Michelle Wie stung by bee in LPGA Tour opener in Bahamas
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Michelle Wie was stung by a bee Thursday in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, and second-ranked Inbee Park withdrew because of back pain after the second-worst round of her LPGA Tour career.
Wie was stung on the hand on the 16th hole, her seventh of the day at the Ocean Club. She had three bogeys on her back nine and finished with a 3-over 76 to fall eight strokes behind leaders Paula Creamer, Charley Hull, Alison Lee, Ashlan Ramsey, Catriona Matthew, Mika Miyazato and Haru Nomura.
Park shot an 80, playing her final four holes in 5 over with a double bogey on the par-5 15th and three bogeys. She will sit out the Coates Golf Championship next week in Florida.
Jennifer Johnson and Min Seo Kwak were a stroke back at 69.