Sunday, March 04, 2018

Michelle Wie grabs victory at  Women's World Championship

Michelle Wie ended a lengthy wait to add to her 2014 Women's US Open title
Michelle Wie holed a putt from just off the green on her final hole to win the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore by one shot today.
Wie captured her first LPGA tournament since the 2014 Women's US Open in thrilling fashion after four players went down the final hole with hopes of victory at Sentosa Golf Club.
The 28-year-old broke out a group sitting on 16 under thanks to her lengthy last-hole effort, but still had an anxious wait to find out if she would win the title as the final group came down the 18th.
Earlier, Jenny Shin held the outright lead when she teed off at the last, but her only bogey of the day would prove a costly one as she dropped into what turned out to be a four-way tie for second.
Shin was overtaken by Wie when she made her unexpected birdie at the 18th, but there were still more chances for rivals to tie the Hawaiian, with Nelly Korda and Danielle Kang within a shot in the final three-ball on course.
Kang and Korda both found the last green in regulation, with Korda only leaving herself an eight-foot putt to secure a place in a play-off alongside Wie.But, after watching Kang miss from long range, Korda was unable to convert for birdie, meaning the first prize went to Wie, who had completed her superb final round in 65
The missed birdie putts capped frustrating days for Kang and Korda, who were unable to convert a number of chances to add to the advantage they had taken into the final day.
Korda parred her last eight holes in a round of 71 and Kang had chances galore but failed to pick up a single shot in the last 14 holes of her two under 70.
Their playing partner Brooke Henderson finished with a birdie to card 68 and move into the tie for second, which also included Shin after her final round of 65.
Earlier on, South Korea's Sei Young Kim set a tournament record with a round of 62 to move into the top 10, and her round could have been even better but for a bogey at the last.



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