In a Wie bit of trouble

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:30 AM ET

It could be a short tournament for Michelle Wie.

Yesterday the 17-year-old phenom shot a four-over 75 at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in the first round of the CN Canadian Women's Open.

The round left Wie in a tie for 106th place, putting her in jeopardy of missing the cut following today's round.

"I'm obviously very disappointed by the score," Wie said. "I didn't feel like I shot that. I just had two bad holes. The other holes were pretty consistent. I missed a lot of birdie putts, but I guess I wasn't that focused.

"I'm going to have to come back (today), make some birdie putts, set the pace early and make a lot of birdies."

With the top 70 and ties making it to the weekend, Wie has her work cut out if she hopes to make the cut.

Yesterday Wie, who started on the back nine, ran into trouble on 12 with a double bogey. She birdied No. 1 to regain a stroke, but then a bogey on No. 3 and a double on No. 9 proved costly.

"I had a lot of birdie opportunities out there, but I made a couple of mistakes," Wie said. "But I was hitting my driver long and in the fairway. I definitely see myself being able to shoot a lot under par, so we'll have to make it happen (today)."

Wie will be in the opening group off the first tee this morning (7:10 a.m.) with playing partners Nancy Scranton and Katherine Hull. She'll have to go low and then wait to see if she makes the cut.

"I don't want to think about that right now," Wie said.

"I just want to think about hitting fairways, making a few more putts and not making too many mistakes."


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