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Wie wins second-round match at Sybase

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    Anna Nordqvist, right, of Sweden, watches her shot off the seventh tee during a second round match against Michelle Wie, left, in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship golf tournament at Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Friday, May 20, 2011 in Gladstone, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Michelle Wie chips from the rough on the fifth hole during a second round match against Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship golf tournament at Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Friday, May 20, 2011, in Gladstone, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Honolulu’s Michelle Wie rallied from two holes down with six to play to capture today’s second-round match over Anna Nordqvist at the $1.5 million Sybase Match Play Championship played in Gladstone, N.J.

The 1-up victory on the 20th hole ended with a par for the No. 9-seeded Wie at the par-5 second and sets up her third-round match with No. 42 seed Sophie Gustafson, a 1-up winner over Paige MacKenzie.

Sweden’s Nordqvist, who won the 2009 LPGA Championship, built a 2-up advantage after Wie bogeyed the par-3 12th. The Punahou School graduate rallied with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14 and 15 to draw even. Each golfer parred the next four holes before Nordqviist carded a 6 at the par-5 second.

Wie managed four birdies and two bogeyes in her marathon match. She is one of 16 golfers advancing through to the weekend, who will play their third- and fourth-round matches tomorrow.

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