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Wie Captures First LPGA Tour Win – Lorena Ochoa Invitational

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Michelle Wie wins her first LPGA

It took 12 years, but Michelle Wie has finally captured her first LPGA tour victory.

The 20 year old from Honolulu got a little help from Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr in the final three holes of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Wie had opportunities to put the tournament away, but missed a birdie attempt on the 16th hole as her shot lipped out of the cup.  While Wie was missing her birdie at 16 her competition, Creamer and Kerr were making bogies to fall off the lead.

Wie played the final day tied with both Creamer and Kerr at different points.

Wie finished the day three under par and was 13 under for the four day tournament.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | golf | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wie Moves into Second at Lorena Ochoa Invitational – Day 2

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Hawaii's own Michelle Wie moves up leader board

Michelle Wie started the day at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Golf Tournament in 10th place, but moved up the leader board by firing a sizzling 66.

Wie, 20 years old and a graduate of Punahou High School, shot five birdies and an eagle to move  into a second place tie with Paula Creamer in day two of the four day tournament from Guadalajara, Mexico.

On the par three, 17th hole, Wie had a six foot putt to make par, but her shot sat on the lip of the cup to blemish her near perfect round.

On the 18th hole Wie hooked her ball into the sponsor’s tent and looked to be falling back further on the leader board.  On her third shot on the par 5, 18th, Wie dropped the ball to within five feet of the hole to finish the round with birdie.

Leader, Ji-yai Shin from South Korea, continued to lead after shooting a second round 66 and went  11 under taking  a three shot lead over Wie  and Creamer going into day three tomorrow.

November 13, 2009 Posted by | golf | , , , , | 3 Comments