Wie struggles, misses LPGA Classic cut

Posted: June 03, 2012

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Michelle Wie will graduate from Stanford next weekend with a degree in communications, fulfilling a lifelong goal.

Her golf game is another story. The 22-year-old former phenom shot a 76 Saturday and, at 154, missed the 36-hole cut at the ShopRite LPGA Classic by 8 strokes. She carded three birdies, 11 bogeys, and two double bogeys over two days.

Wie has missed four straight cuts in stroke-play events. She has shot below par in just one round out of 16 she has played in 2012. She entered this event 91st on the LPGA money list and will drop.

Her putting has been a problem. She entered this event ranked 133d in both putt-per-round average and putts per green in regulation.

"I couldn't read any of these greens," she said in brief comments following Saturday's round. "I didn't putt them well. I had some loose shots. That's something I'll definitely have to train for next week."

It's been an interesting career for Wie, who competed in eight PGA Tour events as a teenager. She played in seven LPGA events at the age of 13 when she became the youngest winner of a USGA championship (U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links).

Stasi's happy weekend

With about 30 family members and friends following her on a gorgeous morning, Meghan Stasi had about as much fun as one can possibly have while shooting a 76.

Stasi, 34, formerly of Voorhees and now living in Oakland Park, Fla., carded four birdies but offset that with four 3-putt greens - the first coming from 10 feet at the first hole - in finishing at 151.

"I don't think my eyes were open yet," quipped Stasi, who teed off at 7:25 a.m.

"I was happy with the way I hit the ball, but it was tough out there. I was striking the ball fine. I missed two greens from about 85 yards and that hurt. Other than that, I'm not 'happy-happy' but I'm happy, if that makes any sense."

Stasi, who competed as Meghan Bolger before her 2009 marriage, enjoyed watching one of her playing partners, Jennifer Johnson, shoot a 63, the low round of the tournament.

"It was unbelievable, I got to watch an incredible round," she said. "This is what they do for a living, and of course you want them to make it.

"Jennifer and Cindy [Lacrosse] were great to play with, very nice to me. It was a great experience. I was very fortunate to be here. For that, I've got to thank ShopRite and the LPGA for allowing me to be here."

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