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Wie tied for fifth at U.S. Women’s Open at 2 under

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Michelle Wie hits off the ninth tee during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club on Saturday in Lancaster, Pa.

Michelle Wie continued her climb at the U.S. Women’s Open with a second straight round of 2 under par 68 on Saturday in Lancaster, Pa.

Wie, the defending U.S. Open champion, began the day tied for 12th and moved into a tie for fifth at 2 under par for the tournament through three rounds at Lancaster Country Club.

Wie enters Sunday’s final round six shots behind leader Amy Yang, who moved to 8 under with a round of 1-under 69 on Saturday. Stacy Lewis is second at 5 under followed by In Gee Chun at 4 under and Shiho Oyama at 3 under.

Chella Choi, who fired a 64 on Saturday, Mi Hyang Lee and Inbee Park are tied with Wie at 2 under.

Wie and Choi will be paired together for Sunday’s round. They’re scheduled to tee off at 7:43 a.m. Hawaii time.

Wie emerged from a roller-coaster front nine on Saturday at even par 35, matching three birdies with three bogeys.

After back-to-back bogeys going into the turn, she birdied three of the next four holes and moved into a tie for third at 3 under with a birdie on the par-5 13th.

She bogeyed the 343-yard 16th hole to slip back into a tie for fifth and finished with pars on No. 17 and 18.

Punahou senior-to-be Mariel Galdiano rose into a tie for 42nd with her round of 1-over 71. She will enter the final round at 5-over 215 for the tournament.

Galdiano carded three birdies and four bogeys in her first weekend appearance at the U.S. Open. She will be paired with Ha Na Jang at 4:14 a.m. Hawaii time on Sunday.

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