Honolulu’s Michelle Wie birdied two of her final three holes today to shoot a 4-under 68 and move up the leaderboard in the second round of the LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix.
Wie is playing for the first time since winning the LPGA Women’s World Championship in Singapore two weeks ago. It was her first victory since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.
The Punahou alumna had six birdies and two bogeys and shared the lead with Brittany Lincicome and Hee Young Park at 6 under when she completed her round.
Cydney Clanton shot a 31 on her back nine to take over sole possession of the lead at 9 under after shooting a 67 in the afternoon.
Marina Alex, Ariya Jutanugarn, Mariajo Uribe and Karine Icher are all a shot back at 8 under. Wie is one of five golfers three shots back in a tie for eighth.