Wie to Compete in Wendys LPGA Event

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DUBLIN, Ohio -- Fourteen-year-old Michelle Wie has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the Wendy's Championship for Children, officials of the LPGA tournament announced Tuesday.
 
Wie is scheduled to play in this week's PGA Tour stop at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
 
This will be Wie's second appearance at the Wendy's, set for Aug. 19-22 at Tartan Fields Golf Club. In 2002 she was exempted into the Monday qualifier and her 1-under-par 71 was good enough to qualify for the tournament. She went on to miss the cut by one stroke.
 
Wie, from Honolulu, played in seven LPGA events last year, making the cut six times.
 
Wie was also among six amateurs invited to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
 
A year ago, Wie played in the final group with winner Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Annika Sorenstam. She closed with a 76 and tied for ninth.
 
The others were U.S. Women's Amateur champion Virada Nirapathpongporn and runner-up Jane Park; Arizona sophomore Erica Blasberg; Duke sophomore Elizabeth Janangelo; and Paula Creamer, the top-rated junior golfer.
 
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