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Wie falls into tie for 32nd at LPGA


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POSTED: Saturday, June 13, 2009

Michelle Wie slipped into a tie for 32nd at the midway point of the McDonald's LPGA Championship yesterday thanks to a 2-over 74 that left her eight shots off the pace of second-round leader Anna Nordqvist.

The Stanford University sophomore was at even-par 144 on the Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Md.

Wie began on the back nine with two bogeys over four holes before birdieing the par-3 17th (her eighth hole) to go out in 1-over 37. She began her back nine with four consecutive pars, before bogeying the par-4 fifth (her 14th) and par-3 seventh (her 16th). She righted the ship with a birdie at the par-5 eighth.

The Punahou School graduate, who hit 12 of 14 fairways on Thursday, wasn't quite as accurate yesterday, landing in the cut grass on nine of 14 attempts.