Wie, Galdiano and Kaui struggle in rd 1 of U.S. Open

South Hampton, New York (HawaiiNewsNow) - The big Apple took a big bite out of the game of three Hawaii golfers in round one of the LPGA's U.S. Open.

Fifteen year old Mariel Galdiano made her second appearance at the LPGA Major, in 2011 she became the youngest to qualify for the event as a 12-year old, but she failed to find her stroke, carding 7-bogeys and a double-bogey on her way to an 8-over par 80.

Galdiano began her day on the 10th tee and finally found a birdie on the par-5, 8th hole, her second to last hole of the day.

LPGA-pro Michelle Wie also shot an 8-over par 80 in round one. Wie stumbled out of the blocks, bogeying three of her first four holes but appeared to recover when she birdied three of four to close out the front-9 with an even 35.

But, after the turn the Punahou alum quadruple-bogeyed on the par-4 10th, while sandwiching a double-bogey on 15 between a pair of bogeys on 14 and 16. Wie carded an 8-over, 45 on the back-nine alone.

The best turnout of the day went to Kapolei's Alexandra Kaui who shot a 6-over par 78. Kaui carded a pair of birdies but also added a pair of double-bogeys and four bogeys.

South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim is the leader after round one, carding a 6-under 66.