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Wie tied for second at LPGA event

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:29 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2014

Fresh off her U.S. Women's Open title, Honolulu native Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 66 on Friday to trail Alena Sharp by one at the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship.

The 24-year-old Stanford graduate closed with a 4-under 31 on the back nine, including a birdie at the par-5 18th. Wie hit seven of 13 fairways, 14 of 18 greens and needed only 28 putts to tie with Alejandra Llaneza for second at 5 under for the tournament. Only Sharp's sizzling 6-under 65 was better in this 54-hole event played on the home course of world No. 1 Stacy Lewis.

Lewis opened with a ho-hum 1-under 70 and is tied for 43rd. She finished second at the U.S. Open to Wie, just two shots back. Wie moved up to No. 7 in the world last Monday and is currently the leading money winner on the LPGA Tour.

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808ikea wrote:
on June 27,2014 | 02:12PM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
They refer to Stacy Lewis' 1-under 70 as "ho-hum" because in a low-scoring field it's only good for a tie for 43rd place. And because it's her home course, the expectations were probably for a better first day. But they could probably have found a better way of saying that she didn't have a great day.
on June 27,2014 | 07:42PM
loquaciousone wrote:
How do they get their rankings? Michelle has the lowest scoring average, two victories this year, and the most in winnings. How does that equate to six people being above her?
on June 27,2014 | 02:13PM
boolakanaka wrote:
It's a cumulative total that stretches back through last year.
on June 27,2014 | 06:47PM
cojef wrote:
She can win tough tournaments now. All she has to do is keep focused and play her game.
on June 27,2014 | 02:30PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Go Michelle Wie! She is sizzling hot now and on a roll!
on June 27,2014 | 02:34PM
islandsun wrote:
on June 27,2014 | 02:36PM
primowarrior wrote:
Go Michelle!
on June 27,2014 | 03:00PM
SY808 wrote:
She is "Hot" right now.... in every sense of the word!
on June 27,2014 | 03:33PM
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