Michelle Wie takes the lead at the U.S. Open

North Carolina (HawaiiNewsNow) - - Round one of the U.S. Open was so nice Michelle Wie decided to repeat it.

The Punahou alum shot a 2-under par, 68 for the second straight day, giving her a three stroke lead heading into weekend play at Pinehurst.

Wie birdied three times Friday, two came on her final holes of the day (No. 8 and No. 9 after beginning the day on the back-9).

"I just played it safe today. I left myself a lot of 30-footers and 40-footers." Wie told ESPN.

"But that's kind of how you have to play this golf course. There's some tough holes out there, there's obviously some good birdie holes, a lot of forward tees. But yeah, it felt good to birdie the last two holes and I really can't complain."

Wie has never won a major tournament in her career but she is in the midst of redefining her game. This season Michelle has eight top-10 finishes including a win at the Lotte Championship; her second career victory.

Unfortunately, the weekend will not feature two of Hawaii's other U.S. Open contingents.

Iolani alum and current Pepperdine star Marissa Chow missed the cut after carding an 8-over par 80, she finished her 36-holes at 16-over par.

Roosevelt high school and University of Hawaii grad Xyra Suyetsugu also missed the cut after finishing at 38-over par. Her final round was an 83.