Simpson, Kisner, Lee and Scott up in front at Colonial
LOS ANGELES Rahm (69), England’s Paul Casey (66) and American Sean O’Hair (68) were tied for fifth at fiveunder 135.
Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell was alone in ninth, two shots adrift. Tony Finau shot a 65 and climbed into contention and into 10th place.
First-round co-leader Kelly Kraft stumbled to a 73 and was tied for 12th in a pack of nine golfers that included Spieth, Stewart Cink (70) and Kevin Tway (70), all four strokes back.
Lee’s round featured seven birdies and a bogey and was the low round of the day.
“I was hitting the ball very nicely,” said Lee, a Kiwi from Rotorua on the North Island. “I had strong finish, and that’s what I need to have carrying over the next couple days.”
Kisner continued his superb play this season as his round included four birdies and a bogey on No 17.
Kisner’s only PGA Tour victory came by an impressive six shots in 2015, but he has been knocking on the door with six runner-up finishes in his career, including the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Spieth, who started on the back nine, began with bogeys on three of his first five holes but turned it around with a birdie on the parfour 15th. He added four more birdies on the front nine and parred his final four holes.
Garcia, who earned his first USPGA Tour title at the Colonial in 2001, followed up a one-under 69 on Thursday with a second round four-under in his eighth career start at the event. AFP
Kevin Kisner plays a shot at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday.