MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Michelle Wie shot a 2-under 70 in the third round of the Ladies German Open on Saturday to fall seven strokes behind leader Amy Wang, who had a course record 63.
Wie came into the day at 7-under, and birdied the third and seventh holes. But the 18-year-old Hawaiian had a bogey on No. 9 before finishing up with a birdie on the 11th to sit at 9-under 207.
Wang, an 18-year-old South Korean living in Orlando, Fla., was at 16-under after her lowest round as a pro.
“I just hit really good today. And my putting was really good – much better than normal,” said the Ladies European Tour money leader, who has lived in Orlando since February.
For the third consecutive day, Wie said she was disappointed by her showing as a sponsor’s invitee to the Golfpark Gut Haeusern course, northwest of Munich.
“It was very frustrating, I just couldn’t get anything going. I hit a couple irons a little harder than I thought. I left a lot out there. I’m not playing up to my potential. And I just really have to shoot well tomorrow,” she said.
Wie did collect two birdies on par-5s after complaining after the first two rounds that she had not taken advantage of those holes.
“I hit the fairway on three and made a birdie on 11 but along with the other par-5, I left a lot out there. Tomorrow I just have to leave none out there.”