Apr 21, 2014

    Wie wins Lotte title


    AMERICAN Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title since 2010 on Saturday, firing a five-under 67 for a two-shot victory in the Lotte Championship.

    She had six birdies, and not even a three-putt bogey at the final hole at her home course, Ko Olina, could dim her joy at her third career LPGA crown.

    "I'm just so happy right now I can't think straight," said the 24-year-old American, who erased a four-shot deficit to win with a 14-under 274 total.

    "This is a dream come true for me," Wie said of winning on her home course. "I think I'll have more confidence going forward."

    Her other two LPGA titles were the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico and the Canadian Women's Open in 2010 - but she had never before won on US soil.

    She is projected to jump from 23rd to 13th in the women's world rankings.

    Fellow-American Angela Stanford (73) finished second on 276. World No. 1 Park In Bee of South Korea (67) was third on 277.