McIlroy three off Wells Fargo lead

Published Friday, 02 May 2014
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Holywood golfer Rory McIlroy is three shots off the lead after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.

McIlroy three off Wells Fargo lead
Rory McIlroy walks to the 17th tee box. (© Getty)

He started on the back nine and putted three bogeys and six birdies on his way to a score of 69.

It puts the 24-year-old in a nine-way tie for seventh place on -3 behind clubhouse leader Angel Cabrera of Argentina who carded a six-under-par 66 on Thursday.

McIlroy said: "I felt like I played solid. I gave myself plenty of looks for birdies and I felt like I putted a little better today than I have done in the past few weeks.

"I was looking to go a couple more under par after the turn but I bogeyed three and four but bounced back nicely on five and six and I was trying to squeeze a couple more but I think anything sub 70 today is a good score because the wind is a little gusty out there."

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