Michelle Wie gets 1st LPGA Tour win

November 16, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Entering the second from last tournament of the year, the big focus was who would win player of the year honors, between Shin Ji-yai and Lorena Ochoa. But Michelle Wie, stole the show, getting her first LPGA Tour win and perhaps a huge monkey off her back. Wie, who just turned 20 last month, finally broke through with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over Paula Creamer in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Wie finished off the victory in style, hitting a greenside bunker shot within a foot on the final hole to set up a birdie.

Wie turned professional with an enormous amount of hype and endorsements, and perhaps got ahead of herself. She played mens PGA Tour events when she was 14, and was criticized at the time for not focusing on winning a women’s event first.

Shin Ji-yai, had a round of 71 to tie for third, while host and world No. 1 Ochoa of Mexico closed out the tournament in a share of sixth place.  The 21-year-old Shin, who has already won the rookie of the year award, has a slim 156-148 point lead over Ochoa, who is seeking to become the season’s best golfer for the fourth straight year. The race will be decided at this season’s final event, the LPGA Tour Championship, in Houston next week.

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