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Wie drops to 13th at U.S. Women's Open

By Star-Advertiser Staff


Honolulu's Michelle Wie returned to all-too-familiar form today, shooting a 6-over 78 to fall out of contention at the U.S. Women's Open held on the Championship Course of Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis.

The Punahou School graduate shot a stunning 66 on Friday to move into a tie for second entering today's third round, but drifted down to a tie for 13th at 2-over 218. She trails third-round leader Na Yeon Choi by 10 shots. The South Korean bettered Wie's second round by one shot. The 65 dropped her to 8-under 208, leaving her six shots clear of countryman Amy Yang, who is in at 2-under 214 after firing a 68 today.

Wie carded back-to-back bogeys to start her round and never recovered. The recent Stanford graduate had only one birdie after making seven on Friday five bogeys and one double at the par-4 11th. Wie's average round this year has been a 75. That's why the 66 on Friday was so shocking. Wie has earned a little less than $20,000 this season on the LPGA Tour. She is currently 40th in the world rankings.

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Papakolea wrote:
I'd be jumping for joy if I ever shot a 78.....
on July 7,2012 | 01:39PM
primowarrior wrote:
Especially on that course. Tough setup today.
on July 7,2012 | 01:55PM
syhud wrote:
on July 7,2012 | 01:45PM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
I called it yesterday. She is the QUEEN of CHOKE.
on July 7,2012 | 04:16PM
atilter wrote:
pat yourselves on the back, boys! you certainly do fit the definition of "monday morning quarterbacks". the major subtle diff i see here is - you boys are at home wishing the game while she's ON TOUR PLAYING making major bucks without even playing (from sponsorships) at age 22.
on July 7,2012 | 09:17PM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
BUT she is STILL the QUEEN of CHOKING.. You gotta admit that she will always choke.
on July 8,2012 | 01:53AM
808comp wrote:
All the leaders from yesterday fell back today. Must have been rough all the way round,except for NYC . Still eighteen more holes tomorrow,and anything can happen.
on July 7,2012 | 03:49PM
wsato wrote:
her putting stroke went from a thing of beauty to a yipper's special. saw the broadcast friday and she is definitely struggling with the flat stick. i thought she was working with either pelz or stockton. man, if they are teaching her that, she should save her money.
on July 7,2012 | 04:21PM
808comp wrote:
Don't think she's working with either of them now.
on July 7,2012 | 06:07PM
olos73 wrote:
Heard her mom was watching her on the practice putting greens giving her advice.
on July 7,2012 | 07:10PM
atilter wrote:
i think that given the fact she has her stanford degree firmly in hand, she will be able to apply the same earnest dedication to her game - without too much advice from (ahem) ... certain un-named individuals. she's been around long enough to know what to do with her "game". time will tell ... provided she lets it, as she should. she's no longer anyone's baby and continued hovering (smothering) can sometimes become counter-productive.
on July 7,2012 | 08:53PM
Mach2 wrote:
yup, queen of the choke... kind of sounds like a movie title? wouldn't be g-rated either
on July 7,2012 | 06:22PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
She is such a reliable choker it takes all the fun out of betting.
on July 7,2012 | 07:10PM
atilter wrote:
with all due respect to you nay-sayers, opinions aside, i do detect a smattering of envious "green" emanating from your posts. i wish i had the "problems" these pros have to face on either of the tours - if i could play the game as well.
on July 7,2012 | 09:48PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Wie has been a big disappointment since turning pro. She is a very nice lady who might be better off pursuing a professional career consistent with her academic studies at Stanford. Golf does not seem to be her game.
on July 7,2012 | 11:38PM
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