Michelle Wie wins her 3rd LPGA Tour event
Michelle Wie, playing in her home state of Hawaii, won the LPGA Lotte Championship — her third LPGA Tour victory and first since 2010.
The Associated Press
KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under-par 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA Lotte Championship.
Wie, 24, who grew up in Honolulu, finished at 14-under 274. She posted her third career victory on the LPGA Tour and the first since the 2010 Canadian Women’s Open.
Wie earned $255,000.
“The aloha that I felt from everyone was unbelievable,” she said.
Third-round leader Angela Stanford (73) was second at 12 under.
• Luke Donald shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh (68) after three rounds of the RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event at Harbour Town in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Donald was at 8-under 205.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (71) was tied for 12th place at 3 under.
• Miguel Angel Jimenez, in his first event on the 50-and-older Champions Tour, shot a 2-under 70 for a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer (68) entering the final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga. Seattle native Fred Couples (68) is at 7 under, two off the lead, and will play in Sunday’s final group.
“That’s about as good a pairing as you’re going to get,” Couples said. “I’m thrilled about that, to have a shot at winning.”
• Lee Westwood shot a 1-under 71 and leads Andy Sullivan (66) by one stroke after three rounds of the Malaysian Open. Westwood was at 14-under 202.