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Wie struggles in Europe

Michelle Wie hooked her tee shots, played erratically out of bunkers and unraveled on the par-3s in the first round of the European Masters in Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland and is facing another missed cut playing against men.

Wie shot a 7-over 78 in her 10th tournament against men -- where she has made the cut only once -- and her first on the European tour.

``The par-3s ate me alive today," the 16-year-old from Hawaii said. ``I didn't have any feel for the game."

Wie was tied for 146th on the Alpine layout, with only five players shooting a poorer score.

Wie was 12 shots behind leaders Anthony Wall, Robert Coles and David Carter, who shot 66. Defending champion Sergio Garcia, who has a summer home near the course, shot a 68 to contend in a relatively weak field.

Wie had a double bogey, seven bogeys and two birdies. She parred the first of the par-3s, then dropped five strokes at the other four, including a double bogey at the 176-yard No. 8. That came after her first birdie of the day on a 28-foot downhill putt at No. 7.

PGA -- Jim Furyk and Justin Rose took advantage of perfect scoring conditions in the first round of the Canadian Open at Ancaster, Ontario.

They shot the lowest rounds ever in professional play on the 90-year-old Hamilton Golf and Country Club course, 7-under 63s that left them a stroke ahead of Brandt Jobe, Nathan Green and Frank Lickliter II on the rain-softened layout.

``I shot a low number, but I was obviously aided by the weather and the conditions," said Furyk, two weeks away from his fifth straight US Ryder Cup appearance.

Furyk, second on the PGA Tour money list and No. 3 in the world rankings, holed a 9-iron from 120 yards for eagle on the 379-yard 12th -- his third hole of the day -- and added five birdies in his bogey-free round.

Rose, coming off a fourth-place tie Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship, had six birdies and a bogey in a front-nine 30 and made two more birdies on the back nine, the last a 1-footer after a 30-yard chip on the par-5 17th.

Cape Cod Senior Open -- Jim Sheerin, the head pro at Abenaqui CC in Rye, N.H., ran away with the title at Hyannis GC, closing with an even-par 71 to get in at 139. John Crook, an amateur from Cape Cod National CC, shot 76--145 to finish in a tie for second with John Gentile (76) of Goshen, N.Y., and Jim King (75) of Leo J. Martin GC in Weston.

New England Pro Golf Tour -- Michael Harris pushed into a three-shot lead through two rounds of the Captains Open at Captains GC in Brewster. The former University of Michigan standout posted a 5-under 67 on the Starboard Course to get to 12-under 132, comfortably ahead of two who sit at 9 under: Tele Wightman of Chicopee (66) and Jeff Gallagher (68) of Henderson, Nev. Kevin Silva of New Bedford, the first-round leader with a 64, shot 72--138 and is tied for fourth headed into today's final round.

New England PGA -- Brian Spitz of Black Rock CC in Hingham shot 3-under 69 to wipe out a three-shot deficit and storm to a four-stroke win in the Assistants Championship at Red Tail GC in Devens. Spitz finished at 4-under 140, while Troy Pare of Wannamoisett CC in Rumford, R.I., closed 70--140 to take second. First-round leader Brian Owens of North Kingstown Muni in Rhode Island shot 79--147 and fell into a share of sixth.

Sr. Women's Amateur -- Mary Gale's 75 at Hyannisport GC led six qualifiers for next month's US Senior Amateur.

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