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Wie tied for 12th at U.S. Women’s Open, Galdiano makes the cut


  • Michelle Wie hit off the second tee during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Friday, in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Michelle Wie made a move up the leaderboard and Punahou senior Mariel Galdiano survived the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday in Lancaster, Pa.

Wie, the defending U.S. Open champion, began the second round tied for 57th and ended the day with a share of 12th after her round of 2 under par 68 at Lancaster Country Club.

Wie will enter Saturday’s play at even par for the tournament, seven shots behind leader Amy Yang.

After opening the tournament with a 72 on Thursday, Wie bogeyed No. 10 — her first hole of Friday’s round — and carded birdies on No. 14, 15 and 17 to get back to even par.

She followed a bogey on the par-3 sixth with consecutive birdies to move to 1 under before closing with a bogey. She is among eight players at even par going into the third round and will be paired with Pernilla Lindberg on Saturday.

Wie and Lindberg are scheduled to tee off at 6:48 a.m. Hawaii time.

Galdiano, 17, completed her rain-interrupted first round at even par and shot a 4-over 74 in the second round to make the cut for the first time in three U.S. Open appearances. She is part of a 10-player tie for 54th.

Galdiano had played 12 holes on Thursday when the first round was suspended due to a storm moving through the area. When play resumed Friday morning, she parred the seven remaining holes to complete the round at even par 70, tied for 17th.

She parred the first three holes in the second round then bogeyed four of the next eight. She then steadied herself with pars over the final seven holes and the cut line held at 4 over, giving Galdiano her first opportunity to play on the weekend at the U.S. Open.

Galdiano will play alongside Ha Na Jang at 2:57 a.m. Hawaii time on Saturday.

Galdiano played in her first U.S. Open in 2011 at age 13 and returned two years later. She hadn’t broken 80 in her first four U.S. Open rounds prior to Friday and is among five amateurs who made the cut.

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