Wie doesn't complete Rd. 2; WDs with illness


SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Michelle Wie and Candie Kung did not return for the resumption of the suspended second round Saturday at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Wie withdrew citing illness, according to the USGA. Kung’s WD came with no reason cited. Wie had just one hole to play Saturday morning but was 11 over par with no chance of making the cut.

As a 16-year-old, Wie tied for third at the U.S. Women’s Open at Newport Country Club. Her record since in the championship reads like this: WD, MC, DNP, MC, T-55, T-35, WD.

While Wie looked like she was making a turnaround this season with back-to-back T-9 finishes at Shoprite and the Wegmans LPGA Championship, she now has failed to make the weekend in her last two events. She has failed to make seven cuts this season. Wie’s hopes of making the U.S. Solheim Cup will require a strong rally with just three chances left for her to qualify. She’s 12th on the U.S. points list and must be among the top eight to automatically qualify.