Streb leads Wells Fargo by one

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Robert Streb has a one stroke lead after the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Thursday.

The American carded a seven under 65 at the Quail Hollow course for a one shot lead over fellow countryman Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell.

Streb’s flawless round saw him pick up birdies at regular intervals, earning his second best opening round score in his fledgling PGA Tour career.

He had a stroke of luck on the par five seventh, which kept an almost certain bogey off his card. Streb’s pitch off the green from ten feet was hit with too much power, but the ball crashed into the flag stick halfway up and came to rest four feet from the hole.

“It’s the first time in a while I feel like I have my putter working,” the 28-year-old told ESPN.

“Everything is trending the right way at the moment. I got the putter going, got my hands pushed forward a little bit and finally just made some putts over five, six feet. Last week was the first time in awhile I felt like I had putted solid for the most part.”

Defending champion JB Holmes is in the hunt after shooting a three under 69, while world number one Rory McIlroy would have to settle for a two under 70 after double bogey on the par three 17th. KJ Choi leads Asia’s hopes after his four under 68.

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