 16 holes to get to 6-under for the tournament.
Notables who are at this point very likely to miss the cut of 1-under include Charl Schwartzel, Rory Sabbatini, and Ben Crane (E), Ricky Barnes (1-over), Vijay Singh (2-over) and John Daly (3-over).
For a full leaderboard, head to Golf.com.