Wie isn’t stung by rule, tied for second

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week First-round leader Annika Sorenstam finished with a 71 to tie with Wie and 19-year-old Paula Cramer (69) in the 20-woman field. Wie’s bogey-free 65 was her lowest score in 30 professional events. Her previous best was a 66 in the third round of the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship. Ace helps: Briny Baird’s hole-in-one on the 145-yard 12th hole at the TPC at The Canyons helped him finish with a 5-under 66 and a two-shot lead midway through the PGA’s Michelin Championship at two courses in Las Vegas. Three at the top: Jay Haas got off to a fast start in his bid to win consecutive Champions Tour events, shooting a 7-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead with Des Smyth and Morris Hatalsky in the Administaff Small Business Classic in Spring, Texas. Overseas: Raphael Jacquelin shot his second consecutive 64 to take a three-stroke lead at the Madrid (Spain) Open. Seve Ballesteros, making a comeback after a two-year absence because of injuries, shot 73 and missed the cut by 14 strokes. Colin Montgomerie, who leads the European money list, missed the cut by two strokes despite a 66. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hands on her hips as she surveyed a situation that could have wrecked her second round at the LPGA Samsung World Championship on Friday, Michelle Wie noticed dozens of bees hovering over a desert bush with her ball nestled against the root on the 14th fairway. She asked for a free drop, stated her case, and got her way. center_img “One day I watched TV – it was a very rare occasion for me – and I saw this one player, he was in a bush, and he had all of these fire ants in the bush and he got relief,” the 16-year-old Wie said. “I remembered that, and I asked the rules official if I can get relief because I’m allergic to bees.” The birdies and bees carried her to a career-low 65 and into the final group going into the weekend of her professional debut at the Palm Desert Bighorn Golf Club. Wie was two shots behind Grace Park, who had a 6-under 66 after recovering from a four-putt double bogey. last_img read more