Wie to play Shin in Match Play quarterfinals

Wie to play Shin in Match Play quarterfinals

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Wie to play Shin in Match Play quarterfinals

Sybase Match Play Championship (Rd. 3)

GLADSTONE, N.J. – Michelle Wie set up a quarterfinal match against top-ranked Jiyai Shin, beating Karine Icher 3 and 2 in the Sybase Match Play Championship.

Shin advanced Saturday with a 4-and-3 victory over Beatriz Recari.

“She just hits it straight, she gets on the green and she makes putts,” Wie said, referring to Shin. “So it’s going to be a challenge for sure.”

In the other afternoon quarterfinals at Hamilton Farm, fourth-seeded Yani Tseng faced Sun Young Yoo, Catriona Matthew played Angela Stanford, and Haeji Kang took on Amy Yang.

Tseng beat Inbee Park 5 and 3, Yoo outlasted Song-Hee Kim 1-up, Catriona Matthew downed M.J. Hur in 19 holes, Stanford topped Amanda Blumenherst in 20 holes, Yang defeated Morgan Pressel 4 and 3, and Kang edged Jee Young Lee 1-up.

Wie overcame some shaky ballstriking to finish off Icher in 16 holes.

“I woke up at 4:50 again and I wasn’t awake,” said Wie, seeded eighth. “I just grinded out there today. I hit a couple missed shots, but I’m going to get back on the range and get that feeling back.”

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