UPDATE: Wie finished with a seven-under 65, and is currently tied for the lead at 10 under with Shiho Oyama. Click here for the latest scores.DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. –- Michelle Wie, wearing a lime-green top and an aura of confidence, made the turn at six under par and was tied for second on the second day of LPGA Qualifying School. Wie’s third birdie of the morning came on a 35-foot chip-in at the par-3 17th (her eighth hole) on the LPGA Champions Course, the easier of the two Q-school tracks.
Roughly 100 spectators are following Wie, including reporters and press photographers. Ron Sirak of Golf World, still glowing from being quoted by Michael Bamberger in this week’s Sports Illustrated, leaked to me the fact that Wie hit driver off the tee five times and 3-wood twice in her first nine holes. “She hasn’t sniffed trouble in two days,” Sirak said, sniffing a Press Tent citation.
The leader, meanwhile, is Shiho Oyama of Japan at 10 under.