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Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

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Michelle Wie

By Associated Press

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.

Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, sending the 24-year-old from Hawaii to her first major championship Sunday, a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Wie closed with an even-par 70 and covered her mouth with her hand before thrusting both arms in the air. Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/4Comments (0)

Wie finally proves she belongs on LPGA

Wie finally proves she belongs on LPGA

Photo provided by www.missmichellewie.com

By Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie has been playing LPGA Tour events since she was in the seventh grade, drawing the biggest galleries because of her youth and power, but earning little respect from players because of her preferential treatment.

In the 62 tournaments she has played over the last seven years, Wie received 53 exemptions or invitations.

The next time the 19-year-old from Hawaii tees it up, she can finally feel like she belongs.

Wie opened with three straight bogeys before settling down in blustery conditions Sunday for a 2-over 74, easily finishing among the top 20 players at the Q-school to become a card-carrying member of the LPGA Tour. Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

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