A tournament spokesman says Wie was not given an exemption into the event as she was a year ago. Thats when Wie, citing a wrist injury, withdrew after 16 holes of her opening round.
Wie said she left because of her wrist and not because she was two-shots shy of the LPGA Tours 88 rule. That would have banned her from further tour exemptions until the following season for shooting an 88 or higher.
Wie, however, was seen practicing at the LPGA Tours next stop.
This year, tournament exemptions went to LPGA rookie Ashleigh Simon from South Africa and Duke golfer Alison Whitaker.
The tournament takes place at RiverTowne Country Club from May 29-June 1.
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