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Wie second at LPGA Q-School after 65

ASSOCIATED PRESS

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 Wednesday in the second round of the first stage of LPGA Q-School, putting her in second place in a field of 164.

Displaying the ability that has put her in contention in major championships, Wie birdied five of her final nine holes on the Palmer Course at Mission Hills Country Club to finish at 9-under 135. The 18-year-old Wie was three shots behind South Korea’s Sun-Ju Ahn halfway through the 72-hole competition.

Ahn followed her 6-under 66 in the first round on the Palmer Course with another 66 on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, home of the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship.

As was the case after the first round, Wie declined requests for media interviews. With 36 holes remaining in the tournament, all on the Shore Course, Wie seems certain to finish among the top 30 players and ties, which would move her into the Q-School finals.

Wie’s round on the Palmer Course, considered the easier of the two courses, started solidly with a 34 on the front nine with two birdies and no bogeys. She birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th holes to start her back nine, then added birdies at 14 and 18. Aside from saving par on her first two holes from off the green, Wie never came close to making a bogey.

Stacy Lewis, third in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open, shot 71 on the Shore Course in the second round and easily made the 36-hole cut at 141. The cut for the low 70 players and ties was at 150. Eighty-three players made the cut.

Both Wie and Lewis tried to qualify for the LPGA this year through earnings in their sponsor exemption appearances. But neither earned enough to match 80th place on the tour’s official money list, the level needed for an exemption. Lewis earnings’ in the U.S. Open did not count toward her LPGA earnings.

Scores with relation to par from the second round of LPGA Q-Schoolsectional qualifying, held Sept. 17 at the par-72 Dinah Shore andPalmer courses at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.(Note: a-amateur):

  1. Sun-Ju Ahn 66-66–132
    -12 2. Michelle Wie 70-65–135
    -9 3. Miki Saiki 69-68–137
    -7 3. a-Anna Nordqvist 70-67–137
    -7 5. Caryn Wilson 71-68–139
    -5 6. Briana Vega 71-69–140
    -4 6. Shiho Oyama 69-71–140
    -4 6. Martina Eberl 70-70–140
    -4 9. Megan Heckeroth 71-70–141
    -3 9. Stacy Bregman 72-69–141
    -3 9. Angela Buzminski 71-70–141
    -3 9. Stacy Lewis 70-71–141
    -3 13. a-Garrett Phillips 69-73–142
    -2 13. Hanna Kang 71-71–142
    -2 13. Dana Bates 71-71–142
    -2 13. Jennifer Ackerson 69-73–142
    -2 17. Aimee Cho 71-73–144
    E 17. Lisa Meldrum 74-70–144
    E 17. a-Leanne Bowditch 69-75–144
    E 17. Kristie Smith 69-75–144
    E 17. Sasha Medina 74-70–144
    E 22. Becky Brewerton 73-72–145 + 1 22. a-Alison Walshe 71-74–145 + 1 22. Tania Elosegui 73-72–145 + 1 22. Adrienne McDonald 75-70–145 + 1 22. Vikki Laing 72-73–145 + 1 27. Sara Brown 74-72–146 + 2 27. Danah Ford 73-73–146 + 2 27. a-Mika Miyazato 73-73–146 + 2 27. Melissa Reid 74-72–146 + 2 27. Yeon Joo Lee 73-73–146 + 2 27. Shayna Miyajima 71-75–146 + 2 27. Nontaya Srisawang 73-73–146 + 2 27. Yoora Kim 74-72–146 + 2 27. Tiffany Tavee 77-69–146 + 2 27. Elizabeth Stuart 72-74–146 + 2 27. Kelly Lagedrost 77-69–146 + 2 38. Chella Choi 75-72–147 + 3 38. Whitney Wade 72-75–147 + 3 38. Misun Cho 75-72–147 + 3 38. Henni Zuel 75-72–147 + 3 38. Mitsuki Katahira 74-73–147 + 3 38. a-Jamie Park 71-76–147 + 3 38. Jean Reynolds 72-75–147 + 3 38. Jeehae Lee 77-70–147 + 3 38. Susan Nam 74-73–147 + 3 38. a-Paola Moreno 73-74–147 + 3 38. Taya Battistella 75-72–147 + 3 38. a-Carrie Morris 76-71–147 + 3 50. Ashley Rollins 77-71–148 + 4 50. Beatriz Recari 74-74–148 + 4 50. Andrea Vanderlende 74-74–148 + 4 50. Ashley Prange 73-75–148 + 4 50. Marcela Leon 76-72–148 + 4 50. Erin Houtsma 73-75–148 + 4 50. Jessica Carafiello 76-72–148 + 4 50. Moon Su Kim 71-77–148 + 4 50. Maru Martinez 73-75–148 + 4 50. Shinah Ham 71-77–148 + 4 60. Izzy Beisiegel 74-75–149 + 5 60. Ashley Grier 79-70–149 + 5 60. Natalie Tucker 77-72–149 + 5 60. a-Lacey Jones 75-74–149 + 5 60. Y.J. Jin 76-73–149 + 5 60. Kim Augusta 77-72–149 + 5 60. Jenna Pearson 72-77–149 + 5 60. Jenny Suh 75-74–149 + 5 60. Elise Brandt 76-73–149 + 5 60. Samantha Richdale 74-75–149 + 5 70. Tanya Dergal 77-73–150 + 6 70. Noon Huachai 71-79–150 + 6 70. Veronica Felibert 75-75–150 + 6 70. Katrina Leckovic 77-73–150 + 6 70. a-Dewi Claire Schreefel 77-73–150 + 6 70. Christina Lecuyer 73-77–150 + 6 70. Gina Umeck 72-78–150 + 6 70. Corina Kelepouris 74-76–150 + 6 70. Libby Smith 75-75–150 + 6 70. Rebecka Heinmert 73-77–150 + 6 70. LeAnna Wicks 75-75–150 + 6 70. Perry Swenson 73-77–150 + 6 70. Pornanong Phatlum 78-72–150 + 6 • • •

