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Wie drops to tie for fifth mid way through final round of Canadian Open

Mid way through the final round of the Canadian Open Michelle Wie has slipped into a tie for fifth place.

Wie, 21 years old for Hawaii, is the defending Canadian Champion, but faltered during the mid holes of the final round to drop to 1 over for the day and 11 under for the Open.

With six holes to go the weather has turned cold and windy with a slight drizzle which makes it difficult for the Stanford student to make a comeback.

 

At the end of regulation Wie shot a par 72 to finish in a tie for second at 12 under par.

August 28, 2011 Posted by | golf | , | Leave a comment

Wie advances to Day 3 of Match Play in New Jersey

Michelle Wie

Sybase Match Play Championship – Day 2

Michelle Wie laid up on the 18th hole of match play at the Sybase Match Play Tourney which opened the door to Anna Nordquist during day 2.

Wie’s decision to play it safe on the final hole resulted in a tie and lead to the match going to an additional hole.

In the 19th hole Wie had one of her typical long drives, keeping the ball down the middle of the fairway.

Wie from Honolulu, Hawaii and representing the United States, showed remarkable confidence during the playoff holes as she had the driving advantage.

Wie is seeded 9th while Nordquist is the 22nd seed.   South Korean Na Yeon Choi is seeded #1 in match play.

Wie had several opportunities to put the match away, but failed to take advantage of the situation, leaving the door open for Nordquist.

Wie had a birdie putt from the fringe in the 20th hole that would have won it for her, but her attempt barely missed to the right.

Nordquist needed a par to extend the match to the 21st hole, a fifteen footer, but her stoke placed the ball beyond the hole allowing Wie to win and advance to Day 3.

Wie said she was excited to move into Saturday’s match play and stated that she made some mistakes, but was happy to have advance.

May 20, 2011 Posted by | golf | , , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Wie finishes in second place at Honda Classic in Thailand

Michelle Wie finishes 2nd in Thailand

Hawaii’s own Michelle Wie came up a little short at the Honda LPGA in Thailand this weekend as the Punahou grad finished in a tie for second.

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng won the tournament by five strokes over second place Wie and third place Korea’s I.K. Kim who followed three strokes back.

Yang fired a remarkable 66 to go with her opening day round of 66 to win the four day tourney with a 273 good for 6 under par.

1 1 TPE TSENG, Yani -15 F -6 66 71 70 66 273
2 T2 USA WIE, Michelle -10 F -2 69 68 71 70 278
T3 T2 KOR KIM, I.K. -9 F -1 63 73 72 71 279
T3 5 AUS WEBB, Karrie -9 F -3 74 68 68 69 279
5 4 USA CREAMER, Paula -8 F -1 69 70 70 71 280
6 T7 USA INKSTER, Juli -6 F -2 66 73 73 70 282
7 T11 KOR YANG, Amy -5 F -2 73 70 70 70 283
T8 T19 SWE HJORTH, Maria -3 F -3 70 78 68 69 285
T8 T11 THA *JUTANUGARN, Ariya -3 F E 74 72 67 72 285
T8 T11 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann -3 F E 68 72 73 72 285
T8 T11 GBR MATTHEW, Catriona -3 F E 67 73 73 72 285
T8 6 KOR HUR, M.J. -3 F +2 71 72 68 74 285

 

February 20, 2011 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Wie just one shot off the lead going into final round in Thailand

Hawaii’s Michelle Wie is just one shot of the lead going into the final round of the LPGA tour in Thailand.

Wie fired a one under par 71 on day three to trail Taiwan’s Yani Tseng. 

Korea’s I.K. Kim shot an even par 72 to trail three shots behind with fellow American Paula Creamer two shots off the pace and Australian Karrie Webb four shots behind Tseng.

TPE TSENG, Yani -9 12:16 PM   66 71 70   207
T2 T2 USA WIE, Michelle -8 12:16 PM   69 68 71   208
T2 T2 KOR KIM, I.K. -8 12:08 PM   63 73 72   208
4 4 USA CREAMER, Paula -7 12:08 PM   69 70 70   209
5 5 AUS WEBB, Karrie -6 12:00 PM   74 68 68   210
6 6 KOR HUR, M.J. -5 12:00 PM   71 72 68   211
T7 T7 JPN MIYAZATO, Mika -4 11:52 AM   70 72 70   212
T7 T7 USA INKSTER, Juli -4 11:44 AM   66 73 73   212
T7 T7 THA PHATLUM, Pornanong -4 11:44 AM   70 70 72   212

February 19, 2011 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hawaii’s Own Michelle Wie tied for second at LPGA Tailand Event

Wie going for 3rd tour victory

Michelle Wie is seeking to join I.E. Kim with three LPGA Tour titles, shot a 71 to stay in contention.

“On the front nine, I putted horribly, couldn’t make a single thing, but on the back nine I put myself together,” she said.

“It was hot out there and you have to focus because you find yourself getting tired. Tomorrow, hopefully I’ll get started off good, make birdies and learn from my mistakes.”

Kim carded a 72 to stay one shot ahead of U.S. Open champion Paula Creamer, who withdrew from last year’s event in Thailand due to her thumb problems.

“The golf course is playing awesome. It’s playing hard and in certain spots you can’t get up and down,” the fourth-placed American said after her 70.

Taipei’s Yani Tseng is in first place entering today’s final round at nine under par.

 I.K. Kim from Korea and Michelle Wie are tied for second at 8 under par with Paula Creamer at fourth at seven under and Karrie Webb fifth at six under going into today’s final round.

February 19, 2011 Posted by | golf | , , , , | Leave a comment