Familiar feeling: Flores back in the mix at Quail Hollow


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The last two years Martin Flores has one top-10 finish on the PGA Tour and it’s no surprise that he’s back in contention on familiar ground.

Flores carded a second-round 67 on Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship, nearly matching his two-day total from a year ago (9 under) at Quail Hollow to move into a share of the early lead.

“It reminds me a lot of my home course, kind of a bigger version of Royal Oaks [Dallas],” said Flores, who was tied with Patrick Rodgers at 8 under par. “Certain courses kind of fit your eye. This is one of them.”

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Flores credited his strong start to solid play from the tee through two rounds and his ability to recover when he has missed a fairway.

“I think missing it in the right spots has been the key,” said Flores, who finished third at Quail Hollow last year after a closing 72. “When I didn’t drive it in the fairway I wasn’t in too much trouble.”