Solid putting yesterday helped Michelle Wie to a 1-under 70 and a chance to play through the weekend at the Jamie Farr Classic.
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Michelle Wie's erratic driver kept her from moving higher up the leaderboard during yesterday's opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.
Hitting only six fairways in regulation, Wie still managed to shoot a 1-under 70 to finish in a tie for 30th, some 10 shots off the blistering pace set by Fields Open winner Paula Creamer. Wie carded five birdies, but also managed four bogeys, including one on her opening hole of the round.
Wie averaged only 235.5 yards off the tee, hit just 10 greens in regulation, but putted well enough to have a shot at playing through the weekend. She missed the cut in her last event at the U.S. Women's Open.
Fellow local golfers Dean Wilson and Parker McLachlin are playing at the John Deere Classic, this week's stop on the PGA Tour. Wilson opened with a 3-under 68 to continue his good play of late. The Castle High graduate is tied for 29th with 16 other golfers, trailing first-day leaders Ken Duke and Charlie Wi by four shots.
McLachlin came in with a 1-over 72. The Punahou School product is tied for 110th and is in need of a big round today in order to make the cut. He has missed the cut four times in 16 events played.