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.”
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.”