SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Michelle Wie finished the third round
of the State Farm Classic alone in second on Saturday - that is, if
she hadn't already been disqualified.
Wie failed to sign her scorecard after Friday's second round.
She showed up Saturday and shot 5-under 67 to finish alone in
second at 17 under, one stroke back of Yani Tseng. That's when Wie
learned of the LPGA's ruling.
The 18-year-old Wie, who appeared to have been crying, told
reporters she made a mistake.
"I don't know how it happened," she said.
Wie, who is playing a part-time schedule while attending
Stanford, was having by far her best tournament of the year. She
opened with a 5-under 67 and followed with rounds of 65 and 67 -
though the last two won't count.