Lang Leads Wie Disappointed at Publinx

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USGAWILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A black snake slithering in her path drew a screech of surprise from Michelle Wie on Wednesday, but it took a delay because of thunder and lightning to get her off her game after a flawless start.
 
The 14-year-old was 3 under before a 50-minute stoppage and 2 over after it, undermined again by one miserable hole as stroke-play qualifying concluded in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
 
Wie, the defending champion, had a three-putt triple-bogey with a penalty stroke Wednesday, following a four-putt double-bogey in the first round. Her 1-under 71 and two-day total of 141 was good enough to tie her for sixth with three others.
 
Disappointed, she pledged to do better in match play which starts Thursday.
 
'Match play tomorrow is a whole different kind of story,' she said, 'and I feel like I'm really ready for that.'
 
The top 64 players advanced to the first round of match play, which continues until a 36-hole championship match on Sunday.
 
Brittany Lang, a teammate of Wie's on the U.S. team that won the Curtis Cup this month, bolted to the lead at 9-under 135 after a 65 that featured eight birdies on the 6,158-yard Green Course at Golden Horseshoe.
 
Lang missed only two greens and rolled in birdie putts of 30 and 25 feet as well as making six others from within 8 feet.
 
'I hit a lot of shots at the flag,' the McKinney, Texas, native said.
 
Taking some time off to rest after the Curtis Cup, which pitted the U.S. team against Britain and Ireland and ended June 13, was crucial, Lang said.
 
'I was wearing myself out with golf and working out,' she said.
 
Lang wasn't the only one who got hot on Wednesday.
 
Jenna Pearson of Wheaton, Ill., was two back after a 66, and Courtney Mahon of Topeka, Kan., was third at 138 after a 68. The top five also included 14-year-old Stephanie Kono (70), who attends the same school as Wie in Honolulu, at 139, and Ya-Ni Tseng (70) of Chinese Taipei at 140.
 
Pearson's round was set up by an unspectacular first round.
 
'Yesterday I had 17 pars and one birdie and I really didn't make any mistakes so I just felt really good coming into today,' she said.
 
'It'll help me (Thursday) to know there are birdies out there.'
 
Kono, six weeks younger than Wie and a rising ninth grader, isn't a long hitter like her schoolmate and some of the others playing here. Still, she said match play can change a lot of things and give everyone an equal chance.
 
'If they have a good putting day, that's all it takes,' she said.
 
36-hole Stroke-Play Qualifying Results
Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas, 70-65--135
Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill., 71-66--137
Courtney Mahon, Topeka, Kan., 70-68--138
Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii, 69-70--139
Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 70-70--140
Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., 74-67--141
Carling Cho, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 69-72--141
In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla., 71-70--141
Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii, 70-71--141
Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 70-72--142
Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md., 71-72--143
Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio, 71-72--143
Katie Quinney, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 74-69--143
Ko-Chen Yeh, Chinese Taipei, 74-69--143
Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei, 73-70--143
Karyn Stordahl, Prior Lake, Minn., 71-73--144
Kuan-Pei Chen, Chinese Taipei, 74-70--144
Shannon Ogg, Charlotte, N.C., 74-70--144
Taylor Barrett, York, S.C., 73-71--144
Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif., 72-72--144
Hoi Ning Eva Yoe, Ppls Rep of China, 70-75--145
Hwanhee Lee, Los Angeles, Calif., 70-75--145
Jooyoung Yang, Korea, 70-75--145
Kristen Campos, Mesa, Ariz., 73-72--145
Melissa Martin, Altadena, Calif., 75-70--145
Sung Lee, Tacoma, Wash., 71-74--145
Ashley Leonard, Rocky Mount, N.C., 71-75--146
Christine Yum, Bradenton, Fla., 72-74--146
Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va., 73-73--146
Mayumi Motoyama, Littleton, Colo., 72-74--146
Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif., 76-70--146
Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 71-75--146
Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif., 73-74--147
Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo., 77-70--147
Laura Crawford, Lancaster, S.C., 72-75--147
Lauren Hunt, Little River, S.C., 76-71--147
Leigh Klasse, St Anthony, Minn., 75-72--147
Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., 74-73--147
Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif., 71-76--147
Aimee Cho, Korea, 77-71--148
Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif., 75-73--148
Janet Dyer, Starkville, Miss., 74-74--148
Karla Kalian, Brush Prairie, Wash., 72-76--148
Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J., 77-71--148
Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va., 72-76--148
Lehua Wise, Lihue, Hawaii, 73-75--148
Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 74-74--148
Maria Gallegos, Argentina, 72-76--148
Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill., 74-74--148
Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz., 75-73--148
Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla., 75-73--148
Violeta Retamoza, Mexico, 73-75--148
Wendra Liang, San Francisco, Calif., 74-74--148
Amber Jean Kuss, Koontz Lake, Ind., 76-73--149
Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo., 73-76--149
Brooke Goodwin, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., 78-71--149
Erica Battle, Columbia, S.C., 77-72--149
Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei, 74-75--149
Kansas Gooden, Harrisonburg, Va., 75-74--149
Mackinzie Kline, Encinitas, Calif., 76-73--149
Megan Godfrey, Homewood, Ill., 76-73--149
Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla., 74-75--149
Stephanie Godare, Houston, Texas, 74-75--149
Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz., 75-74--149
 
