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Wie bogeys, misses cut by 1 at World Open

KOCHI, Japan— Distraught over poor play on the final two holes, Michelle Wie missed the cut by one stroke at the Casio World Open on Friday and promised to learn from her mistakes and keep playing in men's tournaments.

She bogeyed the final two holes for a 3-over 75, leaving her with a two-round total of 4-over 148 in the Japanese tour event.

With a par on No. 18 Wie could have made the cut.

"I was a bit nervous walking up the 18th fairway," she said. "I was just trying to play a good hole and make par, but it didn't work out that way."

The meltdown was reminiscent of the 16-year-old Hawaiian's finish at the John Deere Classic in July when she bogeyed two of her last four holes and missed the cut by two strokes.

No woman has made a PGA Tour cut since Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1945. No one even tried again until Annika Sorenstam at the 2003 Colonial, and only Suzy Whaley and Wie have played PGA Tour events since. Wie missed the cut by seven strokes at the Sony Open in January.

The Casio was Wie's first tournament since she was disqualified in her pro debut last month. She is only the second woman to play in a Japanese men's event — Sophie Gustafson missed the cut in the 2003 Casio tournament.

Wie was making her sixth start in a men's pro tournament. She failed to make the cut in three PGA Tour starts, a Nationwide Tour event and a Canadian Tour event.

The top 60 players in the $1.7 million event made the cut, which was 3-over 147. Four players, including first-round co-leader Toshimitsu Izawa, were tied for the lead at 138. Wie was tied with 11 others for 68th place.