Michelle Wie said she had one bad shot all day, and that came at the par-4 No. 12, where she had a double-bogey 6.
Wie feels good
Her wrists and confidence are better after a 1-over 73
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France » Michelle Wie said she feels good about her swing.
It may not be where it was before she injured her wrists, but a 1-over 73 in the opening round of the Evian Masters yesterday gave her some confidence for the rest of the week.
"I am feeling better, on the road to recovery," Wie said yesterday. "Some problems, but my swing feels good. I feel positive on swinging the club and am getting stronger. The rough is really hard, and I had some pain with shots there, but overall I feel good."
Wie is seven shots behind leaders Pat Hurst, Brittany Lincicome and Eun-hee Ji going into today's second round.
One swing back at 67 were Christina Kim, Kyeong Bae and Jin Joo Hong.
Wie opened with five straight pars before getting a birdie at the par-4 No. 6. She followed that with a birdie from 18 feet at the par-5 seventh and made the turn in 2-under 34.
But the back nine wasn't as kind.
The 17-year-old Punahou School graduate ran into trouble on the long par-4 12th with a fairway that slopes hard to the left. She hit her drive out of bounds, eventually scoring a double-bogey 6 to go back to even par for her round.
"My one bad shot of the day" Wie said later.
"But I made par (after hitting her tee shot again), so I walked away with a double-bogey 6."