    Missed the cut

    83. Courtney Erdman 78-73–151 + 7 83. Tiffany Faucette 75-76–151 + 7 83. Alison Curdt 75-76–151 + 7 83. Moah Chang 75-76–151 + 7 83. Annie Thurman-Young 73-78–151 + 7 83. Amy Schmucker 79-72–151 + 7 83. a-Michaela Cavener 76-75–151 + 7 83. Seema Sadekar 76-75–151 + 7 83. Janell Howland 75-76–151 + 7 83. a-Tzu-Chi Lin 76-75–151 + 7 83. Whitney Myers 78-73–151 + 7 94. Priscilla Duffield 75-77–152 + 8 94. Erika Ilagan 80-72–152 + 8 94. Carling Coffing 80-72–152 + 8 94. Catherine Matranga 75-77–152 + 8 94. Marina Choi 78-74–152 + 8 94. a-Haley Brown 75-77–152 + 8 94. Christine Cho 72-80–152 + 8 101. a-Daria Cummings 75-78–153 + 9 101. Jennifer Kovach 75-78–153 + 9 101. Eileen Vargas 76-77–153 + 9 101. Porani Chutichai 76-77–153 + 9 101. Andia Winslow 77-76–153 + 9 101. Jaclyn Burch 76-77–153 + 9 101. Sae Hee Son 71-82–153 + 9 101. Patty Schremmer 82-71–153 + 9 101. Sarah Tiller 75-78–153 + 9 101. Esther Choe 76-77–153 + 9 101. a-Sophie Jang 79-74–153 + 9 101. Elisa Serramia 76-77–153 + 9 101. Christi Cano 76-77–153 + 9 101. Juli Erekson 79-74–153 + 9 101. Tiffany Prats 76-77–153 + 9 116. Christin Thompson 77-77–154 + 10 116. a-Kelly Nakashima 77-77–154 + 10 116. Nina Rodriguez 77-77–154 + 10 116. Ashley Knoll 75-79–154 + 10 116. Grace Woo 79-75–154 + 10 116. a-Kathy Schowe 80-74–154 + 10 116. Maggie Simons 78-76–154 + 10 116. Min Seo Kwak 77-77–154 + 10 124. a-Lucy Davies 77-78–155 + 11 124. Selanee Henderson 79-76–155 + 11 124. a-Justina Yu 81-74–155 + 11 124. Elena Kurokawa 79-76–155 + 11 124. a-Rebecca Kim 75-80–155 + 11 124. Bridget Keala Dwyer 77-78–155 + 11 124. Tiffany Chudy 80-75–155 + 11 124. Trisha Self 72-83–155 + 11 124. a-Tracy Nichols 78-77–155 + 11 124. Meghan Little 77-78–155 + 11 124. Soyeon Lim 78-77–155 + 11 135. Sunny Park 83-73–156 + 12 135. Jin Hyun Kim 80-76–156 + 12 135. a-Masayo Yonamine 79-77–156 + 12 135. Hoi Ning Eva Yoe 79-77–156 + 12 135. Caroline Park 77-79–156 + 12 135. a-Nicole Wildes 80-76–156 + 12 135. Lynn Valentine 79-77–156 + 12 135. Amber Prange 78-78–156 + 12 135. Debbie Munoz 77-79–156 + 12 144. Alice Kim 78-79–157 + 13 144. Jeannine Fiorito 77-80–157 + 13 144. Karlie Ward 79-78–157 + 13 144. Jillian Wyne 79-78–157 + 13 144. a-Clare Choi 78-79–157 + 13 144. a-Lilly Kobayashi 81-76–157 + 13 150. Jasi Acharya 78-80–158 + 14 150. Yumi Lee 79-79–158 + 14 150. a-Margaret Shirley 79-79–158 + 14 153. Megan Godfrey 80-79–159 + 15 153. Heather Angell 77-82–159 + 15 153. Remi Jin Camping 78-81–159 + 15 156. Vanessa Brockett 80-80–160 + 16 157. Ashley Gomes 78-83–161 + 17 157. a-Chihi Chu 78-83–161 + 17 159. a-Susanna Lee 86-79–165 + 21 160. Onike Williams 87-88–175 + 31

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