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2012 Crowne Plaza Invitational: Jason Dufner Is The Colonial's New Leader

Last week, Jason Dufner won the HP Byron Nelson Classic. This week, he's trying to take the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

After shooting a 65 on day one of the tournament, Dufner shot a bogey-free 64 on day two of the tournament and moved to 11-under par and into first place atop the leaderboard in Ft. Worth. Dufner nailed six birdie's, all from 20-feet or less on Friday as he tries to become the first golfer ever to win the Byron Nelson and the Colonial in consecutive weeks.

In his last 34 rounds of at PGA Tour events, Dufner has held the lead 11 times.

Zach Johnson, who was the leader after the first day of the event, now finds himself in second place. Here's a look at the leaderboard as it stands currently:

1. Jason Dufner -11

2. Zach Jonson -8 (thru 10 holes)

T3. Harris English -7 (thru 6 holes)

T3. Bo Van Pelt -7

T5. Tom Gillis -6

T5. Jim Furyk -6 (thru 10 holes)

T5. Tommy Gainey -6 (thru 12 holes)

T5. Ryan Palmer -6 (thru 9 holes)

T9. Rickie Fowler -4

T9. John Huh -4

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.