www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Tigers move on to Elite Eight -11/23/2014, 7:43 PM

Tiger men pick up second win -11/23/2014, 7:43 PM

Tigers search for new coaches -11/23/2014, 7:43 PM

Phillipsburg drops a heartbreaker to end season -11/23/2014, 7:42 PM

KVA all-state volleyball teams -11/23/2014, 7:42 PM

Tiger women roll to second straight win -11/23/2014, 7:42 PM

Knights claim state title -11/22/2014, 4:09 PM

Tigers' Paraguay soccer connection -11/21/2014, 10:56 AM

One last go for Knights' seniors -11/21/2014, 5:00 PM

Phillipsburg one step away -11/21/2014, 10:47 AM

McPherson standout signs with FHSU -11/20/2014, 2:35 PM

Wildcats look to bounce back at Morgantown -11/20/2014, 10:29 AM

Tiger women roll to record win -11/20/2014, 10:20 AM

FHSU men pick up first win -11/20/2014, 10:20 AM

Cavs fumble chance to beat Spurs -11/20/2014, 10:20 AM

A's officially sign Butler -11/20/2014, 10:20 AM

Two Tigers named to MIAA vb team -11/19/2014, 11:13 AM

Jordy Nelson sets early tone for Packers' offense -11/19/2014, 10:05 AM

Kentucky blasts KU -11/19/2014, 10:05 AM

Defense leads Wildcat women -11/19/2014, 10:05 AM

K-State looks to run stronger -11/19/2014, 10:13 AM

No. 11 Wichita State rolls over Memphis -11/18/2014, 8:05 PM

Inman named MIAA Wrestlers of the Week -11/18/2014, 2:23 PM

Williams, Jordan among first-team all-MIAA selections for FHSU -11/18/2014, 11:16 AM

Bell, Steelers rally past Titans -11/18/2014, 10:11 AM

NFL suspends Peterson without pay -11/18/2014, 10:11 AM

'Cats knock off UMKC at Bramlage -11/18/2014, 10:10 AM

Calipari will simplify offense -11/18/2014, 10:10 AM

Hays High football earns WAC honors -11/18/2014, 10:10 AM

Wichita State defense works at protecting the basket -11/17/2014, 2:36 PM

K.C., Wichita to host NCAA's in future -11/17/2014, 2:08 PM

Harvick wins Chase -11/17/2014, 10:14 AM

FHSU women fall just short of rally -11/17/2014, 10:14 AM

Charles beats Seahawks' 'Beast' at own game -11/17/2014, 10:14 AM

Rams shock Manning, Broncos -11/17/2014, 10:14 AM

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's elusiveness, style earns Chiefs' respect -11/17/2014, 10:12 AM

It's basketball time in South Dakota for WSU -11/17/2014, 10:12 AM

Sports Scores

Tuesday

Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

Click To View All


myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Wie wins U.S. Open, first major championship

Published on -6/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

PINEHURST, N.C. (MCT) -- Michelle Wie is the U.S. Women's Open champion.

Sit back and let that sink in for a few seconds.

Wie no longer is the wonder girl who once wanted to play against the guys, the golf prodigy from Honolulu. She's no longer the 17-year-old who walked off the course in tears at the Women's Open seven years ago, her career in tatters, or one whose name always carried more magic than her golf game.

She's finally done it, won a big one, won a major championship. Let the toasts begin. Wie, at 24, has proven that she can handle the pressure, the heat, in the final round of the biggest tournament in women's golf.

For Wie, an even-par 70 Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2 gave her a 2-under 278 total and made her a two-shot winner over Stacy Lewis. Other than a double-bogey at the 16th hole late in the day, it was a rock-solid round, Wie at her best, on a course that first tested the best men's golfers in the world in the U.S. Open and then the best of women's golf a week later.

A birdie at the 17th hole, after the slip at the 16th, had Wie pumping her fist. All that was left was the 18th, and a par at the last finished it off.

Wie again was in tears at a Women's Open. Tears of joy this time.

Back-to-back Opens at No. 2 gave us a talented German champion in Martin Kaymer, who won by eight shots and was never pushed in the final round. And Wie's Open victory will be well-received, giving the United States an American champion.

Wie shared a four-shot lead with Amy Yang of South Korea after the third round, after letting a four-shot lead slip away on the back nine with some poor drives. But Wie quickly broke away from Yang on Sunday, bogeying the first hole but then stringing pars together.

An early test was at the par-4 fourth, where Wie bunkered her drive and caught the lip of the bunker with her second. But she put her third a few feet from the pin and calmly knocked in a sidehill 3-footer for par while Yang three-putted for bogey.

At the par-5 10th, Wie easily reached the green in two and drained the eagle putt, thrusting out a fist. She was 3-under par for the tournament, four shots head, and again in control.

But the world's top-ranked golfer suddenly was lurking. Lewis, not heard from since a first-round 67, was playing with Paula Creamer six groups ahead of Wie and Yang -- and making birdies.

Lang had eight birdies in all to go with four bogeys, going birdie-birdie at the 17th and 18th holes for a 66 that matched the low round of the Women's Open. She posted an even-par 280 total.

"It feels great to finish the way I did," Lewis said in an NBC interview after the round. "I knew I had to get out early and post a number and make Michelle earn it."

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos