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Michelle Wie leads U.S. Women's Open by three shots
Michelle Wie leads U.S. Women's Open by three shots

For all the interest in the men and women playing Pinehurst No. 2 in consecutive weeks, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson made the U.S. Women's Open more closely resemble the first LPGA Tour major of the year. Wie held it together with two key par putts and finished with back-to-back birdies for a two-under-par 68 and a three-shot lead at Pinehurst, N.C. Thompson powered her way out of the sand and weeds and ran off three straight birdies to match Wie for the lowest score Friday. They were the only players still under par going into the weekend, perhaps setting up a rematch from the first major of the year. Thompson soundly beat Wie in the final round at the Kraft Nabisco Championship....

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