Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Friday, September 11, 2009

LPGA rookies eye breakthrough

ROGERS, Ark. » Michelle Wie might not even be the most watched rookie at this week's LPGA Tour event.

Stacy Lewis, who won the 2007 NCAA championship while at the University of Arkansas, will be on familiar turf for today's P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship.

Wie, of course, is also trying for her elusive first win. Like Lewis, she showed potential long before this, her rookie season on the LPGA Tour. Wie finished in the top five of four straight majors in 2005-06, and although she struggled after that, she's now showing signs of a breakthrough. She's 17th on the money list.