Posted at 11:06 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2006
Wie in last through 27 holes
Advertiser StaffHonolulu's Michelle Wie is on her way to a possible career-first: finishing last in a golf tournament.
Wie, who opened with a 7-over-par 78 at the European Masters, already was 6-over through nine holes and was at the bottom in the 153-player field in Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland.
The field will be trimmed nearly in half after the second round of the 72-hole tournament.
Wie is attempting to make the cut in a men's tournament for the second time in 10 tries. In May, the 16-year-old made the cut in the SK Telecom Open (Asia Tour) in South Korea.
Wie started poorly and got worse before she got better.
Starting on the back nine, Wie bogeyed her first two holes (the course's 10th and 11th), then double bogeyed the par-5 14th and 15 holes. She then bogeyed the par-3 16th before recording a birdie on the par-4 17th. She recorded a par on the par-4 18th to make the turn at 6-over 41 for the round.
In the first round Thursday, Wie had two birdies, seven bogeys and a double-bogey.
She was just 1-over through seven holes before double-bogeying the eighth and bogeying the ninth to make the turn at 40. She then had four bogeys and a birdie to close with a 38.
Next week, Wie plays in another men's tournament, the PGA's 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pa.