May 09, 2016

    Former champ Fowler seizes Wells Fargo lead


    RICKIE Fowler fired six birdies in a four-under 68 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Fowler, who bagged his first PGA title on the same Quail Hollow course in 2012, had a nine-under par total of 207.

    "The course dried out and played much faster so 68 is a really good round out there," he said.

    Fowler, who will defend his title next week in the Players Championship, took charge with three straight birdies through the 16th hole and his second straight 68.

    Fellow American Roberto Castro bogeyed Quail Hollow's difficult 18th to cap a 71 that left him one stroke adrift on 208.