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Wie shoots 71 at HSBC Women's Champions

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:32 p.m. HST, Feb 24, 2011

Honolulu's Michelle Wie shot a 1-under 71 today at the HSBC Women's Champions played on the Garden Course of the Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore.

Through 36 holes, the Punahou School graduate is tied for 12th at even-par 144. She trails second-round leader Chie Arimura (66—134) of Japan by a whopping 10 shots. Former world No. 1 Karrie Webb (66—136) is alone in second just two shots off the pace in the second event of the LPGA Tour season.

Wie shot an even-par 36 on the front side with a bogey at the par-4 fourth and a birdie at the par-5 ninth. The 21-year-old Stanford University student had two more birdies at the par-3 12th and the par-5 15th, but bogeyed the par-4 17th for a second consecutive day to fall out of the top 10.

She finished alone in second last week to current world No. 1 Yani Tseng at the Honda LPGA Thailand. Tseng is tied for eighth after shooting an even-par 72 for a 36-hole total of 2-under 142.

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