Commentary - Four-year-old Sydney Serio gets her moment with Michelle Wie

Released on = June 8, 2007, 11:45 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Michelle Wie, LPGA Championship, David Leadbetter, B.J. Wie

Press Release Body = Chris Baldwin,
Senior Writer,
Golf Publisher Syndications

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - A long afternoon stretched into evening, as
Michelle Wie battled like she never battled before on a golf course.

That 17-year-old diva who thinks she\'s above everything transformed into a stubborn,
determined fringe player who only wants to get another round, another chance right
before our eyes. For at least one day.

When it was over, Wie just wanted to collapse into the plush leather seats of her
courtesy SUV. The clock read well after 8 p.m., darkness was rapidly approaching at
Bulle Rock and Wie\'s entourage of seven prepared to whisk her away from LPGA
Championship grounds.

Right past a small group of diehard fans who\'d largely waited five and a half hours
for this moment, through their dinners and their lives too. Including a
four-year-old local girl named Sydney Serio, brought here by her policeman father,
Scott Serio.

A little girl who was about to burst into tears, according to her dad, when Wie
wearily said, \"I\'m not signing.\"

That\'s when B.J. Wie stepped in and started motioning like one of those guys who
directs aircraft carrier F-16 landings, saying, \"Sign, sign, sign.\"

Michelle\'s dad was close again and to some that\'s supposed to be a bad thing, one of
the criticisms leveled by Wie\'s playing partner Alena Sharp after that disastrous,
shameful Ginn Tribute withdrawal.

Only this time, B.J. Wie stepped in and did some good.

Michelle Wie stopped and signed Thursday night, gave the fans the five minutes they
deserved. She left little Sydney Serio beaming and in possession of Wie\'s golf

\"That could have been ugly,\" Scott Serio said, walking away toward his car, as Wie
walked into her entourage bubble. \"I would have had a crying 4-year-old on my hand
who thought I was a bad dad because I couldn\'t get her a Michelle Wie writing

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