Tony Finau leads local favorite Spieth by 1 to open Colonial

Tony Finau hits from the rough on the 18th hole during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)
Jordan Spieth hits from the ninth fairway during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)
Jordan Spieth hits from the ninth tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)
Jordan Spieth, left, watches Kevin Kisner's shot off the ninth tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)
Jordan Spieth and his caddie Mike Greller look over a putt on the ninth green during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Finau shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over local favorite Jordan Spieth and Roger Sloan at Colonial on Thursday.

Defending champion Justin Rose, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 3, shot 74 as all five of the top 10s playing Hogan's Alley finished over par.

Finau hasn't finished better than 60th in three tournaments since tying for fifth at the Masters. He had five birdies over seven holes and avoided a second bogey with a chip-in at the par-3 16th.

Spieth is trying to end a victory drought that's approaching two years for the three-time major winner.

The 2016 Colonial champion kick-started his round by chipping in for birdie on the par-3 13th, his fourth hole. Spieth had seven birdies in a 10-hole span that included a double bogey.

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