These Nike ladies are legit. Just like AK went low, Michelle Wie tied for the lowest round in Round 2 today. All three of the ladies recovered well after Round 1. Let’s take a look at how they fared today.
T8 :: Michelle Wie :: 74 67
after round 1, T54
Michelle was in full beast mode, sitting just 6 shots back of 1st place. Michelle dropped 6 birdies and 1 bogey to get to 5 under on the day. Once again, Michelle ended her round on a positive note, finishing with a birdie on the 18th hole. The big difference was the putting. Michelle only had 24 putts (compared to 31 on Day 1). Michelle has hit 11 greens in round 1 and 12 in round 2. She’s hitting the greens. She just needs to keep making putts.
T39 :: Suzann Pettersen :: 75 71
after round 1, T71
Suzann also bounced back with a 4 shot improvement after an early tee time. Suzann had 2 birdies and 1 bogey on the day. The big issues with Suzann his just her putting. She has hit tonnes of greens in regulation (13 in round 1, 14 in round 2). She’s hitting more than Wie and even more than the leader, Stacy Lewis. Let’s hope she gets back on track tomorrow and draining some birds.
T50 :: Amanda Blumenherst :: 74 73
after round 1, T54
Amanda also improved with an early tee time. Her one shot improvement was good for a jump of 4 spots. She still only made one birdie, though. Interesting day for Amanda though, as she hit 13 greens (9 in round 1), but couldn’t capitalize, having 33 putts compared to 24 the day before. She’s hanging in there though, which is great for the young talent.
The leader is currently Stacy Lewis at 9-under par. Here’s a look at the tee times for Round 3;
Group 12 | Tee 1 @ 12:00pm | Amanda Blumenherst and Maria Hernandez
Group 20 | Tee 1 @ 1:12pm | Suzann Pettersen and Eun-Hee Ji
Group 35 | Tee 1 @ 3:43pm | Michelle Wie and Sophie Gustafson