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May 3 2013

10:04 AM

Henley on the move early

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Russell Henley seemed like the rest of us when the alarm sounded at 5 a.m. on Friday.

"Trying to get moving," he tweeted 14 minutes after the wake-up call. "Everybody have a nice weekend."

Henley's certainly is shaping up nicely. Not only did the Sony Open in Hawaii winner make his 7:40 a.m. date with John Merrick and Kevin Streelman at Quail Hollow, Henley has seized the lead in the Wells Fargo Championship after making three birdies in his first eight holes.

Henley has moved to 6 under for the tournament, which positions him one stroke ahead of what was the overnight lead. Also climbing to 5 under this morning is Jason Kokrak, who  birdied the fifth hole to join logjam with Ryan Moore, Nick Watney, Robert Garrigus and rookie Derek Ernst.

Rory McIlroy, who held a share of the first-round lead, is having his troubles on Friday. He started on the back nine and bogeyed the 10th, then reeled off seven straight pars before adding another bogey at the 18th. So he has made the turn at 2 over and 3 under for the tournament.

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