Wie ties for seventh with 2-over 74; Lewis is medalist with 3-under 69

Updated: December 8, 2008, 10:02 AM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Michelle Wie has been playing LPGA Tour events since she was in the seventh grade, drawing the biggest galleries because of her youth and power, but earning little respect from players because of her preferential treatment.

In the 62 tournaments she has played over the last seven years, Wie received 53 exemptions or invitations.

The next time the 19-year-old from Hawaii tees it up, she finally can feel like she belongs.

Wie opened with three straight ...

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