Wie eight off the pace

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Michelle Wie struggled to a one-over 73 Friday to fall eight strokes off the pace after three rounds of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Wie finished 54 holes at Emirates Golf Club at even-par 216.

England's Melissa Reid posted a four-under 68 to grab a share of the lead at eight-under-par 208. She was joined there by Iben Tinning, who shot 69 in round three.

Second-round leader Lydia Hall managed an even-par 72 to fall into a tie for third place. Anna Nordqvist carded a one-under 71 to join Hall at minus-seven.

Wie, who is battling a back injury, had a steady front nine with eight pars and a birdie on the par-five third. She bogeyed Nos. 10 and 13, both of which were par-fives, to fall to even-par.

She fought back with birdies on 15 and 16. However, Wie stumbled to a double- bogey on the par-five 18th to close out her round.

Reid carded three birdies in a four-hole span from the fourth. She dropped a shot on the ninth, but closed with back-to-back birdies from the 17th to grab a piece of the lead.

Tinning had two birdies and a bogey on the front nine. Around the turn, she posted two more birdies to get to minus-eight.

Christina Kim and Alexis Thompson are also in the field this week. Kim mixed three birdies and three bogeys in her round of 72. She is tied for fifth at three-under-par 213. The 15-year-old Thompson also shot 72 and is tied for 29th at three-over-par 219.

The two players -- Lee-Ann Pace and Laura Davies -- battling for the top spot on the Ladies European Tour money list are tied with Thompson at plus-three. Pace, the money leader, stumbled to a two-over 74, while Davies managed a one-over 71.


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