Friday, May 03, 2013

Gardiner alone at top

12:30 p.m. update: Scott Gardiner has gone to 5-under for the day and is the leader at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club at 7-under par.

After four consecutive birdies on the front nine, Gardner has been steady on the back, parring the first five, including a nice up-and-down on the 12th.

Rory McIlroy finished his round with a 1-under 71 and is tied for second one stroke behind Gardiner with Lee Westwood, Jason Kokrak and Rod Pampling. Westwood had been tied for the lead with Gardiner, but bogeyed No. 7.

Others near the top of the leader board who are due to tee off soon: Ryan Moore (12:55), Nick Watney (1:05), Boo Weekley (12:25) and Phil Mickelson (1:05).