16 year old golf prodigy Michelle Wie is the pride of Hawaii. While the rest of the world is just getting to know Michelle Wie, Hawaii has known and loved her for years.
In 2002, at age 12, set the LPGA record for youngest player to qualify for an LPGA tournamentwhen she shot an 83 to qualify for the LPGA Takefuji Classic. In 2000, at age 10, became the youngest player to qualify in the USGA amateur tournaments at the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship
In January, 2003 Wie attempted to qualify for the Sony Open (PGA Tour)
In January 2005 at the Sony Open she missed the cut and a chance to stay for the weekend by one stroke. In February, tied for 43rd in the Hawaii Pearl Open, a pro event featuring players from the Japan Tour, where she was the only female. In March, she tied for fourth in the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship where she was one of only three females. Tied for ninth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Tied for 33rd at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez. In June, she became the youngest champion (13 years old) in the 108-year history of United States Golf Association adult championships when she won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.