Friday, August 27

Michelle Wie Is Halfway Leader in Canada

MICHELLE WIE HAS A THREE-STROKE lead after two rounds of the CN Canadian Women’s Open at the St. Charles Country Club in Winnepeg, Manitoba. Wie backed up a first-round 65 that included an ace with a 69 on Friday. She’s 10-under par and averaging a lengthy 294 yards off the tee, but has only hit 10 fairways in 36 holes. Apparently, it hasn’t hurt her much.

Asked about stringing together good rounds, Wie said, “ ... sometimes you have bad weeks and sometimes you have good weeks, but I’m just going out there and I’m not thinking tomorrow’s the third round or tomorrow’s the final round. I’m just going out there and focusing on every shot and just playing my hardest.”

Jiyai Shin, Morgan Pressel and Suzann Pettersen are Wie’s closest pursuers.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Image: Keith Allison/Flickr)

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