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Wie falters in second round of Kia Classic

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    Michelle Wie reacts as her drive on the tenth hole unexpectedly lands on the green, before the previous group had finished, in the second round of the LPGA Kia Classic golf tournament at Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry, Calif., Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. » Hawaii’s Michelle Wie bogeyed three of her final four holes today to fall into a tie for seventh and far back of leader Jiyai Shin halfway through the Kia Classic.

There was a 3-hour rain delay this morning at Industry Hills Golf Club. The second round is scheduled to finish tomorrow and the third round will start after the cut is made. The tournament is scheduled to finish Sunday.

Wie began the day at 5 under par and two off the lead. She started on the back nine, bogeyed the 10th and birdied the 11th. A bogey on the 15th left her 4 under at the turn.

She birdied Nos. 2 and 4 to get to 6 under and grab a share of fourth, but bogeys at Nos. 6, 7 and 9 gave her a 2-over-par 75. At 3-under 143, she had a share of seventh when she finished, with with about half the field still playing their second round at 6 p.m. local time.

Shin, ranked No. 2 in the world, finished soon after Wie and shot a 9-under 64. At 12 under for the tournament, she has a six-shot lead.

Hilo’s Kimberly Kim shot 77 and is at 6-over 152.

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