OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) – Michelle Wie pretty much shot herself out of contention with an 11-over-par 82 in Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Women's Open. It was the 20-year-old golfer's worst round since an 84 at the Evian Masters in 2007.
Brittany Lang shot a 2-under 69 and leads amateur Kelli Shean and two Koreans, M.J. Hur and Amy Yang, after the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open outside Pittsburgh.
Mhairi McKay and Sakura Yokomine are next in the shed at even par.
Somebody forgot to remind Shean she's an amateur.
Shean, a University of Arkansas golfer playing in only her second major professional tournament, shot a 1-under 70 to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open.
On a steamy hot 94-degree day that found some of the sport's biggest names shooting in the 80s (including a +11 82 by Michelle Wie), Shean threatened to get into the 60s on one of golf's toughest courses until taking a bogey 6 on the par-5 No. 9, her finishing hole.
Christie Kerr, coming off her 12-shot victory at the LPGA Championship, was in contention at 1 over as her round neared completion. She led after 36 and 54 holes last year, only to lose to Eun-Hee Ji on the final day.
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