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      It pays off for Ryan Palmer to be a member at Colonial

      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.



      Palmer and longtime caddie James Edmondson are full dues-paying members at Colonial.

      Edmondson is even the reigning club champion, winning the title for the third time last year.



      Graham DeLaet, wearing pants with a plaid design similar to the jacket Colonial winners get, matched Morgan Hoffmann,

      David Hearn and John Peterson at 64. Matt Kuchar, No. 13 in the world ranking and the highest-ranked player in the 136-man invitational field, was in a group of six at 65.



      Defending Colonial champ Zach Johnson had an opening 69.

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