CHARLOTTE — Johnson Wagner is one of five players tied in second place atop the leaderboard at the Wells Fargo Championship at 4-under 67 after the Charlotte resident recorded back-to-back eagles.
Wagner started his round at Quail Hollow Club on No. 10 and the 38-year-old carded an eagle 2 at the par 4 No. 14 hole before an eagle 3 at the par 5 No. 15 hole to move to 5-under after six holes. Wagner had bogeys on two of his final three holes on the back but he recovered a stroke with a 22-foot birdie putt at the par 4 No. 2 hole.
“The back nine, my first nine today, I had a lot of birdies and some eagles and some bogeys, and then all pars and one birdie on the other side,” Wagner said. “But it’s just the way this course goes. I think the back nine lends itself to making a few more birdies. And I didn’t take advantage of a couple of the birdie holes on the front, but all in all, very solid. Didn’t have too much work for pars out there on the front and I’m real happy.”
Wagner will tee off No. 1 at 7 a.m.