Thursday, May 02, 2013

McIlroy among 7 tied for lead

7:20 p.m.

There's quite a crowd atop the leader board at the Wells Fargo Championship as a chilly and soggy  first round draws to a close at Quail Hollow Club.

Rory McIlroy, the tournament's 2010 champ who lost in a playoff last year to Rickie Fowler, is one of seven players tied for the top spot, with a 5-under 67. He's joined by Duke grad Nate Smith, Ryan Moore, Nick Watney, Robert Garrigus, rookie Derek Ernst and  Daniel Summerhays.

Six more are one shot back: Boo Weekley, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Streelman, Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover and Justin Kokrak.

Fowler shot an even-par 72 and is tied for 53rd.