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Wie Sets A Standard In Women's Open At Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson each shot 68 and are the only players still under par going into the weekend at the U.S. Women's Open.

For all the interest in the men and women playing Pinehurst No. 2 in consecutive weeks, this major is starting to look more like the first one on the LPGA Tour. Thompson soundly beat Wie in the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

For now, Wie has the upper hand. She made only one bogey and finished with two birdies to get to 4-under 136. That gave her a three-shot lead over Thompson, who used her strength to get out of the sandy areas and had three straight birdies late in her round.

But there's still a long way to go. Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 player in women's golf, had a 73 and was among those at even par.


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