Posted on: Friday, June 20, 2003
Four Hawai'i golfers advance at Publinx
Advertiser Staff and News Services
|Michelle Wie didn't finish off her opponent until the 17th hole yesterday.
Michelle Wie, 13, was 3 up at the turn over Jane Rah of Torrance, Calif., but didn't close the match until the 17th hole, winning 2 and 1.
Wie will get a rematch of last year's Public Links semifinal today, with a second-round match against Hwanhee Lee. Lee defeated Wie 3 and 2 last year at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon, then lost 6 and 5 to Thurman in the championship match.
"It's going to be a completely different day," said Wie, who is playing in the Public Links for the fourth consecutive year, having qualified in 2000 as a 10-year-old. "Anything can happen."
In the other matches involving Hawai'i golfers:
Stephanie Kono of Honolulu, also 13, defeated Ashley Grier, 4 and 3.
Mari Chun, 15 of Pearl City, beat Cindy Skilton, 7 and 5.
Amanda Wilson, 15 of Hilo, beat Charmaine Erasmus, 5 and 4.
The second and third rounds will be played today. The quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for tomorrow and the 36-hole championship will be Sunday.