Michelle Wie Off to Solid Start at Q-School, Opens With Three-Under 69

As they say in the golf world, you can't win a tournament in the first day but you can sure lose it.

Michelle Wie went with the conservative approach to the first day of LPGA Qualifying School, shooting a three-under 69 that included a birdie on her final hole. Wie is joined by 140 players that will play five rounds to decide who will advance to the LPGA with full status, partial status or no status at all.

The five-day qualifier will be played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International, with a 72-hole cut to the low-70 players and ties. Those players will then compete on Sunday on the Champions course for the final 18 holes of play.

If you make the cut, you're guaranteed some exemption into the LPGA, with the top-20 getting full exemptions. Wie is currently t-6 which obviously has her well above the cut line. Like I've said in the past, golf is all about your comfort level and it appears at Q-School, Wie is as comfortable as ever.

Anna Rawson, the other big name in the field who you might remember gave out her phone number, fired a 1-under 71, good enough for a t-18. Shiho Oyama is the clubhouse leader after an 8-under 64.

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