Michelle Wie Overcomes Dizzy Spells To Make Cut

One day after suffering some dizzy spells on her way to an opening round 75 at the Ana Inspiration, Michelle Wie rallied on Friday to make the cut of the season’s first major. 

Wie shot a 5-under 67 to go into the weekend tied for 36th place a 2-under par. Sung-Hyun Park and Pernilla Lindberg lead the event at the Dinah Shore Country Club at 12-under after 36 holes.

For Wie, it was a far cry from Thursday when she suffered dizzy spells and said that she saw multiple golf balls while trying to swing.

“I definitely saw one golf ball today, which was good,” Wie said. “I just sat down every chance I could. My caddie helped me a lot out there, just getting all the numbers. I asked him to read every putt for me because I just couldn’t see everything. But I’m excited to — I’m just going to go see the doctor right now and just rest for the afternoon. ” 

Wie said she still have sickness during the event, which her doctor told he could be an ear infection. She started out on 10 and had no bogeys and five birdies in the round. She started on 10 and finished strong with three birdies in her last four holes to make the cut. 

“I  think that’s the confidence kind of getting me through. Just knowing that I can,” Wie said.  “Like yesterday, even the score didn’t show it, on the back nine I felt really solid and I felt like I was playing really well. So I think I set myself up nicely for the weekend. I’m just excited to play the weekend, honestly and live to play another day.”

 

It didn’t look like there would be any weekend golf for Wie after Thursday’s opening round.

Wie started fast on Thursday with a birdie on her second hole of the day, but she went on to play her next four holes in 5-over par thanks to a bogey and par sandwiched by a pair of double bogeys, telling the Golf Channel she was dizzy.

“I think it’s just altitude sickness, from my height, maybe,” she joked. “No, I just sometimes get it from time to time. I don’t know. It just came about today. I was thinking maybe because it’s hot and whatnot. (The) back nine I felt a lot better.

“I’m hoping that I get a good night’s sleep tonight and make a lot of birdies.”

Teeing off on the 10th hole, Wie bounced back from her front-nine 40 to shoot 1-under par 35 on her back nine. She finished the day at 3-over par.

 

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