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Kamran Jebreili, Associated Press
England's Laura Davies plays a shot on dirt of the 9th hole during the second round of Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament on, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Michelle Wie climbed back into contention at the Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday, shooting a 5-under 67 to move within two shots of leader Sophie Gustafson with about half the field still on the course.

The 22-year-old American, looking for her first win of the year, bounced back from an opening 73 in which shaky putting led to three bogeys. On Thursday, Wie had a bogey-free round and sank several key birdie putts, including a 30-footer on No. 12. She had five birdies overall, including four on the back nine for a total of 140.

Gustafson was at 138 after shooting a 67.