Chad Campbell and Jim Furyk each shot 3-under-par 67 yesterday and were tied for the lead at the
But as always, she kept it entertaining.
With a 5-foot putt on the 18th hole for her seventh birdie of the round, the 16-year-old finished with a 2-under 68 to match her record from two years ago as the lowest score by a woman competing on a male tour.
Even so, she was at 7-over 147 and missed the cut by four shots. And at the end of two days, all she could do was wish everyone else well on the weekend.
''Play well tomorrow," she told Camilo Villegas, the Colombian rookie who shot 64 to finish two shots off the lead.
Asked the reason for an 11-shot swing over two days -- she opened with a 79, her worst score on the PGA Tour -- the high school junior replied, ''I think I was possessed out there yesterday."
Wie's score was two shots better than last year, when she missed the cut by seven.
One person of note did make the cut, which was at 3-over 143.
David Duval, who made only one cut last year while dealing with injuries and the birth of his first child, coped with a back injury and birdied the last hole for a 68 to finish on the number.
David Toms had a 69 and was one shot behind the leaders.
Stuart Appleby switched islands, but that didn't seem to matter. Coming off his third straight victory at Kapalua, he scrambled to a 66 and was among those at 136, giving him a good chance going into the weekend.
Buick will not sponsor the Hartford area's annual PGA Tour event at TPC at River Highlands after this year, officials announced. The tournament, which had been known as the Greater Hartford Open before becoming the Buick Championship in 2004, also will move to a new date in the fall beginning in 2007.