Wie Trails Schoolmate at Womens Pub Links


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. ' Stephanie Kono, 14, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Carling Cho, 19, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., shot 3-under-par rounds of 69 to lead stroke-play qualifying at the 2004 U.S. Womens Amateur Public Links Championship at the 6,159-yard, par 72 Green Course of Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.
Defending champion Michelle Wie, 14, Honolulu, joined seven other players at 70. She joined USA Curtis Cup teammates Jane Park, 17, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Brittany Lang, 18, McKinney, Texas, along with Jooyoung Yang, 16, Korea, Ya-Ni Tseng, 15, Chinese Taipei, Eva Yoe, 19, China, Hwanhee Lee, 21, Henderson, Nev., and Courtney Mahon, 20, Topeka, Kan.
Kono, a schoolmate of Wies at the Punahou School, birdied four holes on the back nine to finish late in the day. She is an incoming 9th grader while Wie is an incoming sophomore.
Michelle has done a lot for womens golf, Kono said. Im just hoping to do my best.
Cho was recently the low individual in the 2004 California Community College Championship. She made five birdies Tuesday, but double-bogeyed the 7th hole to finish at 69. Ive been practicing hard, said Cho. I felt really confident on this course.
A summer-school student, Cho brought her homework to Williamsburg. I took a computer test Sunday night, she said.
At 13, the long-hitting Wie captured the attention of the sports world with her stunning victory in the 2003 Womens Amateur Public Links. Wie admitted on Tuesday that she had jet lag after recent forays in the Curtis Cup and an attempt to qualify for the mens U.S. Amateur Public Links on Friday. She managed five birdies, three of them on par-5 holes.
I always feel comfortable on par 5s, she said. Last year I made three eagles (on par fives). I can make my move.
A rare four-putt from 36 feet led to Wies double bogey on the par-5 7th hole.
I havent four-putted in two years, Wie said. I made a lot of birdies today and I could have made a lot more. I shouldnt have made that bogey. I shouldnt have made that double bogey. That said, Im pretty happy with my round.
Park birdied both par-3 holes on the front nine then combined a bogey with a birdie on the back side to join Wie.
Lang said her score surprised her. I made a couple of stupid mistakes, she said. I feel like I shot a million and I just shot 70.
Yang is a native of Korea who attends high school in Temecula, Calif. In Korea they dont go to school if theyre great athletes, Yang said. My mom wanted me to get an education so I came here.
Tseng, an in-coming high school sophomore in Taiwan, routinely hit tee shots of 270 yards. She hit three of the par-5s in two shots, the 498-yard 5th, the 512-yard 15th and the 466-yard 18th. Her round, however, included 34 strokes on the greens.
I was too wristy on my putting stroke, Tseng said. I only made birdies on little putts.
Yoe is a student at Santa Monica College. She won the Hong Kong Ladies Open last year and captured the 2004 Philippines Junior Open. Lee was runner-up in the 2002 Womens Amateur Public Links. Mahon finished in Tuesdays final group to become the eighth player at 70.

Stroke-play qualifying concludes Wednesday and the low 64 scorers advance to match play. A 36-hole final on Sunday will determine the champion.

Rd. 1 Results
Carling Cho, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 34-35--69
Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii, 37-32--69
Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas, 34-36--70
Courtney Mahon, Topeka, Kan., 35-35--70
Hoi Ning Eva Yoe, Ppls Rep of China, 35-35--70
Hwanhee Lee, Los Angeles, Calif., 35-35--70
Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 34-36--70
Jooyoung Yang, Korea, 34-36--70
Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii, 35-35--70
Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 35-35--70
Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md., 35-36--71
Ashley Leonard, Rocky Mount, N.C., 38-33--71
Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio, 36-35--71
In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla., 36-35--71
Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill., 36-35--71
Karyn Stordahl, Prior Lake, Minn., 36-35--71
Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif., 36-35--71
Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 36-35--71
Sung Lee, Tacoma, Wash., 38-33--71
Christine Yum, Bradenton, Fla., 33-39--72
Karla Kalian, Brush Prairie, Wash., 35-37--72
Laura Crawford, Lancaster, S.C., 35-37--72
Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va., 38-34--72
Maria Gallegos, Argentina, 37-35--72
Mayumi Motoyama, Littleton, Colo., 36-36--72
Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif., 38-34--72
Annie Schlosser, Las Vegas, Nev., 36-37--73
Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo., 35-38--73
Emily Hendricks, Pewaukee, Wis., 39-34--73
Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif., 35-38--73
Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va., 37-36--73
Kristen Campos, Mesa, Ariz., 35-38--73
Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei, 38-35--73
Lehua Wise, Lihue, Hawaii, 38-35--73
Maggie Leef, Brookfield, Wis., 35-38--73
Taylor Barrett, York, S.C., 37-36--73
Violeta Retamoza, Mexico, 36-37--73
Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., 38-36--74
Ashley Sholer, Canada, 37-37--74
Brittany Lincicome, Seminole, Fla., 36-38--74
Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei, 35-39--74
Janet Dyer, Starkville, Miss., 38-36--74
Kathryn Detlefsen, Eagan, Minn., 37-37--74
Katie Quinney, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 38-36--74
Ko-Chen Yeh, Chinese Taipei, 35-39--74
Kuan-Pei Chen, Chinese Taipei, 38-36--74
Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 37-37--74

Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., 38-36--74
Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla., 39-35--74
Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill., 36-38--74
Shannon Ogg, Charlotte, N.C., 36-38--74
Stephanie Godare, Houston, Texas, 39-35--74
Tarah Mc Naughton, Bradenton, Fla., 36-38--74
Wendra Liang, San Francisco, Calif., 36-38--74
Amanda Mathis, Picayune, Miss., 40-35--75
Christine Hentzner, Las Vegas, Nev., 36-39--75
Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif., 38-37--75
Hagen Weintraub, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 35-40--75
Julia Best, Bulverde, Texas, 37-38--75
Kansas Gooden, Harrisonburg, Va., 38-37--75
Katie Myos, Faribault, Minn., 39-36--75
Kelly Schaub, Greeley, Colo., 37-38--75
Leigh Klasse, St Anthony, Minn., 37-38--75
Melissa Martin, Altadena, Calif., 39-36--75
Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz., 38-37--75
Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla., 37-38--75
Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz., 36-39--75
Whitney Ueno, Hilo, Hawaii, 37-38--75
Amber Jean Kuss, Koontz Lake, Ind., 39-37--76
Daria Cummings, Monroe, Conn., 38-38--76
Kali Quick, Nampa, Idaho, 38-38--76
Kylene Pulley, Kokomo, Ind., 37-39--76
Lauren Hunt, Little River, S.C., 38-38--76
Leanne Owens, Creston, Iowa, 39-37--76
Mackinzie Kline, Encinitas, Calif., 39-37--76
Megan Godfrey, Homewood, Ill., 37-39--76
Megan Stoddart, Sacramento, Calif., 39-37--76
Morgan O'Banion, Carmel, Ind., 37-39--76
Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif., 36-40--76
Aimee Cho, Korea, 39-38--77
Allison Stewart, Vermillion, S.D., 39-38--77
Allyson Hatcher, Wheeling, W.Va., 41-36--77
Amanda Costner, Claremore, Okla., 38-39--77
Crystal Elliers, Chalmette, La., 37-40--77
Erica Battle, Columbia, S.C., 39-38--77
Heidi Lowe, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 40-37--77
Jeannine Mondesando, Mahwah, N.J., 39-38--77
Jordyn Wells, Bethel Park, Pa., 38-39--77
Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J., 39-38--77
Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo., 37-40--77
Meggie Fagundes, Atwater, Calif., 37-40--77
Stacey Linduska, Woodbury, Minn., 38-39--77
Stefanie Coleman, Lakewood, Wash., 38-39--77
Amanda Wilson, Hilo, Hawaii, 38-40--78
Beth Allen, San Diego, Calif., 37-41--78
Brooke Goodwin, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., 37-41--78
Caroline Kim, Canada, 39-39--78
Courtney Sullivan, Gresham, Ore., 39-39--78
Jenna Cox, Lima, Ohio, 40-38--78
Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md., 43-35--78

Lacey Jones, Idabel, Okla., 40-38--78
Laura Mengelkamp, Dover, Pa., 38-40--78
Lesley Stracks, Washington, D.C., 42-36--78
Maggie Ward, Rochester, N.Y., 39-39--78
Sandy Young, Owings, Md., 39-39--78
Yvonne Choe, Temple City, Calif., 38-40--78
Angela Daykin, Canada, 42-37--79
Casey Cain, Lumberton, Texas, 41-38--79
Cheryl Jones, Phoenix, Ariz., 38-41--79
Kristin Emmons, Alamosa, Colo., 40-39--79
Elizabeth Schweihs, Lockport, Ill., 42-38--80
Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas, 40-40--80
Kelly Boogaard, Grand Rapids, Mich., 41-39--80
Kristen Kennedy, Silver City, N.M., 43-37--80
Lisa Kraxner, Prairie Village, Kan., 41-39--80
Mary Calderon, Mexico, 42-38--80
Miki Ueoka, Lihue, Hawaii, 42-38--80
Sarah Tiller, Nampa, Idaho, 39-41--80
Shannon Warner, Livonia, Mich., 39-41--80
Ashley Anast, Littleton, Colo., 40-41--81
Kelly Husted, Stanford, Calif., 41-40--81
Lynsey Myers, Ogden, Utah, 38-43--81
Rachel Thomas, Livonia, Mich., 38-43--81
Cynthia Bowser, Stewartstown, Pa., 43-39--82
Jessica Smith, Louisville, Ky., 42-40--82
Nancy Kromar, Austin, Texas, 42-40--82
Whitney Wolejko, Hatfield, Mass., 40-42--82
Arlene Zamora, Havre De Grace, Md., 41-42--83
Devon Newell, Helena, Mont., 42-41--83
Kathryn Walker, Blackshear, Ga., 41-42--83
Kelli Nakano, Pukalani, Hawaii, 40-43--83
Hana Young, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 44-40--84
Allison Mayborg, Monroe, Ohio, 41-44--85
Heidi Kim, Sandy, Utah, 46-39--85
Lydia Kim, Edison, N.J., 41-44--85
Rose Pagan, Kula, Hawaii, 41-44--85
Britney Hayes, Bozeman, Mont., 38-48--86
Josey Edwards, Weiser, Idaho, 43-44--87
Rachel Strauss, Seattle, Wash., 44-43--87
Kristan Bennett, Trenton, Mich., 41-48--89
Stephanie Aston, Saugar, Calif., 48-41--89
Nicolina Kulhamer, Bethlehem, Pa., 47-43--90
Mary Anne Levins, Rutland, Vt., 45-46--91
Lisa Chalmers, Farmington Hills, Mich., 46-46--92