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Wie closes with 80 at U.S. Women's Open

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:23 p.m. HST, Jul 08, 2012

Honolulu's Michelle Wie continued her downward spiral today at the U.S. Women's Open, closing with an 8-over par 80 that left her tied for 35th at 10-over 298. She was tied for second after a second-round 66, but was 14 over par for the weekend.

South Korea's Na Yeon Choi closed with a 1-over 73 to win the LPGA Tour's top major event at 7-under 281. She beat countrywoman Amy Yang by four shots. Choi ralled after triple-bogeying the 10th to drop her lead to two. By the 17th, she held a five-shot advantage over Yang and was in control, even with a bogey at the last.

As for Wie, she began her day bogeying five of the first seven holes. After five straight pars, she tripled the par-3 13th, bogeyed the par-4 15th and birdied the closing hole, the only red number she had on her card.

Wie has had a disappointing year and has dropped to 40th in the world rankings as a result.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
As promised. Choke city.
on July 8,2012 | 11:37AM
cojef wrote:
A sad day. As I have posted in the past, she has got to overcome the lack of sustained concentration. She is burned out at such a young age and it is attributed to the fact that her parents started her out too early. Having said that, the parents wanted captilize on her popularity and go for the big bucks. Yes, they made big bucks, but for how long? Pro golfers must remain focused to be successful. Your earning power begins to wane as soon as golf is no longer fun to play. Distractions are many and they impact on your ability to maintain your focus.
on July 8,2012 | 12:02PM
syhud wrote:
Star- Ad you posted her story in big bold letters when she shot Friday's low score. Don't forget to do the same for today's high score.
on July 8,2012 | 12:21PM
jayz43 wrote:
And why should the SA do THAT?! To emphasis her collapse?! If Wie hadn’t shot such a great round on Friday, she would’ve been just a minor footnote in this tournament, like she has in so many others this year because of her poor play. Give a dog a bone, no pun intended.
on July 8,2012 | 05:42PM
syhud wrote:
Yeah she's been a footnote in a majority of this year's tournament.
on July 8,2012 | 09:25PM
Mach2 wrote:
Choke,or just way over rated at the level she is trying to compete?
on July 8,2012 | 02:30PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Wie needs to change things up. Like telling her parents to leave her alone.
on July 8,2012 | 04:16PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Wie was a great amateur. Her record as a pro shows she should have remained amateur.
on July 8,2012 | 05:51PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Well, she still makes a decent salary playing golf. But she is no superstar.
on July 8,2012 | 08:11PM
ufried wrote:
darn, i was wrong again!! i said she would finish 30th... ooops!
on July 8,2012 | 08:50PM
808warriorfan wrote:
MICHELLE ... GET RID OF YOUR COACH DAVID LEADBETTER ... HE'S SCREWED MORE SWINGS OF PRO GOLFERS THAN ANY OTHER "SWING COACH" !!!!! Unfortunately "Team Wie" ...aka... your dad ... will stand by Leadbetter ... !!!!!!!
on July 8,2012 | 10:33PM
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