“This time it’s actually good news”

Hmmm, maybe that Stanford education is starting to pay dividends.  Could it be that Michelle Wie is actually making the right decision?

To try to earn her 2009 LPGA Tour card, Wie has entered the first stage of tour qualifying next week at Mission Hills Country Club

Thomas Bonk over at the L.A. Times weighs in:

She should at least have a few good memories about the course because it’s where she played in the last group on Sunday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship . . . as an eighth-grader.

Note that even if Wie strikes out at Mission Hills, she can try again in Florida at the end of the month:

The top 30 players and ties [at Mission Hills] will advance to the LPGA final qualifying tournament December 3-7 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

They will be joined by the top 30 finishers from a second sectional tournament, to be played September 30-October 3 at Plantation Golf and Country Club’s Bobcat and Panther Courses in Venice, Florida.

The final qualifying field will also include current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their priority standing and the 10 players finishing 6th through 15th on the 2008 Duramed FUTURES Tour season-ending money list.

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