Thursday, February 12, 2009

Michellewie Michelle Wie is now a certified member of the LPGA. She's playing in her first tournament of the season at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay. Stay with us here at the Press Tent as we update you with highlights from her round.
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11;04 p.m. Michelle Wie started her first round as a card-carrying LPGA member with a birdie on the first hole, and closed with three-straight birdies to move to six under par, one stroke off the lead. 10:45 p.m. Wie birdied again on 17. She's now at five under par. 10:30 p.m. Wie moved one step closer to the lead with a birdie on the par-4 16th. She's at four under. 10:06 p.m. Wie remained steady through the 15th hole, remaining at 3 under. 9:30 p.m. Wie stumbled with a bogey on the 11th, but moved back to three under with a birdie on 12. 8:14 p.m. The 19-year-old birdied the ninth hole. She's now at three under par, and four strokes off the lead.  8:05 p.m. Wie moved to two under par after a birdie on the par-3 8th hole. 7:45 p.m. Wie parred the fifth, sixth and seventh holes. She is still at one under par. 6:55 p.m. After hitting the green off the tee on the fourth hole, she missed her birdie putt to par the hole. 6:43 p.m. Wie is back to one under after sinking a birdie putt on the par-5 third hole. 6:30 p.m. Wie started her round with a birdie on the par-4 opening hole, but then missed a par putt on the second hole to fall back to even.

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