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Tourney Leader Michelle Wie Aces Hole, My Talent For Sexual Innuendo Sorely Lacking

Um, uh, I got a hole-in-one for you right here, Michelle! (points at crotch)

Wait, that doesn’t work at all. In fact, that was a downright embarrassing attempt at sexual innuendo. What happened? What’s wrong with me?

Anyway, Michelle Wie’s hole-in-one on the 190-yard, par-3 11th propelled the talented young golfer to a seven-under 65 and into first place Thursday after the first round of the Canadian Women’s Open, which is conveniently played somewhere in Canada.

It was Wie’s second career hole-in-one, and while excited, she learned from her first career ace last year at the LPGA Championship last year not to go over-the-top with her celebration this time (via an AFP report):

“It got replayed one too many times,” Wie said. “So, just decided against it. I really wanted to, but I didn’t. But it was pretty crazy.”

Indeed it was. Wie was in control the entire round, although after her ace on 11, she bogeyed the next hole, but she closed out her round nicely, finishing with birdies on three of the last six holes, including holing out for a birdie on 17 from the bunker.

By the way, at the timing of this post, Wie is back on the course, one-over through three and retains a one-stroke lead over Karin Sjodin.

Video of her ace and a nifty little photo gallery of the leggy, gifted golfer follows.

Excellent shot, but what’s the deal with the lack of audio? It would have been nice to hear the gallery erupt in applause and hear Michelle’s reaction. I guess this simply reminds us of what it was like for people in the old days when they watched YouTube videos during the silent film era.

Ace lifts Wie to Canadian Women’s Open lead [AFP]