Wie five strokes back at Safeway Classic

Brian Villoria
Brian Villoria

By Brian Ojima bio | email

NORTH PLAINS, OREGON (KHNL) - Oahu native, Michelle Wie finishes with a 1-under par, 71 on Saturday at the Safeway Classic in Oregon.

Wie began the day four strokes back of the lead, and struggled on the front nine, after bogeying the 9th hole.

But Wie recovers on the back nine to give herself a fighting chance entering the final round on Sunday.

Anna Nordqvist finished the second round with a 3-under par, 69 and leads Ai Miyazato and Seon Hwa Lee by one stroke.

The 54-hole tournament ends on Sunday.