GALLOWAY, N.J. - Michelle Wie might have been one of the most consistent players Saturday in the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, as illustrated by the fact that she recorded pars on each of the last 14 holes she played at the Stockton Seaview Golf Club.
However, because she opened with a 74, Wie needed a lower number than the 72 she posted, a score that left her 1 stroke higher than the cut of 3-over 145.
Wie, who called it a "very mediocre round," conceded that the bursitis in her left hip, which forced her to withdraw from the Kingsmill Classic two weeks ago, was bothering her.
"It was a little bit more sore than I expected," said Wie, who in six weeks will defend her U.S. Women's Open Championship at Lancaster Country Club.
"It's frustrating. I can tolerate the pain. It just doesn't do what it's supposed to do. I think it's better, but it's not. It's tough to be patient and stick with my game plan with my hip and whatnot."
Wie also said she was considering withdrawing from next week's Manulife LPGA Classic in Canada to rest her hip and prepare herself for the following week's KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the season's second major.
The Princeton graduate
Rookie Kelly Shon, one of five players tied for third behind 36-hole leader Morgan Pressel, is a two-time Ivy League player of the year who, according to the LPGA, is the first Princeton graduate to own a tour card.
Shon fired a 68 on Saturday with both of Princeton's golf coaches - Will Green (men) and Erika DeSanty (women) - in the gallery. She also had some college friends watch her play on Friday before they returned to Princeton for a reunion.
"A lot of my friends are having fun there, but actually a big group of friends came out [Friday] to cheer me on," she said.
Shon made a pair of clutch putts - a 15-foot par save and a 20-foot birdie - to stay in contention, and will be in the final grouping Sunday with Pressel and Anna Nordqvist.
Henderson narrowly in
After leading the field in Friday's opening round with eight birdies, 17-year-old Brooke Henderson didn't have a single birdie on her card in Round 2, and she barely qualified for Sunday's finale after a 77 left her on the cut line at 145.
Henderson, who is trying to win as much money as she can in limited LPGA Tour appearances to earn a 2016 card without having to go to the qualifying tournament, opened with a double bogey and added four bogeys after that. She bogeyed two of Seaview's three par-5s - the ninth and the 18th.
- Joe Juliano