Wie Takes NWA Championship Lead, Lewis Four Back

Last week Stacy Lewis had to chase Michelle Wie for the U.S. Open Championship.

This weekend, the former Razorback must do the same at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club.

Wie fired her second straight 5-under 66 to move to 10-under for the tournament and holds a two stroke lead over So Yeon Ryu.

Lewis matched Wie’s 66 on Saturday to move to 6-under for the tournament heading into Sunday’s final round.

“Michelle is obviously playing some really good golf,” Lewis said. “I’m going to have to shoot a good number tomorrow.”

Wie, who started on the back nine, wrapped up her round with a 4-under 32 on the front nine.

“I love when she’s kind of in the mix because I know she’s going to do something crazy, post a low score and she definitely inspires me, motivates me,” Wie said of Lewis.

Chella Choi is currently in a tie for third with Suzann Pettersen and Line Vedel at 7-under. Lewis is one of five players currently sitting four strokes off the pace.

The second round was postponed to due rain and will be completed Sunday morning.

Arkansas’ Gaby Lopez is currently just outside the cut line at 1-over for the tournament. The Razorbacks junior was 2-over through 14 holes on Saturday before play was suspended.Capture

Recent Arkansas graduate Emily Tubert failed to make the cut as she fired an 8-over 78 on Saturday.

 

1 Comment

  • Tom

    Know this: Ms. Wie would have already won if she had a “good guy with a gun” on site.

    This message has been brought to you by the NRA.

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