Wie returns to Corning Classic, Wilson shoots 68

Honolulu’s Michelle Wie bogeyed her first hole but saved her score with a birdie on the second and carded in a steady 1-under 70 yesterday in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, in Ohio.

She was even almost all through her front nine and heading into the final hole. A last-effort birdie putt put her on the leaderboard among the long list who shot 70.

Wie, who last played this tournament when she was 13 years old, received a sponsor’s exemption to play this year.

Four days after tying for third at the At&T National, Kane‘ohe’s Dean Wilson turned in a scattered scorecard for Round 1 of the John Deere Classic in Illinois. Wilson shot 3-under 68, which included back-to-back birdies on the holes 10 and 11, and 17 and 18. Wilson sits tied for 29 with Mark Calcavecchia and Shigeki Maruyama, four shots off leaders Ken Duke and Charlie Wi.

Parker McLachlin, also at the John Deere Classic, ended yesterday’s round with a bogey that put him at 1-over 72.

He currently sits eight shots off the lead.

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