Thursday, April 1, 2010

Yes Wie Can! Ties Stanford for Lead at Turtle Bay

Q-school might have done Michelle Wie some good, as she is off to a great start to the 2009 LPGA Tour season. Wie shot a 2-under 70 on the day to tie round one leader Angela Standord through two rounds at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay.

Wie birdied three consecutive holes for the second straight day and goes into Saturday's final round in position not only to win the tournament but to wipe out some of the demons of the past couple years.

Stanford had a clean second round but managed only one birdie on the day to finish with a 1-under 71, giving up her first round, one stroke lead to Wie.

Angela Park is one stroke back of Wie and Stanford, finishing with a 4-under 68 on the day.

Wie is not the only LPGA rookie gettign off to a quick start. Vicky Hurst, one-under 71 on the day and Stacy Lewis, 2-under on the day, are five strokes back of the leaders with a 3-under through two rounds. Hurst and Lewis are in a fifth place tie with the women's second ranked golfer, Yani Tseng.

Tseng had a rough second round, carding a double-bogey on the par-4 10th hole and two bogeys on the day, finishing with a 3-over 75 on the day.

SBS Open Round 2 Leaderboard.