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POSTED June 27, 2014 10:59 p.m.

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 in her first round since winning the U.S. Women’s Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship.

Wie played the back nine in 4-under 31 at Pinnacle Country Club.

Sharp, the Canadian ranked 234th in the world, had only 27 putts in her opening 65.

Mexico’s Alejandra Llaneza matched Wie with a bogey-free 66.

Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, who played at the nearby University of Arkansas, was 2 over after four holes before recovering to finish with a 70.

Ten players, including major champions So Yeon Ryu and Shanshan Feng, shot 67.

Senior Players
Championship

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bernhard Langer overpowered vulnerable Fox Chapel for the second straight day, shooting a 6-under 64 to take the lead in the Senior Players Championship.

The 56-year-old Langer, a two-time winner this season on the Champions Tour, was at 11-under 129 after 36 holes as he searches for his first victory at the Senior Players after five top-10 finishes.

Doug Garwood, tied for the first-round lead, and Bill Glasson were two strokes back. Garwood birdied two of the last three holes, and Glasson had a 64.

Joe Durant, also tied for the first-round lead, had a 68 to join Michael Allen (64), John Riegger (64) and Mark McNulty (66) at 8 under. Defending champion Kenny Perry moved into contention at 7 under with a 63.

BMW International Open

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Local favorite Martin Kaymer missed the cut in the BMW International Open in his first event since winning the U.S. Open, while England’s Danny Willett, Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal and Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo share the second-round lead.

Kaymer followed his opening 71 with a 73 to finish at even-par 144 at Gut Larchenhof. Kaymer is from Dusseldorf, about 20 miles from Jack Nicklaus-designed Gut Larchenhof. He’s the lone German champion in tournament history, winning in 2008 at Munich Eichenried.

Willett, the 2012 winner at Gut Laerchenhof, had a 68 to match Larrazabal (63), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (68) amnd Grillo (66) at 12 under. John Daly was tied for 29th at 7 under after a 67.

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