Michelle Wie wins US Women’s Open by 2 shots

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Pinehurst, NC, United States (4E Sports) – Michelle Wie carded an even-par 70 in the final round of the US Women’s Open to win her first major title by two strokes Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2.

Wie, who bagged her fourth LPGA title, recovered from a double-bogey on 16th with a birdie on the 17th and par on the final hole to finish at 2-under-par 278, two strokes ahead of world No. 1 Stacy Lewis.

“There are moments of doubt in there but I had so many people surrounding me. They never lost faith in me, that’s what kind of pushed me forward,” said the 24-year-old Wie, who became the first American in four years to win the event.

Lewis fired a 4-under-par 66 in the final round to finish even-par 280 while Stephanie Meadow placed third at 1-over 281, three strokes behind Wie.

Amy Yang, who shared the third-round lead with Wie, shot a final-round 4-over 74 to drop to fourth place.

She fell to plus-2 for the championship, and she took fourth place by herself, four strokes behind the winner.

Meena Lee and 2011 champion So Yeon Ryu fininished in a tie for fifth at 3-over 283 while Lexi Thompson, Sakura Yokomine and Pornanong Phatlum all closed with 71 to share seventh at plus-4.

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