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Rory McIlory shoots 67, pulls within 1 shot of lead at Wells Fargo Championship

  • Martin Flores walks to his ball by the creek on the 18th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Martin Flores walks to his ball by the creek on the 18th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martin Flores chips to the 15th green during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Martin Flores chips to the 15th green during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martin Flores watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Martin Flores watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

Rory McIlroy fired a 5-under 67 to pull within one shot of the early second-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy trailed Martin Flores and newcomer Patrick Rodgers, who were at 8-under 136 after 36 holes.

First-round leader Robert Streb, who started the day 7 under, and Phil Mickelson had just teed off.

McIlroy said his focus on Friday was on eliminating mistakes after an up-and-down opening 70. He did just that, posting five birdies and no bogeys. The world's No. 1 player was never in any real danger of making bogey in what he called a "stress-free round."

The 22-year-old Rodgers, a regular on the Web.com Tour, is playing on a sponsor exemption. He's ranked 333rd in the world and has never finished in the top 25.