Match Play Pairings -- Upper Half
8:30 am Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas vs. Amber Jean Kuss, Koontz Lake, Ind.
8:38 am Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va. vs. Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif.
8:46 am Taylor Barrett, York, S.C. vs. Janet Dyer, Starkville, Miss.
8:54 am Karyn Stordahl, Prior Lake, Minn. vs. Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va.
9:02 am Carling Cho, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. vs. Erica Battle, Columbia, S.C.
9:10 am Hwanhee Lee, Los Angeles, Calif. vs. Maria Gallegos, Argentina
9:18 am In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla. vs. Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz.
9:26 am Hoi Ning Eva Yoe, Ppls Rep of China vs. Lehua Wise, Lihue, Hawaii
9:34 am Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii vs. Stephanie Godare, Houston, Texas
9:42 am Mayumi Motoyama, Littleton, Colo. vs. Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif.
9:50 am Ko-Chen Yeh, Chinese Taipei vs. Violeta Retamoza, Mexico
9:58 am Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. vs. Karla Kalian, Brush Prairie, Wash.
10:06 am Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei vs. Megan Godfrey, Homewood, Ill.
10:14 am Ashley Leonard, Rocky Mount, N.C. vs. Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo.
10:22 am Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. vs. Wendra Liang, San Francisco, Calif.
10:30 am Jooyoung Yang, Korea vs. Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz.
 
Lower Half
10:38 am Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill. vs. Kansas Gooden, Harrisonburg, Va.
10:46 am Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D. vs. Laura Crawford, Lancaster, S.C.
10:54 am Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei vs. Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill.
11:02 am Kuan-Pei Chen, Chinese Taipei vs. Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif.
11:10 am Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii vs. Brooke Goodwin, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
11:18 am Melissa Martin, Altadena, Calif. vs. Leigh Klasse, St Anthony, Minn.
11:26 am Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. vs. Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei
11:34 am Kristen Campos, Mesa, Ariz. vs. Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J.
11:42 am Courtney Mahon, Topeka, Kan. vs. Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo.
11:50 am Christine Yum, Bradenton, Fla. vs. Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif.
11:58 am Katie Quinney, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. vs. Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla.
12:06 pm Shannon Ogg, Charlotte, N.C. vs. Aimee Cho, Korea
12:14 pm Angela Park, Torrance, Calif. vs. Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla.
12:22 pm Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif. vs. Lauren Hunt, Little River, S.C.
12:30 pm Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio vs. Mackinzie Kline, Encinitas, Calif.
12:38 pm Sung Lee, Tacoma, Wash. vs. Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
 
