WATERLOO, Ontario >> Michelle Wie and defending champion Hee Young Park shared the first-round lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday in the Manulife Financial Classic at windswept Grey Silo.
Wie, the winner in Hawaii in April, birdied three of the last four holes in her morning round. She’s seeking her second victory in Canada after winning the 2010 Canadian Women’s Open in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“I was consistent and I felt that I judged the wind pretty well today,” said Wie, who had nines of 34-31. “Tuesday’s practice round was a lot windier, so I think that was very helpful.”
She was asked if it was the strongest wind she had faced in a tournament the last couple of years.
“Yeah, for sure,” Wie said.