Wie survives the cut line, Kono eliminated in LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina

Michelle Wie // Getty Images

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.


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