O’ahu native Michelle Wie, made the cut on the number at the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Thursday, despite carding a plus-4 76 in round 2, taking her to plus-2 for the week.
The 23 year old sat behind the cut line for most of the day, until 5:45pm HST when the line moved to +2.
Fellow Punahou grad, Stephanie Kono however, did not make the cut, finishing play at +6, following a second round 77.
UPDATE: Michelle Wie will tee off at No. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) – Suzann Pettersen rebounded from her lone bogey with three back-nine birdies Thursday at wind-swept Ko Olina to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Lotte Championship.
The Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, shot a 3-under 69 in the afternoon to reach 10-under 134. She had consecutive victories late last season in South Korea and Taiwan and won a Ladies European Tour event last month in China.
Defending champion Ai Miyazato was a stroke back after a 68 in the morning. The Japanese player, a nine-time winner on the LPGA Tour, had five birdies in a late six-hole stretch.
Pettersen dropped two strokes behind Miyazato with a bogey on the par-4 10th, then rallied with birdies on the par-4 11th, par-5 13th and par-3 16th.