Hawaii golfers slip in tourney standings
Three Hawaii golfers slid down the leaderboard in their respective events yesterday, while former Big Island resident Kimberly Kim helped the United States move closer to retaining the Curtis Cup.
After Kim and partner Jennie Lee lost their foursomes match to Carly Booth and Breanne Loucks, she teamed with Mina Harigae for a 2-and-1 win over Booth and Loucks in fourball play as the U.S. took a 71/2-41/2 lead over Great Britain and Ireland on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.
The U.S. needs 21/2 points today to claim the cup for the sixth straight time.
Meanwhile, Michelle Wie shot a 2-under 70 in the third round of the Ladies German Open to fall seven strokes behind leader Amy Wang at 9-under 207.
"It was very frustrating, I just couldn't get anything going," Wie said.
"I hit a couple irons a little harder than I thought. I left a lot out there. I'm not playing up to my potential.
"And I just really have to shoot well tomorrow," she added.
At the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, Punahou graduate Parker McLachlin shot a 4-over 76 to drop into a tie for 67th at 10-over 226. Castle graduate Dean Wilson struggled to an 83 and enters today's final round tied for 75th at 17-over 233.