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  • 05 Jul
    CHARLOTTE, N. [b]Tommy McDonald Jersey[/b] .C. -- Angel Cabrera never knows when hes going to play his best golf. This could be shaping up as one of those weeks at the Wells Fargo Championship. On a Quail Hollow course that lets the Argentine hit driver on just about every hole, two exquisite short-game shots late in the second round carried Cabrera to a 3-under 69 on Friday and a share of the lead with Martin Flores going into the weekend. It was the first time Cabrera had at least a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour since the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont. The last time he was part of the lead after any round was in the 2013 Masters. With one of the most powerful and reliable swings in golf, the mystery about the 44-year-old Argentine is that his only two on the PGA Tour are majors -- Oakmont for the U.S. Open, and Augusta National when he won the Masters in a playoff in 2009. "Im of course happy to be in position to win this tournament, but every time I go out and play, Im hoping to win," Cabrera said. "Its difficult to know exactly when youre going to play well. I dont think anybody knows when theyre going to play well." Flores couldnt ask for a better start, and his finish wasnt too bad, either. Flores began his second round birdie-eagle when he holed out with a wedge from 105 yards in the 11th fairway. He added a pair of birdies late in his round for a 68. They were at 9-under 135, one shot ahead of Justin Rose, who had a 67. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy went the other direction. Mickelson, one shot out of the lead to start the second round and perfect conditions ahead of him, seemed to miss every putt that he made on Thursday. He had a 75 and fell seven shots out of the lead. "I cant believe the difference in putting from yesterday to today," Mickelson said. "Yesterday, I saw every ball go in the hole. And today I couldnt get them to fall and was three-putting, which is funny because the greens today were so perfect. ... I struggled today. I dont have any great reason. It didnt feel far off. "I just struggled getting the ball in the hole." So did McIlroy, starting with a three-putt from 18 feet on the second hole. He drove behind a tree on the third hole and hit into a bush on the fourth hole, both times taking a penalty drop and making double bogey. He wound up with a 76 and made the cut on the number at 1-over 145. McIlroy missed five putts from 6 feet or closer. "I just didnt have my game today," McIlroy said. "Off the tee it was good. I didnt get the ball close enough. My putting didnt feel as comfortable as it did yesterday." The 16th hole sized up his day. McIlroy blasted a tee shot beyond the crest of the hill, a 375-yard drive that left him a simple wedge to the green. He wound up making bogey when he missed from just inside 4 feet. The biggest turnaround in the other direction belonged to Brendon de Jonge, who grew up in Zimbabwe and now lives in Charlotte. He opened with an 80, and followed that by tying the course record at Quail Hollow with a 62. Now hes tied with Mickelson. "Strange game," de Jonge said. The leaderboard was filled with players trying to win for the first time. Flores is in his fourth full season on the PGA Tour and has never finished in the top three. Shawn Stefani had a 68 and was two shots behind, while Kevin Kisner had a 66 and was three back. Mike Weir is the top Canadian in the field after the second round. The Brights Grove, Ont., native is tied for 39th, while David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., is in a tie for 47th. And there are plenty of major champions who havent been heard from much over the last few years. Martin Kaymer (2010 PGA Championship) had his second straight round of 69. Stewart Cink (2009 British Open) salvaged bogey from the water on the 17th and finished with a birdie for a 70. They were in the group at 6-under 138. Geoff Ogilvy (2006 U.S. Open) had seven birdies in his round of 67 and was four shots behind. Leading the way was Cabrera, who only seems to win majors. He made his move late with four birdies, and the last two were superb. Cabrera hit 8-iron over the lip of a fairway bunker on the par-5 seventh hole, but left himself 40 yards from a front pin. He played a pitch-and-run to about 5 feet behind the hole for a birdie to tie for the lead. "The chip was more complicated," he said. "I needed to decide if I wanted to bring it up or keep it low and let it bump, so I ended up doing that. It was a great shot." Then, he judged perfectly with a flop shot out of the rough from in front of the short par-4 eighth hole, and made the 3-foot putt for birdie to take the lead. 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That setback came on the heels of a 4-2-0 road trip. Karri Ramo made 20 saves, but gave up the game-tying goal with 2:16 to go in regulation and the winner three minutes into overtime. Defenseman Dennis Wideman scored his third goal in four games off a nice setup from Johnny Gaudreau, who knifed through the middle of the ice before dishing to the defender while on the power play. Johnny basically drew everyone in the rink to him, Wideman said. Ramo is 3-2-0 with a 2.20 GAA and .933 save percentage in five previous meetings with the Hurricanes, including four starts. Fellow Flames netminder Jonas Hiller is 3-1-0 with a 1.97 GAA and .940 save percentage in four prior encounters. Carolina has gone winless through its first five games of the season for the first time since going 0-5-0 in 1987-88 when the franchise was known as the Hartford Whalers. The Hurricanes are 0-3-2, following up a pair of shootout losses with a 3-1 setback to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. [b]Shareef Miller Womens Jersey[/b]. Jiri Tlusty scored on the power play in the first period, but that came after the Hurricanes allowed two goals in the games first three minutes. The start obviously wasnt what we were looking for at all, said Carolina first-year head coach Bill Peters after his club dipped to 0-3-2 on the year. Anton Khudobin stopped 23 shots in his second straight start. Carolina did see the return of forward Jeff Skinner to the lineup after he missed the first four games with a concussion. However, both Jordan and Eric Staal remain out with injury, though Eric Staal could return from his upper- body injury next week. The Hurricanes play the third contest of a five-game road trip tonight and will visit Edmonton on Friday. First, theyll try to earn their first victory in Calgary since Dec. 12, 2002. They have lost five straight trips since while losing three straight and seven of the last nine meetings overall. 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