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Wie Qualifies For Match Play at U.S. Amateur Public Links

Jul. 12, 2005     By     Comments (0)

Michelle Wie fired rounds of 76 and 72 - 148 is 8 over on the par-70 course - to qualify for match play at the Men's Public Links. If she wins, she'll advance to The Masters.

One week after missing the cut at the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, 15-year-old Michelle Wie has made the grade at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Wie finished at 8-over-par 148 to make the two-round cut by a stroke at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. Now she and the rest of the field will duke it out in match play. Wie will take on Will Claxton of Swainsboro, Georgia at 11:18 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Claxton tied for 8th at 140 over two rounds of medal play. Anthony Kim of Norman, Oklahoma won medallist honors at 4-under-par 136. See all the scores here.

At stake, aside from the pride of winning one of the USGA's top events, is an automatic entry into next year's Masters Tournament. That would create another spot in the history books for Wie, who today became the first woman to qualify for a men's USGA championship.

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