FORT WORTH, Texas, May 20 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry, regaining the form that earned him three victories in 2003, built a three-shot lead Friday at the Bank of America Colonial.
Perry, whose victory in this event two years ago was overshadowed by the appearance of Annika Sorenstam, shot a 7-under 63 Friday for a two-day total of 12-under 128.
Thursday's gusty spring winds were replaced by the first blast of summer with temperatures soaring into the 90s.
Perry, playing in the worst of the afternoon heat, produced a bogey-free round. Ted Purdy, winner last week at the Byron Nelson Championship, and rookie D.J. Trahan shared second at 131.