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Wie Misses another Cut as Father Caddies for Her
Michelle Wie followed up her opening 75 with a 74 in the Canadian Women's Open. The 17-year-old had a 7-over 149 total at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, and missed the 36-hole cut.
She was 15 strokes behind the leaders with about a quarter of the field still playing. "I missed a couple of crucial putts here and there and a couple of shots didn't go the way I wanted to," said Wie, who had five bogeys and two birdies Friday. "It's frustrating to see my score was high when I don't feel I played that bad."
Wie, who suffered a wrist injury earlier this year, also missed the cut two weeks ago in the Women's British Open at St. Andrews, shooting 73-80. The week before the Women's British Open, she tied for 69th in France at the Evian Masters, shooting 73-71-84-76 in her first start since withdrawing from the U.S. Women's Open in June because of a sore left wrist.
Wie's caddie, David Clark, who'd worked with the Hawaiian teen all year, quit just before the tournament in Canada to go to work for PGA Tour golfer Greg Owen. Last year Wie's camp fired previous caddie, Greg Johnson, who now loops for Brittany Lincicome.
Wie's father, B.J., caddied for his daughter during the Canadian Women's Open. Approached yesterday, B.J. Wie declined comment about the situation. "I'll be quiet," he said. "I'd better not talk, as her caddie."
Juli Inkster (66) and Shi Hyun Ahn (67) had the clubhouse lead in the Canadian Women's Open at 8-under 134. The top-ranked female player in the world, Lorena Ochoa (65), along with Kimberly Hall (67) and Laura Diaz (70), were a shot back at 7 under.