- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Andrew Loupe took a one-stroke lead over Roberto Castro at 8 under at the Wells Fargo Championship, while Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler were close behind heading into the weekend.

Loupe shot a 1-under 71 on Friday, an up-and-down round with four birdies and three bogeys. Castro had a 66 for the best round of the day. He eagled No. 18, one of the toughest closing holes on the PGA Tour.

Chesson Hadley and Mark Hubbard were two shots back. Hadley had a 67, and Hubbard shot 68.

Fowler shot a 68, and Mickelson had a 70 to reach 5 under.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final two holes for a 69 to drop six strokes back.

INSPERITY INVITATIONAL

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - John Daly shot a 2-under 70 in his PGA Tour Champions debut, leaving him four strokes behind leader Mike Goodes in the Insperity Invitational.

Daly had four birdies and two bogeys at The Woodlands Country Club, playing alongside friend Fuzzy Zoeller and Peter Jacobsen. The two-time major champion turned 50 on April 28.

Daly was in a nine-man tie for 12th. He hit 13 of 14 fairways, 16 of 18 greens in regulation and topped the field with a driving average of 317.5 yards on the two measuring holes.

The 59-year-old Goodes bogeyed the par-4 18th for a 66. He made four straight birdies on Nos. 13-16.

YOKOHAMA TIRE LPGA CLASSIC

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - So Yeon Ryu birdied five of her last eight holes for a bogey-free 7-under 65 and a two-stroke lead in the windy Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Ranked 10th in the world but sixth in the race for the four spots on South Korea’s Olympic team, Ryu made three straight birdies on Nos. 2-4 and added two more on the par-4 sixth and par-5 eighth.

The 2011 U.S. Women’s Open champion had a 9-under 135 total on the links-style Senator Course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Capitol Hill complex.

Minjee Lee (70), Morgan Pressel (68) and Ryann O’Toole (67) were tied for second. First-round leader Laetitia Beck followed her opening 65 with a 73 to drop into a tie for fifth at 6 under.

TROPHEE HASSAN II

RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Italy’s Francesco Laporta shot a 2-under 70 to take a one-shot lead in the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II.

Laporta had a 6-under 138 total at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. South Korea’s Wang Jeunghun (68), Spain’s Borja Virto Astudillo (70) and Australia’s Jason Scrivener (71) were tied for second.

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