Tracker: Mickelson, McIlroy climb; Holmes leads

Phil Mickelson during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy made big moves Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Mickelson shot 9-under 63 to climb to 11 under, two shots back of third-round leader J.B. Holmes, while McIlroy shot 65 in the morning and is now 6 under overall.

Here's how it all unfolded Saturday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.:

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Update #21: 5:52 p.m. ET

Martin Flores ends up with bogey at the 18th after missing a 15-footer for par. Flores, who shot 69 Saturday, is now 12 under, one shot back of leader J.B. Holmes, entering Sunday's final round.

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Update #20: 5:42 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes makes a 21-footer for birdie at the 18th to wrap up a 6-under 66 and grab the clubhouse lead at 13 under. And with Martin Flores, who is also 13 under, having hit his tee ball into the hazard at the 18th, Holmes could have the outright lead entering Sunday.

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Update #19: 5:17 p.m. ET

Martin Kaymer had it to 10 under after a birdie at the 15th, but he just bogeyed the 17th to fall back to 9 under, four shots behind leader Martin Flores, who is through 15 holes.

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Update #18: 4:32 p.m. ET

Martin Flores has now built a two-shot lead at 13 under after a birdie at the 12th. Now through 13 holes today, Flores is 4 under on his third round.

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Update #17: 4:07 p.m. ET

Martin Flores drains about an 18-footer for birdie at the par-4 11th to move to 12 under. It was the second straight birdie for Flores, who now lead by one shot.

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Update #16: 3:49 p.m. ET

We now have a two-way tie for the lead again as J.B. Holmes birdies the 10th to rejoin Phil Mickelson at 11 under. Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer and Martin Flores are all tied for third at 10 under.

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Update #15: 3:24 p.m. ET

A bogey at the ninth drops J.B. Holmes back to 10 under and Phil Mickelson is once again the solo leader. Also at 10 under now is Martin Flores, one of the co-second-round leaders who is 1 under through eight holes today.

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Update #14: 3:07 p.m. ET

J.B. Holmes rolls home a birdie putt at the eighth to tie Phil Mickelson for the lead at 11 under.

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Update #13: 3:03 p.m. ET

After driving the ball into a fairway bunker and coming up well short of the green with his second shot, Phil Mickelson gets up-and-down for par at the 18th to wrap up a 9-under 63. He's now the clubhouse leader at 11 under, a shot ahead of J.B. Holmes.

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Update #12: 2:41 p.m. ET

Earlier today, Rory McIlroy carded a 7-under 65 to get back into contention.

Click here to read Jim McCabe's story on how Rory got back into the mix Saturday at Quail Hollow.

Also, check out highlights from McIlroy's round above.

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Update #11: 2:20 p.m. ET

At the par-5 15th, Phil Mickelson is just short of the green with his second shot – his playing competitor Brendon de Jonge hit his second out of bounds and ended up with bogey. Mickelson then is able to get up-and-down for birdie to move to 11 under.

Lefty now leads Martin Flores, who is even through three holes today, by two shots. Angel Cabrera, on the other hand, has fallen back to 7 under with two bogeys in his first three holes.

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Update #10: 1:47 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson sticks his tee shot to about 5 feet at the par-3 13th and makes birdie to move to 10 under. He now leads outright.

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Update #9: 1:41 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson begins the back nine with three straight pars to remain at 9 under. Meanwhile, the other two co-leaders, Angel Cabrera and Martin Flores, are just beginning their third rounds.

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Update #8: 1:05 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson makes the turn after shooting 7-under 29 on the front nine. He's 7 under through nine holes today and is now tied for the lead at 9 under.

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Update #7: 12:56 p.m. ET

After an 80 on Thursday, Brendon de Jonge bounced back with a bogey-free 10-under 62 on Friday and on Saturday he still continues to claw his way to the top of the leaderboard. He has now gone 28 holes without a bogey at Quail Hollow. De Jonge is 4 under through eight holes during his third round and is T-6 (6 under for the tournament).

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Update #6: 12:33 p.m. ET

Holy Moving Day Batman! Phil Mickelson drops a 15 foot eagle putt on the par-5 seventh at Quail Hollow to get to 8 under – one back of the lead – and 6 under for his third round. He's 6 under in his last five holes.

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Update #5: 12:22 p.m. ET

Wes Roach is 4 under through seven holes at Quail Hollow Club on Saturday.

Roach graduated from Duke in 2011 and turned professional soon after. He played on the Web.com Tour in 2012 and 2013. He earned his PGA Tour card by finishing 26th on the Web.com Tour money list in '13. In 2014, he has one top 10 (Puerto Rico Open) in 11 starts.

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Update #4: 12:10 p.m. ET

Add another two birdies to the scorecard for Phil Mickelson. As Rory McIlroy established earlier in the day, the scoring is out there. Mickelson has made four consecutive birdies on Nos. 3-6 to get to 6 under for the tournament and 4 under on the day.

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Update #3: 11:49 a.m. ET

Phil Mickelson is on the course for his third round. Mickelson has made back-to-back birdies on the par-4 third and fourth to get to 4 under for the tournament.

Mickelson's best finish this season was T-12 at the Shell Houston Open.

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Update #2: 11:16 a.m. ET

Rory McIlroy notched another birdie at the par-5 15th. That moves world No. 11 (No. 20 in the Golfweek Rankings: Full rankings here) to 7 under on the day, 6 under for the tournament, and now only three shots back of the second-round co-leaders Angel Cabrera and Martin Flores (9 under).

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Update #1: 11:03 a.m. ET

He may have had an early tee time, but Rory McIlroy is making the most of making the cut on the number at the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy started his day at 1 over for the tournament. He went out in 4-under 32, which included a bogey at the par-4 ninth. The 2010 champ in Charlotte, is currently T-9 through 14 holes on Saturday.

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Friday's coverage

5 Things: Cabrera, Flores share Wells Fargo lead

Just as he did a day prior, Angel Cabrera used a run of birdies to remain atop the leaderboard Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship. At 9 under, Cabrera is tied with Martin Flores for the lead at Quail Hollow Club.

De Jonge bounces back with 62 at Wells Fargo

After shooting 8-over 80 in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship, Brendon de Jonge bounced back with a second-round 62 Friday at Quail Hollow Club.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Cabrera, Mickelson stand out at Quail Hollow

Angel Cabrera rose to the top of a star-studded field at Quail Hollow, thanks to a first-round 66 to open the Wells Fargo Championship. That gives him a one-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson, who came to Quail Hollow looking to find some form after missing the cut at his beloved Masters, and Martin Flores. Here are 5 Things to know.

Tracker: A. Cabrera takes Wells Fargo lead

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are among the notables taking aim at a Wells Fargo Championship win this week – but it was Angel Cabrera who moved to the first-round lead. Recap the action here.

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