Michelle Wie woke up Monday hoping to make history by becoming the first female golfer to qualify for the men's U.S. Open. The teenager had a determined look during her morning round at Canoe Brook in Summit, N.J.
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Wie was strong off the tee on the South Course at Canoe Brook, hoping to keep up with the rest of the field, many of them current or former PGA Tour pros.
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U.S. Open qualifying generally draws only friends and family. But on Monday, golf fans came out in droves to watch Wie. In fact, Canoe Brook was forced to turn away fans.
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Wie had several chances at birdies during her morning round. But she failed to connect on several opportunities within 10 feet.
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Wie packs plenty of power in her clubs, and she's always working to find the right lines and angles for her shots.
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Wie and her caddie Greg Johnston hope to be playing at Winged Foot next week.
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While she hasn't yet tasted victory as a pro, Wie continues to push beyond the boundaries of what we normally expect from a teenaged golfer.
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