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Wie trails by 9 at Evian Masters


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POSTED: Sunday, July 26, 2009

Honolulu's Michelle Wie shot a 2-under 70 yesterday at the Evian Masters and enters today's final round tied for 23rd at 3-under 213 in the LPGA event in France.

Wie carded five birdies and three bogeys for her round and trails 54-hole leaders Sophie Gustafson (67), In-Kyung Kim (68) and Becky Brewerton (69) by nine shots.

Through three rounds, Wie has hit 24 fairways and 34 greens in regulation. She has needed 83 putts and is averaging 256.83 yards off the tee.

“;I couldn't get anything going again, I hit a birdie, and then a bogey,”; she told the Associated Press. “;Hopefully tomorrow I can get things going. It's little things here and there. I don't think I'm far off, but in golf that means a lot.”;

Wie is playing in her first tournament in three weeks after failing to qualify for the Women's U.S. Open.