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Wie, 13, Gets Invitation to Nabisco

February 06, 2003|From Associated Press

Michelle Wie, 13, received an invitation Wednesday from the Kraft Nabisco Championship to play in the LPGA Tour's first major.

The Nabisco will be played March 27-30 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.

Three years ago, twins Aree and Naree Wongluekiet played the Nabisco at 13, and Aree tied for 10th while playing in the final group Sunday.

Wie, who is from Hawaii, played in three LPGA Tour events last year and missed the cut each time.

Last month, she impressed PGA Tour pros when she tried to qualify for the Sony Open. Playing the back tees at Pearl Country Club, she shot a one-over-par 73 and tied for 47th against 96 men.

"There's a lot of guys who got kicked around by a 13-year-old girl," said Andy Miller, who won the qualifier with a 65.

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