Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 7:53 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2006

Wie last in PGA Tour event

Advertiser Staff


Michelle Wie waves as she walks off the ninth green in the second round of the 84 Lumber Classic at Farmington, Pa. Wie parred the hole, one of only eight pars in her round. She was over par on nine other holes.

Gene J. Puskar | Associated Press

spacer spacer
A week after finishing last in a European men's event, Michelle Wie might finish there again.

Wie shot a 9-over 81 — her first round in the 80s in more than a year — and is currently in last at 14-over after two rounds of the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pa.

The 16-year-old opened with a par then recorded four bogeys and a double bogey. She parred the next three holes to make the turn at 6-over 42.

She then opened the back with successive bogeys. She also bogeyed No. 14 to fall to 9-over for the day. The Punahou School senior carded her first birdie on the par-5 16th to improve to 8-over. However, she bogeyed the final hole, a par-4, to close with a 39.

Coupled with her opening-round 5-over 77 Thursday, Wie's total of 158 puts at the bottom of the field in this PGA Tour event.

The field will be cut to the top 70 after Friday's second round.

Wie was attempting to make the cut in a men's tournament for the second time in 11 tries. In May, Wie made the cut in the SK Telecom Open (Asia Tour) in South Korea.

Last week, she finished last in the European Masters in Switzerland. She also missed the cut in the Sony Open in Hawaii in January and the John Deere Classic in July.

No female has made the cut in a PGA Tour event since 1945.

Wie's last round in the 80s occurred when she shot an 82 in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open in June 2005. Her previous round in the 80s was in 2003 when she shot 85 in the CJ Nine Bridges Classic in Korea.