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Wie battles through hip pain for 2-under 68

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Michelle Wie’s ailing left hip was acting up Friday at the U.S. Women’s Open, but it couldn’t dampen her satisfaction in posting a 2-under-par 68 that keeps alive her chances of defending her title.

Wie was limping noticeably by day’s end and yet a round of five birdies and three bogeys moved her into a tie for 12th, seven shots off the lead.

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“I'm pretty happy with how my round went, a lot better than yesterday,” Wie said. “Kind of felt good that I kind of fixed what went wrong yesterday. I hit a lot more fairways today and my irons were a little bit sharper than yesterday. I just have to keep on improving what I improved on today.”

Wie is battling bursitis, an inflammation in her hip. She has had a cortisone injection and two platelet-rich-plasma injections over the last six weeks. She also has issues with her left knee and left ankle.

“I’m hanging in there,” Wie said.