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Michelle Wie finishes second, qualifies for US Women's Open

Michelle Wie finishes second, qualifies for US Women's Open

Despite playing 36 holes on a humid day in high temperatures, American teenager Michelle Wie qualified for the U.S. Women's Open on Monday.
Playing on two different courses, Wie carded rounds of 70 and 67 and her 137 total was the second best score on the day and more than enough to qualify her for the Open this month at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.
"I think I did pretty well. It feels good to be playing good again," said Wie, who has struggled with her game for much of the last year.
Wie's first 18, played at Woodmont Country Club, was an up and down one with five birdies and four bogeys.
The venue shifted a few miles (kilometers) away to Manor Country Club, but Wie continued to show improvement with her irons that helped her to birdie the last two holes and snag one of the 35 spots open to the 121 players at the sectional.
Wie, who was one shot behind Kelli Kuehne's 136, is regaining her confidence. She finished sixth at the Ladies German Open last week.
"When you are struggling week after week, it takes a toll on your confidence," Wie said. "Nobody really gave up on me. My managers, David (Leadbetter, her coach), my parents, my trainer, everyone, they never gave up on me. They are always telling me you are going to get through it and you are going to get better."


Updated : 2021-08-03 03:09 GMT+08:00