Wie wins first title on US soil

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Michelle Wie carded a five-under-par 67 in the final round of the Lotte Championship, which was enough to hand the Hawaiian her first LPGA win since 2010.

Starting the final round four shots behind overnight leader Angela Stanford, but the American’s final round 73 saw her drop down to 12-under-par, two shots behind Wie.

“It feels good,” said 24-year-old Wie after winning her first-ever victory on American soil, having won the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico the Canadian Women’s Open in 2010 previously.

“This is a dream come true for me. I think I’ll have more confidence going forward.

“I was just being patient and having a blast.I had so much fun.”

The former teen prodigy has been in superb from this year, finishing in the top 10 on three occasions, including a second place at the Kraft Nabisko Championships.

“She’s been playing great,” admitted Stanford after the round.

“She’s having a great year, so it was bound to happen. I just happened to be the one that caught the buzz saw.”

The rest of the field was dominated by South Korean players, as Inbee Park (67) finished on 11-under-par in third place.

Her compatriot Hyo Joo Kim carded a 71 to finish on 10-under, while two more Koreans – Chella Choi (67) and So Yeon Ruu (69) ended on nine-under in a tie for fifth place.

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