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Wie Chocked!

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The first name that comes to mind when you mention Women’s Golf is Michelle Wie who calls Honolulu home, when she was not attending Stanford.

Playing in Vancouver she felt “at home” and choose to wear Canuck colors to garner support from those on hand, which worked!!

She was ranked 18th in the money list for 2011 making $627,936 through 20 events.

he came in as a fan favorite and was joking and signing autographs for anyone and everyone – until she failed to make the cut following the second day.

She captured her second LPGA victory at the 2010 Canadian Women’s Open. She was the youngest player to make at an LPGA cut at the age of 13 years, 5 months and 17 day’s.

She was in good spirits on Tuesday and held a press conference and answered all questions from the media. Some of which were interesting or more-so her answers were.

She stated “I love playing golf up in Canada and absolutely love it up here. I think the crowds are just so nice and the people are just so nice here.

Photo Credit ANDREW TURSKY

We play different golf courses, but every golf course we go to are top notch golf courses always in perfect condition.

Being my first time in Vancouver, I got really excited. I got to see a little bit of town yesterday, so I’m having a blast so. I think we were by Yale-town.

I don’t know the area specifically, but it was really nice.  We had some really good food.  I’m loving it here. It’s like Asian food heaven”.

I asked her “How influential were your parents and what, if any other sports did you either play or follow? She told me “I was a very active person ever since I was little.  I loved playing sports.  Music was not my forte.  I took a couple of piano lessons, and I quickly found out that I was not musically talented.  So I focused more on sports. I played a lot of sports growing up.  I played baseball. I swam. I did soccer, ballet, tennis and golf, obviously. But you know, my parents wanted me to go out there and be active. I studied a lot since I was little too.

Her sights on a Championship came to an end Friday when her first shot on the 10th went out in the rough, but she played it.

You can tell by her look – she wasn’t a happy golfer!!

The 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open had amateur Lydia Ko (15) and Chella Choi tied at the top the leader board at 8-under 136 through 36 holes entering Saturday’s round.

Ko is the world’s top ranked Female Amateur and the winner of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

She shot 4-under (68) for the second consecutive day, posting a bogey-free round in which she birdied four of her final seven holes on the back-nine.

This helped her close out round two and look toward a successful weekend.

Following her round on Friday Ko; who is just like any 15 year-old, except she is taking time off school in New Zealand to play joked with the media telling us “Today, I didn’t make any bogeys, and that was really helpful because sometimes a bogey in the middle of your round can make your confidence go a little down and I played pretty consistent – I think I really like the back nine, and hopefully it likes me too.”

Ko recently captured her second straight Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading women’s amateur player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. “Choi has three top-5 finishes on the season, which include a career-best T2 finish at the 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

She managed to score 8-under par 64, carding a bogey-free round that featured eight birdies over the course of 10 holes which were holes 6 through 15.

Ko and Choi hold a three-stroke advantage over Moira Dunn, Angela Stanford, Inbee Park and Na Yeon Choi, all of whom sit T3 at 5-under par 139.A total of 76 players made the cut, which was set at 3-over-par 147.

Note: The guy behind Michelle with the “phone camera”.