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Michelle Wie Mounting Late Charge in Singapore

Michelle Wie - tied for 15th and five strokes behind leaders

Hawaii’s Michelle Wie moved into a tie for 15th place by shooting a three under par 69 on day three of the HBSC Women’s Championships at the Tanah Merah Country Club.

Located at the southern end of Changi Airport runway, Tanah Merah has two 18-hole golf courses, and is one of Singapore’s finest.

Can Wie overcome a five stroke deficit to catch Ai Miyazato and Juli Inkster?  I have high hopes that see can!  

T1 Ai Miyazato   -3   F   -7   69   71   69       209    
T1 Juli Inkster   -3   F   -7   70   70   69       209    
T3 Hee Young Park   -3   F   -5   68   74   69       211    
T3 Momoko Ueda   -4   F   -5   75   68   68       211    
T3 Sun Young Yoo   -1   F   -5   70   70   71       211    
T3 Hee-Won Han   -1   F   -5   73   67   71       211    
T7 Yani Tseng   -1   F   -4   74   67   71       212    
T7 Cristie Kerr   -1   F   -4   68   73   71       212    
T7 Suzann Pettersen   E   F   -4   70   70   72       212    
T10 Vicky Hurst   -3   F   -3   73   71   69       213    
T10 Sakura Yokomine   -3   F   -3   73   71   69       213    
T10 In-Kyung Kim   -1   F   -3   70   72   71       213    
T10 Na Yeon Choi   -1   F   -3   73   69   71       213    
T10 Angela Stanford   +2   F   -3   68   71   74       213    
T15 Michelle Wie   -3   F   -2   72   73   69       214    
T15 Jee Young Lee   -4   F   -2   73   73   68       214    
T15 Inbee Park   -3   F   -2   72   73   69       214    
T15 Maria Hjorth   -1   F   -2   73   70   71       214    
T15 Amy Yang   -1   F   -2   73   70   71       214    
T15 Lindsey Wright   -1   F   -2   72   71   71       214    
T15 Jiyai Shin   E   F   -2   71   71   72       214    
T15 Karrie Webb   E   F   -2   70   72   72       214    

February 27, 2010 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Wie finishes 22nd in Honda PTT LPGA Thailand

Michelle Wie has a good final hole finish in Thailand

HONDA PTT LPGA THAILAND, FINAL ROUND COMPLETE
  PLAYER SCORE HOLE
1 Ai Miyazato -21 F
2 Suzann Pettersen -20 F
3 Yani Tseng -15 F
4 Karrie Webb -13 F
4 Cristie Kerr -13 F
6 Laura Davies -12 F
6 Maria Hjorth -12 F
6 Momoko Ueda -12 F
6 Song-Hee Kim -12 F
10 Amy Yang -11 F
11 In-Kyung Kim -10 F
11 Hee Young Park -10 F
13 Na Yeon Choi -8 F
13 Seon Hwa Lee -8 F
13 Mi Jung Hur -8 F
16 Angela Stanford -7 F
16 Catriona Matthew -7 F
18 Four tied at -6  
18 Lorena Ochoa -6 F
22 Michelle Wie -5 F
26 Morgan Pressel -4 F
32 Se Ri Pak E F
40 Natalie Gulbis +3 F

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Events, golf | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wie Captures First LPGA Tour Win – Lorena Ochoa Invitational

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Michelle Wie wins her first LPGA

It took 12 years, but Michelle Wie has finally captured her first LPGA tour victory.

The 20 year old from Honolulu got a little help from Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr in the final three holes of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Wie had opportunities to put the tournament away, but missed a birdie attempt on the 16th hole as her shot lipped out of the cup.  While Wie was missing her birdie at 16 her competition, Creamer and Kerr were making bogies to fall off the lead.

Wie played the final day tied with both Creamer and Kerr at different points.

Wie finished the day three under par and was 13 under for the four day tournament.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | golf | , , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Wie Battling Back on Day 3 of Ochoa Invitational

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Hawaii's Michelle Wie looking for first win on LPGA tour

Michelle Wie is making her move up the leader board during the third round of the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Wie made the half way turn in a tie for second with Paula Creamer and just one shot behind leader, Ji-yai Shin of South Korea.

At age 20 Wie has yet to win her first major golf tournament while on the LPGA, but things may change after tomorrows closing round.

Off the tee, for most of the day, Wie drove the ball an incredible 280 yards, far outdistancing her group.

But the wheels began to come off for Wie when on the par 4, 12th hole, she drove the ball 308 yards, then on her second shot placed the ball beyond the tee close to the cart path.

Wie’s bogey at the 12th dropped her one shot behind Shin and Creamer and into a tie with Song-Hee Kim for third place and 10 under par for the tournament at that point.

Wie went to the par 3, 13th and placed her drive from the tee to within five feet of the cup.  Her birdie put her into a three way tie with Creamer and Shin.

A bogey on the 15th dropped Wie into a tie for second along with Kim, Creamer and Cristie Kerr, leaving Shin in sole possession of the lead.

Wie shot even par the rest of the way and shares the lead in a tie for first with Cristie Kerr at 10 under going into the final day.

Stay tuned as we may be seeing Wie win her first LPGA.

November 14, 2009 Posted by | golf | , , , , , | Leave a comment