Wie wins her first LPGA major championship

Published On: Aug 06 2014 02:58:09 AM HST   Updated On: Jun 23 2014 06:57:29 AM HST

Hawaii's Michelle Wie, 24, took home her first LPGA major championship after taking first place in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open in Pinehurst, N.C. Sunday.

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Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole.

She closed with an even-par 70 for a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 player in the women's golf who made Wie work for it by making eight birdies in a round of 66.

At the end of Round 3, she was tied for the lead with a 2-under-par tournament score with Amy Yang.

On Sunday, she got into some early trouble with a bogey on the first hole.

That was erased when she got an eagle on the 10th hole.

Amy Yang from South Korea did not fare as well in the fourth round.  She had three bogeys and a double bogey on the front nine.

Lewis had a great Sunday with a 4-under-par 66 but ultimately fell short.

Wie has been one of the biggest names in women's golf since she was 13 and played in the final group of a major.  She now has four LPGA victories and leads the tour's money list.

This is Wie's first LPGA major victory and 2014 is the first year she won two LPGA tournaments.  In April, she won the LOTTE Championship on Oahu, her first LPGA victory on U.S. soil.

In 2010, she won the CN Canadian Women's Open.  In 2009, her first LPGA victory was at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.


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