Early Starting Time For Wie

By Golf Channel NewsroomJune 22, 2006, 4:00 pm
USGAMichelle Wie will begin her next quest for a major title and her first LPGA win with an early tee time at the U.S. Womens Open. The 16-year-old is part of the sixth grouping Thursday morning at 7:55 a.m. (ET), starting off on the first hole. Wie will play along side Brittany Lang and Suzann Pettersen.
Other marquee tee times include defending champion Birdie Kim who will tee off Thursday afternoon at 1:14 p.m. (ET) with rookie Morgan Pressel, and 2005 Weetabix Womens British Open winner Jeong Jang. Kraft Nabisco champion Karrie Webb will start her bid for a second major title in 06 at 1:03 p.m. (ET) on the 10th hole, alongside Lorena Ochoa who she beat in a playoff to win at Rancho Mirage. They will be joined by LPGA Corning Classic winner Hee-Won Han.
World No. 1 Annika Sorenstam, along with Natalie Gulbis and rookie Ai Miyazato of Japan begin play on hole No.1 at 1:25 p.m. (ET) Thursday.
Groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the U.S. Womens Open, Thursday (June 29) and Friday (June 30), at the par 35-36'71, 6,616-yard, Newport Country Club in Newport, R.I. All times EDT. (A=amateur)
Thursday (June 29), hole #1; Friday (June 30), hole #10
7:00 a.m. ' 12:30 p.m. -- Wendy Ward, San Antonio, Texas; A-Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Virada Nirapathpongporn, Thailand
7:11 a.m. ' 12:41 p.m. -- A-Dasol Chung, Las Vegas, Nev.; Sophia Sheridan, Mexico; Marianne Morris, Middletown, Ohio
7:22 a.m. ' 12:52 p.m. -- Cristina Baena, Colombia; A-Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas; Amy Hung, Chinese Taipei
7:33 a.m. ' 1:03 p.m. -- Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, France; Laura Diaz, Scotia, N.Y.; Silvia Cavalleri, Italy
7:44 a.m. ' 1:14 p.m. -- A-Maru Martinez, Venezuela; Nicole Castrale, Palm Desert, Calif.; Jee Young Lee, Korea
7:55 a.m. ' 1:25 p.m. -- Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas; Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii
8:06 a.m. ' 1:36 p.m. -- Catriona Matthew, Scotland; Sherri Steinhauer, Madison, Wis.; Kyeon Bae, Korea
8:17 a.m. ' 1:47 p.m. -- Dina Ammaccapane, Phoenix, Ariz.; Alena Sharp, Canada; A-Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz.
8:28 a.m. ' 1:58 p.m. -- Maria Hjorth, Sweden; In-Kyung Kim, Korea; A-Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas
8:39 a.m. ' 2:09 p.m. -- Laree Sugg, Pinehurst, N.C.; Kristal Parker-Manzo, Cable, Ohio; Cindy Currier, Austin, Texas
8:50 a.m. ' 2:20 p.m. -- Celeste Troche, Paraguay; Moira Dunn, Utica, N.Y.; A-Michelle Jarman, Wilmington, N.C.
9:01 a.m. ' 2:31 p.m. -- Colleen Cashman-Mcsween, Plantation, Fla.; A-Sydnee Michaels, Temecula, Calif.; Brandi Jackson, Greenville, S.C.
9:12 a.m. ' 2:42 p.m. -- A-Kimberly Kim, Hilo, Hawaii; Aimee Cho, Korea; TBD
Thursday (June 29), hole #10; Friday (June 30), hole #1
7:00 a.m. ' 12:30 p.m. -- Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Cartersville, Ga.; A-Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Nadina Light, Australia
7:11 a.m. ' 12:41 p.m. -- Nancy Scranton, Centralia, Ill.; Rachel Hetherington, Australia; Becky Morgan, Wales
7:22 a.m. ' 12:52 p.m. -- Meg Mallon, Ocean Ridge, Fla.; Hilary Lunke, Edina, Minn.; A-Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz.
7:33 a.m. ' 1:03 p.m. -- Christina Kim, San Jose, Calif.; Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif.; Se Ri Pak, Korea
7:44 a.m. ' 1:14 p.m. -- Mi Hyun Kim, Korea; Juli Inkster, Los Altos, Calif.; Pat Hurst, Scottsdale, Ariz.
7:55 a.m. ' 1:25 p.m. -- Karen Stupples, England; Heather Young, Fort Worth, Texas; Aree Song, Korea
8:06 a.m. ' 1:36 p.m. -- Young Jo, Korea; Jill McGill, San Diego, Calif.; Iben Tinning, Denmark
8:17 a.m. ' 1:47 p.m. -- Stacy Prammanasudh, Enid, Okla.; Sung Ah Yim, Korea; Brittany Lincicome, Seminole, Fla.
8:28 a.m. ' 1:58 p.m. -- Nicole Perrot, Chile; Beth Bauer, Tampa, Fla.; Kim Saiki, Tempe, Ariz.
