Wie opens Kraft Nabisco Championship in Tie for 23rd

Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) – Playing partners Suzann Pettersen and Na Yeon Choi took advantage of perfect morning conditions to share the first-round lead with Jodi Ewart Shadoff in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Finishing before the temperature climbed into the low 90s on Thursday in the Coachella Valley, Pettersen and Choi had bogey-free rounds of 4-under 68 at Mission Hills. Ewart Shadoff matched them late in the afternoon in more difficult conditions.

Anna Nordqvist and afternoon starter Amy Yang were a stroke back at 69 in the LPGA Tour’s first major championship of the year.

Hawaii’s Michelle Wie, playing in her 32nd career Major Tournament, posted an opening round Even Par 72, having recorded 3 birdies and 3 bogeys.

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