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Michelle Wie West shoots 79 in the opening round of the final LPGA tournament

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Michelle Wie West’s competitive golfing career could be over as soon as tomorrow after the Punahou alumna shot a 7-over 79 in today’s opening round of the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.

Wie West, who announced this would be her final LPGA tournament, began her round on the back nine and made triple bogey on the par-5 18th hole. She finished with four bogeys and did not make a birdie.

Only four golfers, including Annika Sorenstam at 8 over, shot worse than Wie West in the morning wave. World no. 1 Jin Young Ko also shot a 79.

Wie West, who won five times on the LPGA Tour, including the 2014 US Women’s Open, has not played a full LPGA schedule since 2018.

She is one of four Hawaii high school graduates playing in this week’s major tournament.

Allisen Corpuz (Punahou, USC) opened with a 3-under-69 and is one shot behind co-leaders Hyo Joo Kim and Xiyu Lin. Corpuz is tied for third following a round with four birdies, a bogey and 13 pars.

Corpuz tied for 15th on June 22 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She has two top-five finishes this season.

Marissa Chow (‘Iolani, Pepperdine) is 7 over with three birdies, four bogeys and three double bogeys. Allysha Mae Mateo (Maryknoll, BYU) opened with a 10-over 82. Mateo had a birdie, seven bogeys and two double bogeys.