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Wie 1 shot off lead midway through LPGA Lotte

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 03:36 a.m. HST, Apr 18, 2014


Michelle Wie of Honolulu fashioned a second-round 5-under par 67 on Thursday to close within one stroke of the lead at the LPGA Lotte Championship as the second round concluded at Ko Olina Golf Club.

Wie, who made five birdies and no bogeys, trailed only Angela Stanford who shot 64 on Thursday and is at 8-under for the tournament.

"This week, I think I'm trying not to put so much pressure on myself," said Wie, who was second two weeks ago at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. "I'm trying to go out there and have fun."

Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu and Hyo Joo Kim finished the day tied for third at 6-under.

Wie shot 2-under on Wednesday and was tied for fifth after the first round.

Stanford won here in 2009 at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, outdueling Wie in the final round.

"Well, honestly I was just trying to make it through today and that might have helped my mentality," said Stanford, who made eight birdies, including five in a row on her front nine.






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NotNasti wrote:
That would be a 5-under par 67, not 72.
on April 17,2014 | 01:12PM
1local wrote:
prediction : Wie will finish the highest placed individual from Hawaii and the USA...It is time for all from Hawaii to start supporting Michelle Wie Hawaii's ambassador to the world...
on April 17,2014 | 01:39PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
Predicting her finish as the highest placed individual from Hawaii is like saying the sun is going to rise. Awesome!
on April 17,2014 | 02:15PM
bsbsbs wrote:
Yea, he really stuck his neck out on this call. Has it in the bag.
on April 17,2014 | 02:37PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Speaking of long necks, check out that photo of Michelle. The girl's part giraffe.
on April 17,2014 | 04:26PM
niimi wrote:
She won! nice call, 1local!
on April 19,2014 | 10:22PM
entrkn wrote:
Rock the house Michelle!
on April 17,2014 | 02:30PM
paniolo wrote:
Play on Friday and Saturday like how you played today, you have a good chance of winning. Good luck...
on April 17,2014 | 02:34PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Considering where she was a year ago, the state of her game is amazing. She's still young. Will be interesting to see how close she comes to reaching her potential. I doubt it will be the record breaker everyone was predicting when she was 16, but it still should be fun to watch.
on April 17,2014 | 03:34PM
HOSSANA wrote:
Well, here we go again....Plez, Wie, plez win one, ok......it seems every wk. I'm asking or imploring her to win one.....just one tournament....oh, so close yet so far.....plez, don't fade out......get over that hump..........you can do it.........
on April 17,2014 | 07:33PM
gyamashita wrote:
good round that could have been so much better. missed very makeable putts on 16 and 17, i believe. one was about 4 feet, the other about 5 feet. i wish she was a little more authoritative on her putts, but her ball striking is spot on this year.
on April 17,2014 | 10:17PM
brokenspoke wrote:
Its good that Wie is finally playing better and almost up to her hype (for the last 3 weeks) but "Hawaii's Ambassador to the Word". Wow have you forgotten that she was DQd in her first professional tourney and in the British Open a few years ago. I mean she had the rep of remarkably finding her wayward drives that plowed into the bush as a student of Casey Nakama back in her junior golf days. Not sure if the LPGA views her as an ambassador of anything; much less the World. Me no tink so Alejandro!
on April 18,2014 | 07:54AM
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