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Wie shares lead with Park after opening round

June 6, 2014
The Associated Press

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) - Michelle Wie of Honolulu shared the first-round lead in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic with defending champion Hee Young Park after each shot 6-under-par 65 on Thursday at windswept Grey Silo Golf Course.

Wie birdied three of the last four holes in her morning round.

"I was consistent and I felt that I judged the wind pretty well today," Wie said. "Tuesday's practice round was a lot windier, so I think that was very helpful."

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Wie was asked if the wind was the strongest she had faced in a tournament over the last couple of years.

"Yeah, for sure," she said.

Wie, who won the Lotte Championship in April on Oahu, is seeking her second career victory in Canada - she won the Canadian Women's Open in 2010.

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3 a.m.-European Tour Lyoness Open, GOLF

4:30 p.m.-Champions Tour Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf, GOLF

6:30 a.m.-Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, GOLF

9 a.m.-PGA St. Jude Classic, GOLF

12:30 Tour Cleveland Open, GOLF

6 p.m.-USGA Curtis Cup, GOLF

Park had a bogey-free round in the afternoon.

"Today, bit lucky," Park said. "Still three more rounds left, so going to keep staying patient."

Last year, Park beat Angela Stanford on the third playoff hole after they finished regulation at 26-under 258 to match the tour record for lowest total score.

"I was early off and I just wanted to make a lot of birdies early on," Wie said. "And just especially 26 under winning this last year, it's definitely one of those golf courses where you have to keep making birdies. My 6 under today, you know, it's not enough. I need to keep making birdies for the rest of the weekend. Still a lot of work cut out for me."

Shanshan Feng was a stroke back, and Xi Yu Lin matched Cristie Kerr with a 67.

"Nice to be out of the wind," Kerr said after her round.



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