Earned: Michelle Wie Qualifies For US Women's Open

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Examiner

After a sixth-place finish at the Ladies German Open last week, Michelle Wie is looking on target to be playing some of her best golf in recent months, qualifying for the US Women's Open yesterday:

Michelle Wie, who withdrew from last year's US Women's Open, will give it another go after qualifying for the championship on Monday.

Wie fired a four-under-par 137 during a sectional qualifying event o clinch a spot in the tournament at Interlachen in Minnesota later this month.

The 18-year-old Wie finished one shot behind Kelli Kuehne in the event, in which each participant played 18 holes at both the Woodmont Country Club and Manor Country Club.

She birdied three of her final four holes at Woodmont to finish at 1-under 70 before carding a 3-under 67 at the Manor.
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And just in case you were wondering as well - yes - she does seem to be dating NBA bound baller Robin Lopez.

Can you say power couple in a few years?