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Wie misses cut at Boise

Teen says she wants another shot at the guys

Thirteen-year-old Michelle Wie, chipping onto the 16th green, missed Friday's cut at the Boise Open, a men's Nationwide Tour event.
Thirteen-year-old Michelle Wie, chipping onto the 16th green, missed Friday's cut at the Boise Open, a men's Nationwide Tour event.
Matt Cilley, Associated Press

BOISE — Michelle Wie wants another shot at playing with the boys.

The 13-year-old missed the cut for a second time in a men's tournament this season, but said she would be ready to try again after a little more practice.

"I think I'll make the cut next time," Wie said.

Wie sounded as determined as she was confident after shooting a 5-over 76 on Friday in the second round of the Boise Open.

Her 36-hole total was 12-over 154, and despite trailing almost the entire field at the Nationwide Tour event, she did have a strong finish.

"I had a lot of fun this week, even though I didn't play as well as I wanted to," said Wie, who had a two-stroke improvement over Thursday's opening round.

Wie, who missed the cut in a Canadian Tour event last month, said she'd like another shot at playing in a men's tournament. She also said she'd accept another sponsor's exemption to play in Boise next fall.

Wie joins Annika Sorenstam and Suzy Whaley as females to compete in PGA-sanctioned men's tournaments this season. Both Sorenstam and Whaley also missed the cut.

Next month, LPGA veteran Jan Stephenson is scheduled to compete on a Champions Tour event.

SAS CHAMPIONSHIP: At Cary, N.C., D.A. Weibring shook off flu-like symptoms and fatigue down the stretch Friday to birdie his final three holes in a 7-under 65 that gave him a share of the first-round lead.

Weibring, playing in his 10th Champions Tour event since turning 50 in May, was tied with Jim Ahern, who won the Music City Championship in early June.

Ahern made the turn at 3 under, but put together a solid final nine holes for his 65 — his best score since a 63 in the second round of the tournament he won.

Jose Maria Canizares was one shot back at 66.

Bruce Fleisher, who has won four Champions Tour events in the state since 1999, shot a 67 and was tied with Wadkins for fourth, two shots behind the leaders.

84 LUMBER CLASSIC: At Farmington, Pa., the second round was postponed Friday because of rain from Hurricane Isabel, leaving 144 golfers uncertain of how many days — or holes — the tournament will last.

Gavin Coles and Donnie Hammond were at 7-under 65, one stroke ahead of Brent Schwarzrock, Grant Waite and Michael Clark II.

Tour officials said they won't decide on the classic's final schedule until late Saturday or early Sunday. The golfers will play 18 holes Saturday, then officials will decide how many holes to play Sunday and possibly Monday, PGA Tour tournament director Slugger White said. The tournament is the 23rd of 40 tour events to be delayed by bad weather this year.

GERMAN MASTERS: At Pulheim, Germany, Ian Poulter of England shot a 9-under-63 Friday for a one-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain after two rounds at the German Open.

Poulter, bidding for his sixth title in four years on the European tour, was at 16-under 128. He pulled into the lead when a double bogey by Fredrik Jacobson on the 16th hole wiped out the Swede's one-stroke lead.

Angel Jimenez shot a 62 and was at 129. At 130 were Spain's Carlos Rodiles (65) and England's Miles Tunnicliff (62). Joining Jacobson at 131 were Anders Hansen of Denmark (62), K.J. Choi of South Korea (68) and Gary Orr of Scotland (66).

Bernhard Langer, the tournament's host, was among those missing the cut.