Joint leaders in Charlotte Ogilvy 9th
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2014 Wells Fargo Championship | 03 May 2014
American, Martin Flores, and Argentine, Angel Cabrera, have the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte in North Carolina, the pair one shot ahead of Justin Rose.
The 32 year old Flores first gained his PGA Tour card for the 2010 season, lost it in his first year but regained it via the Web.Com Tour in 2011 and while hardly a big noise on the PGA Tour has been slowly improving since. His last top ten was at the John Deere Classic last July but he has put together several good tournaments of late.
Flores holed his second at the par four 11th hole, his second of the day, for an eagle and although he double bogeyed the 11th he will take a share of the lead into the weekend.
Cabrera has had a poor year to date in 2014 although a runner-up finish in a South American event recently appears to have made a difference. The 44 year old bogeyed his final hole but a run of birdies earlier had given him the outright lead.
Rose has played this event on several occasions but has seldom done well. He has though been in very good form this season and his class is beginning to prevail.
Shawn Stefani and J.B. Holmes are the next best just one shot behind Rose and two from the lead.
Pre tournament favourite Rory McIlroy just made the cut after a second round of 76 while another expected to do well, Phil Mickelson, is 30th.
Geoff Ogilvy, who has begun to play a little better in recent weeks, leads the Australians in a share of 9th position. Ogilvy has not recorded a top ten on the PGA Tour since the Honda Classic in March of last year so this is an encouraging improvement to date.
New Zealander Danny Lee is 30th, Bronson La’Cassie 47th and Robert Allenby 59th.