Wednesday 21 March 2018

Wie on roll with sizzling 66

MICHELLE WIE fired herself into contention at the US Women's Open with a sizzling second-round 66 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Wie was tied second with Cristie Kerr (71) in the clubhouse on four-under, one shy of Norway's Solheim Cup ace Suzann Pettersen, who shot 68.

Sadly, adrenalin was not enough to sustain Stephanie Meadow (20), who headed straight for Wisconsin after winning the British Amateur title last weekend. The girl from Royal Portrush simply ran out of steam in exhausting heat, a second-round 84 leaving her on 17-over.

Meanwhile, former British Open champion Bob Charles beat his age by a remarkable 10 shots when he fired a wonderful 66 in the first round of a European seniors event yesterday.

The New Zealander, who was the first left-hander to win a Major at the 1963 Open, smashed his own previous Senior Tour record of five shots fewer than his age to share third place on four-under-par at Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.

"That was one of those dream rounds," said the 76-year-old at the PGA Senior Open. "I have had some great days in my career and this is one of them. I felt young again."

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