Failed To Qualify
Amanda Costner, Claremore, Okla., 77-73--150
Amanda Wilson, Hilo, Hawaii, 78-72--150
Ashley Sholer, Canada, 74-76--150
Beth Allen, San Diego, Calif., 78-72--150
Brittany Lincicome, Seminole, Fla., 74-76--150
Christine Hentzner, Las Vegas, Nev., 75-75--150
Hagen Weintraub, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 75-75--150
Megan Stoddart, Sacramento, Calif., 76-74--150
Tarah Mc Naughton, Bradenton, Fla., 74-76--150
Amanda Mathis, Picayune, Miss., 75-76--151
Jenna Cox, Lima, Ohio, 78-73--151
Mary Calderon, Mexico, 80-71--151
Allison Stewart, Vermillion, S.D., 77-75--152
Angela Daykin, Canada, 79-73--152
Annie Schlosser, Las Vegas, Nev., 73-79--152
Casey Cain, Lumberton, Texas, 79-73--152
Julia Best, Bulverde, Texas, 75-77--152
Kelly Schaub, Greeley, Colo., 75-77--152
Leanne Owens, Creston, Iowa, 76-76--152
Whitney Ueno, Hilo, Hawaii, 75-77--152
Kali Quick, Nampa, Idaho, 76-77--153
Kathryn Detlefsen, Eagan, Minn., 74-79--153
Lacey Jones, Idabel, Okla., 78-75--153
Laura Mengelkamp, Dover, Pa., 78-75--153
Miki Ueoka, Lihue, Hawaii, 80-73--153
Allyson Hatcher, Wheeling, W.Va., 77-77--154
Caroline Kim, Canada, 78-76--154
Courtney Sullivan, Gresham, Ore., 78-76--154
Jeannine Mondesando, Mahwah, N.J., 77-77--154
Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md., 78-76--154
Kelly Husted, Stanford, Calif., 81-73--154
Kristen Kennedy, Silver City, N.M., 80-74--154
Kylene Pulley, Kokomo, Ind., 76-78--154
Morgan O'Banion, Carmel, Ind., 76-78--154
Stefanie Coleman, Lakewood, Wash., 77-77--154
Cheryl Jones, Phoenix, Ariz., 79-76--155
Elizabeth Schweihs, Lockport, Ill., 80-75--155
Lesley Stracks, Washington, D.C., 78-77--155
Katie Myos, Faribault, Minn., 75-81--156
Kristin Emmons, Alamosa, Colo., 79-77--156
Lynsey Myers, Ogden, Utah, 81-75--156
Meggie Fagundes, Atwater, Calif., 77-79--156
Sarah Tiller, Nampa, Idaho, 80-76--156
Yvonne Choe, Temple City, Calif., 78-78--156
Emily Hendricks, Pewaukee, Wis., 73-84--157
Jordyn Wells, Bethel Park, Pa., 77-80--157
Maggie Leef, Brookfield, Wis., 73-84--157
Heidi Lowe, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 77-82--159
Ashley Anast, Littleton, Colo., 81-79--160
Crystal Elliers, Chalmette, La., 77-83--160
Daria Cummings, Monroe, Conn., 76-84--160
Stacey Linduska, Woodbury, Minn., 77-83--160
Jessica Smith, Louisville, Ky., 82-79--161
Kelly Boogaard, Grand Rapids, Mich., 80-81--161
Maggie Ward, Rochester, N.Y., 78-83--161
Devon Newell, Helena, Mont., 83-80--163
Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas, 80-83--163
Josey Edwards, Weiser, Idaho, 87-76--163
Nancy Kromar, Austin, Texas, 82-81--163
Heidi Kim, Sandy, Utah, 85-79--164
Kelli Nakano, Pukalani, Hawaii, 83-81--164
Lisa Kraxner, Prairie Village, Kan., 80-84--164
Sandy Young, Owings, Md., 78-86--164
Shannon Warner, Livonia, Mich., 80-84--164
Whitney Wolejko, Hatfield, Mass., 82-82--164
Cynthia Bowser, Stewartstown, Pa., 82-83--165
Hana Young, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 84-81--165
Stephanie Aston, Saugar, Calif., 89-77--166
Britney Hayes, Bozeman, Mont., 86-81--167
Rachel Thomas, Livonia, Mich., 81-87--168
Allison Mayborg, Monroe, Ohio, 85-84--169
Arlene Zamora, Havre De Grace, Md., 83-88--171
Kathryn Walker, Blackshear, Ga., 83-88--171
Rose Pagan, Kula, Hawaii, 85-87--172
Rachel Strauss, Seattle, Wash., 87-87--174
Lydia Kim, Edison, N.J., 85-92--177
Mary Anne Levins, Rutland, Vt., 91-87--178
Lisa Chalmers, Farmington Hills, Mich., 92-87--179
Kristan Bennett, Trenton, Mich., 89-92--181
Nicolina Kulhamer, Bethlehem, Pa., 90-91--181
 
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