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Golf roundup: Cabrera, Flores tie for Quail Hollow lead

Associated Press Angel Cabrera never knows when he’s going to play his best golf. This could be shaping up as one of those weeks at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. On a Quail Hollow course that lets the Argentine hit driver on just about every hole, 2 exquisite short-game shots late in the second round carried Cabrera to a 3-under 69 on Friday and a share of the lead with Martin Flores going into the weekend. It was the first time Cabrera had at least a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour since the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont. The last time he was part of the lead after any round was in the 2013 Masters Tournament. Flores couldn’t ask for a better start, and his finish wasn’t too bad, either. Flores began his second round birdie-eagle when he holed out with a wedge from 105 yards in the 11th fairway. He added two birdies late in his round for a 68. They were at 9-under 135, 1 shot ahead of Justin Rose, who had a 67. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy went the other direction. Mickelson, 1 shot out of the lead to start the second round and perfect conditions ahead of him, seemed to miss every putt that he made on Thursday. He had a 75 and fell 7 shots out of the lead. McIlroy wound up with a 76 and made the cut on the number at 1-over 145. Shawn Stefani had a 68 and was 2 shots behind, while Kevin Kisner had a 66 and was 3 back.

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