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Wie well back in Dubai after opening-round 73

December 15, 2011
The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Honolulu's Michelle Wie shot a 1-over 73 in the first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday, leaving her seven shots off the lead.

Wie, looking for her first win of the year, was tied for 54th in the 108-player field. She missed several birdie chances, including on the ninth - her final hole of the day.

"Frustrating," Wie said. "It was one of those days where nothing went in and nothing went my way. It was pretty frustrating that I was 1-over par. I have tomorrow and my game is feeling pretty good. So I just have to go out there and score."

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Michelle Wie tees off on the second hole during the Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday.
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Lotta Wahlin made seven birdies for a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead over Becky Brewerton.

The 28-year-old Wahlin, whose career was disrupted in 2009 when she was diagnosed with skin cancer, made a 26-foot birdie putt on the 18th for the lead. She had just one bogey.



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