GLADWYNE, Pa., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Thirteen-year-old golf sensation Michelle Wie lost Thursday in the opening round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur in Gladwyne, Pa.
Wie, who earned the second seed with a 36-hole total of two-under-par 140 in stroke play, lost, one-up, to 63rd seed Maru Martinez, a 19-year-old from Venezuela.
"Everything just didn't work," said Wie, a native of Honolulu who won the U.S. Women's Public Links in June. "(Putting), I don't know, I felt as if I hit it perfectly and read it perfectly, but it just didn't go in."
Wie, who will compete in a Canadian Tour event later this year, will play next week at the LPGA Tour's Jamie Farr Classic in Ohio.
Despite her age, Wie has been billed as the next big star in women's golf. She hits the ball 300 yards off the tee and already has appeared in a handful of professional events.
Martinez won despite a bizarre penalty.
She was 2-up after nine holes when she made a stop in the locker room, then accepted a ride in an electric cart to go from the clubhouse to the 10th tee and was hit with a one-stroke penalty.