Lewis drops four behind Wie after 73


PINEHURST, N.C. – Stacy Lewis took a different path around Pinehurst No. 2 Friday at the U.S. Women’s Open.

She called her 67 in the first round easy.

There was nothing easy about her 73 in the second round.

The Rolex world No. 1 started the day with a one-shot lead. She ended it four shots behind Michelle Wie and tied for third.

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“I didn't hit the ball very good to start,” Lewis said. “Then the putting just didn't help. At a U.S. Open you're going to have to make some 5- and 6-footers, and that's what I didn't do today. I hit some bad iron shots, but I didn't leave myself in that bad of places, I just didn't putt very good.”

Lewis didn’t have a bogey in the first round. She had six of them to go with three birdies in the second. She did manage to play the final five holes in 1 under.

“You can't fret over one round,” Lewis said. “You're going to have a bad round on this golf course. It's just the way it is. If that's the worst I play this week, I think I'll be all right.”