Saturday, July 16, 2005
Michelle Wie at US Am Public Links in Ohio
A Defeated Wie Puts Her Masters Dream on Hold - New York Times: " Michelle Wie's run at the men's United States Amateur Public Links championship came to an end... when she was beaten by Clay Ogden, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinals.
The golf world usually sets its sights exclusively on the British Open at this time of year. But Wie's play this week, and her pursuit of a spot in the Masters tournament next year, managed to transform a sleepy Ohio town into a center of attention among the news media and fans.
The 15-year-old from Honolulu was attempting to become the first woman to compete at Augusta National. Every Public Links champion since 1989 has been invited to the next year's Masters.
"Obviously I am very disappointed, but it is not the end of the world," Wie said.
Wie fell behind early as Ogden, who will be a junior at Brigham Young University this fall, birdied four of the first five holes."