Joint leaders at Wells Fargo

Angel Cabrera carded a 69 on Friday to claim a share of the lead of the Wells Fargo Championship after the second round.

The two-time major winner started the second round as the lone leader following a 66 on Thursday, and birdied four of his last six holes to reach nine-under-par alongside American Martin Flores, who shot a 68 after birdying two of his last three holes.

Cabrera, who won the 2007 US Open and 2009 Masters, has been in poor form of late, making only two cuts of his last 10 starts, and hasn’t won a title on US soil apart from his two major wins.

“I had a great day today, especially on my back nine,” Cabrera said after his round.

“It’s unfortunate to finish with a bogey, but I’m in position. I hit the ball really well through there and made the putts that I had to. And for that reason, I’m in the position I need to be.”

Flores, who is yet to win on the PGA Tour, started his round in tremendous fashion, carding a birdie and an eagle in his first two holes – the latter coming when he holed a 105-yard approach from the 11th fairway.

“Mentally, I’ve been patient and comfortable on this golf course. It just seems to fit my eye,” Flores said after his round.

“I don’t know what it is, but consequently I’ve driven the ball pretty well and it’s given me a lot of short irons on the greens that have been firm in some areas. Also holed some putts, so it has been pretty good.”

One shot behind the leaders is Justin Rose on eight-under, after the Englishman carded a second round 67.

Americans Shawn Stefani and J.B. Holmes were in a share for fourth after rounds of 68 and 67 respectively, while former world number one Martin Kaymer (69), Stewart Cink (70 and Kevin Kisner (66) are in sixth on six-under.

Rory McIlroy (76) made the cut on the number after finishing the second round on one-over, however England’s Lee Westwood (76) and Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke (72) were among those that failed to reach the weekend.