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Wie tied for fifth after opening round of Lotte Championship

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Since October of last year, Michelle Wie has never finished outside of the top 25.

She's coming off a second place finish in this season's first major and now the Punahou grad is aiming to cross off another career milestone-- win a tour event in her own backyard.

Wie fired a 2-under-70 to position herself in fifth place after the opening round of the Lotte Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club.

After starting off with a bogey, the 24-year-old settled in to reel off five birdies, four of which were on the front nine.

Wie is currently two strokes behind leader Hyo Joo Kim.

She tees off the second round Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m.

 

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