Is this the week? Michelle Wie followed her 1st round 69 with a 66 on Thursday to put her in a three-way tie for the lead at the Evian Masters. Wie is looking for her first ever LPGA victory.
There. Just like every other golf article you read today, I led with the Wie angle. Unlike every other golf article you read today, that is all I will say about it.
Karrie Webb and Lorena Ochoa posted solid (if not consistent) rounds to finish the day at -9. No. 13 was Karrie’s Hell-Hole today as she double-bogeyed the par-4. Lorena’s front-nine 32 was nearly negated by three bogeys in six holes on the back, but she recovered to birdie 16 and 18. Se Ri “Come-Bak” Pak is one shot behind after her second straight 68, and Mi Hyun Kim is fifth at -7 after grinding out a 71. Paula Creamer, Annika Sorenstam and Lorie Kane are three shots back at -6. There are 19 players within six shots of the lead, so it’s still pretty wide open. A big shout-out goes to Meg Mallon for putting up a 67 today (only Karen Stupples and some 16-year-old Hawaiian girl had better days).
We’re halfway through, and my pre-tournament picks are still looking good. See ya tomorrow.