"I didn't see it go in," Wright said. "I just heard the screaming."
Wright took a share of the lead with a birdie on the 10th, but fell back with a three-putt double bogey on the 15th.
Michelle Wie shot a 77 to finish 6 over, missing consecutive cuts for the first time since 2007. Opening-round leader Amy Yang dropped back into eighth with a 2-over 74 after starting with a 66.
Teenage rookie Jenny Shin finished 5 over, but the Los Angeles-area product won a Kia Optima with a hole-in-one on the 179-yard 17th.
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