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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Wie moves up in Thailand event

Advertiser Staff

Honolulu's Michelle Wie shot a 4-under-par 68 today in the second round of the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand event in Chonburi, Thailand.

Wie birdied six holes, including four on the back nine when she shot 4-under 32. She was tied for 13th place in the 59-player field at 4-under 140 when this edition went to press.

Momoko Ueda was the leader in the clubhouse at 65135.

Wie offset two bogeys with two birdies to make the turn at even-par for the day, and the tournament. She then birdied Nos. 10 (par-5), 12 (par-3), 15 (par-4) and 18 (par-5) to make a run up the leaderboard.

Wie began the day tied for 33rd after opening with even-par 72 yesterday. She birdied three of her final four holes to salvage her round.



Freshman Cory Oride and sophomore TJ Kua are tied for ninth, and their University of Hawai'i team is in 11th after two rounds of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the Leilehua Golf Course.

Oride (70) and Kua (69) are at 4-under-par 140. Cal's Stephen Hale has a one-stroke lead after shooting 71136.

The Warriors shot 297 for a 14-over 590 total, dropping one spot from the opening round. Hawai'i Pacific (300600) is 14th, and Brigham Young-Hawai'i (305613) 15th. Cal leads the 15-team field after shooting 280 for an 18-under 558 total, two strokes ahead of Texas A&M (275).

Today's final round starts at 8 a.m.


Honolulu's Tadd Fujikawa did not complete his second round of the eGolf Professional Tour's season-opening Palmetto Hall Championship yesterday at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Play was suspended due to darkness after frost during Wednesday's opening round put the tournament behind schedule.

Fujikawa opened with a 1-over-par 73 on Wednesday.

Canadian Matt McQuillan is the unofficial leader at 69135, three shots ahead of Chris Gallagher (69138).

Round two play will resume this morning. Following its completion, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties, with the third round to follow.



Miami Dolphins receiver Davone Bess will be the featured instructor during tomorrow's session of the Hawai'i Speed and Quickness clinic.

Bess is a former University of Hawai'i slotback who recently completed his second season with the Dolphins.

Each session is $10.

Sessions are tomorrow and Sunday, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

For details, call Lori at (808) 228-7447 or go to: www.hawaiispeedandquickness.com.


The Hawai'i Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance will conduct a workshop for physical education teachers tomorrow at Keawe Gym on the Kamehameha Schools campus.

The clinic will feature three break-out activities: HOP cross training, tennis, and stix juggling, as well as guest speaker. Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nauslar, past AAHPERD President, will be the guest speaker.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start time. The workshop fee is $5.00 for HAHPERD Members and $10.00 for Non-HAHPERD members. Send your name to agenhart@yahoo.com if you want to attend.



University of Hawai'i sophomore Sarah Saddleton is the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Saddleton was selected as the "field" representative.

The sophomore from Auckland, New Zealand, won the high jump at the Washington Indoor Open in Seattle Sunday, clearing 5 feet 10. The height is an NCAA provisional mark.

Saddleton joins fellow UH high jumper Amber Kaufman on the NCAA Championship performance list. Kaufman is an NCAA automatic qualifier, after achieving the nation's top mark of 6-3.25.