8:39 a.m. ' 2:09 p.m. -- Karine Icher, France; Gloria Heejung Park, Korea; Brandie Burton, San Bernardino, Calif.
8:50 a.m. ' 2:20 p.m. -- Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif.; A-Jennie Arseneault, Grinnell, Iowa; Hana Kim, Los Angeles, Calif.
9:01 a.m. ' 2:31 p.m. -- Diana Luna, Italy; A-Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif.; Charlotte Mayorkas, Las Vegas, Nev.
9:12 a.m. ' 2:42 p.m. -- Kim Welch, Sacramento, Calif.; A-Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla.; A-Sandra Gal, Germany
Thursday (June 29), hole #1; Friday (June 30), hole #10
12:30 p.m. ' 7:00 a.m. -- Allison Hanna, Portland, Ore.; A-Esther Choe, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Candy Hannemann, Brazil
12:41 p.m. ' 7:11 a.m. -- A-Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla.; Elizabeth Janangelo, West Hartford, Conn.; Sarah Huarte, Shingle Springs, Calif.
12:52 p.m. ' 7:22 a.m. -- Tracy Hanson, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; Candie Kung, Chinese Taipei; A-Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei
1:03 p.m. ' 7:33 a.m. -- Angela Stanford, Saginaw, Texas; Young Kim, Korea; Liselotte Neumann, Sweden
1:14 p.m. ' 7:44 a.m. -- Birdie Kim, Korea; Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla.; Jeong Jang, Korea
1:25 p.m. ' 7:55 a.m. -- Natalie Gulbis, Sacramento, Calif.; Annika Sorenstam, Sweden; Ai Miyazato, Japan
1:36 p.m. ' 8:06 a.m. -- Minea Blomqvist, Finland; Becky Iverson, Gladstone, Mich.; Kris Tschetter, Sioux Falls, S.D.
1:47 p.m. ' 8:17 a.m. -- Seon-Hwa Lee, Korea; Julieta Granada, Paraguay; Helen Alfredsson, Sweden
1:58 p.m. ' 8:28 a.m. -- Shani Waugh, Australia; May Wood, Windermere, Fla.; A-Maria Jose Uribe, Colombia
2:09 p.m. ' 8:39 a.m. -- Siew-Ai Lim, Malaysia; Carin Koch, Sweden; Beth Bader, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
2:20 p.m. ' 8:50 a.m. -- Yu Ping Lin, Chinese Taipei; A-Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Dawn Coe-Jones, Canada
2:31 p.m. ' 9:01 a.m. -- Randi Gauthier, Sugar Land, Texas; A-Ayaka Kaneko, Honolulu, Hawaii; Kristina Tucker, Sweden
2:42 p.m. ' 9:12 a.m. -- Dana Dormann, Pleasanton, Calif.; Beth Allen, San Diego, Calif.; A-Stacey Kim, Columbus, Ga.
Thursday (June 29), hole #10; Friday (June 30), hole #1
12:30 p.m. ' 7:00 a.m. -- A-Charlotte Campbell, Heathrow, Fla.; Teresa Lu, Chinese Taipei; Angela Jerman, Columbus, Ga.
12:41 p.m. ' 7:11 a.m. -- Il-Mi Chung, Korea; Veronica Zorzi, Italy; Sherri Turner, Greenville, S.C.
12:52 p.m. ' 7:22 a.m. -- Lindsey Wright, Australia; Sarah Lee, Korea; Michele Redman, Plymouth, Minn.
1:03 p.m. ' 7:33 a.m. -- Karrie Webb, Australia; Lorena Ochoa, Mexico; Hee-Won Han, Korea
1:14 p.m. ' 7:44 a.m. -- Sophie Gustafson, Sweden; Shi Hyun Ahn, Korea; Cristie Kerr, Miami, Fla.
1:25 p.m. ' 7:55 a.m. -- Tina Barrett, Manhasset, N.Y.; Marisa Baena, Colombia; Yuri Fudoh, Japan
1:36 p.m. ' 8:06 a.m. -- Rosie Jones, Atlanta, Ga.; A-Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark.; Jennifer Rosales, Philippines
1:47 p.m. ' 8:17 a.m. -- Lorie Kane, Canada; Kelly Robbins, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Mhairi McKay, Scotland
1:58 p.m. ' 8:28 a.m. -- Soo-Yun Kang, Korea; Jamie Hullett, Mesquite, Texas; Laura Davies, England
2:09 p.m. ' 8:39 a.m. -- Karin Sjodin, Sweden; Lynnette Brooky, New Zealand; A-Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash.
2:20 p.m. ' 8:50 a.m. -- Sarah-Jane Kenyon, Australia; A-Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii; Kristen Samp, Lawrence, Kan.
2:31 p.m. ' 9:01 a.m. -- Wendy Modic, New Canaan, Conn.; A-Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif.; Jen Hanna, Greenville, S.C.
2:42 p.m. ' 9:12 a.m. -- Michelle Murphy, Milwaukie, Ore.; A-Lauren Espinosa, Hickory Creek, Texas; Denise Munzlinger, Columbia, Mo.
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