Michelle Wie shot a final-round 70 to win the 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open at St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg. Finishing the week at 12-under-par 276, Wie held off a star-studded cast including defending champion Suzann Pettersen, Rolex Rankings No. 4 Jiyai Shin, Kristy McPherson and Jee Young Lee.
The victory is the second of the 20-year old’s LPGA career and the first of the 2010 LPGA season. Wie’s previous best finish in 2010 was a third at the Tres Marias Championship.
Wie entered Sunday’s final-round tied with Jiyai Shin at 10-under par. After recording a bogey at the par-four fourth, Wie took control of the tournament with consistent play and a confident demeanor on Sunday that was aided by three consecutive birdies on the back-nine. A birdie putt at 13 and a chip-in from a tough lie for birdie on 15 propelled her to the three-stroke win. Her two-under par round consisted of three bogeys and five birdies including her second chip-in of the tournament at the par-3 15th.
“It was fun out there today and the rest of the week playing with Cristie (Kerr) and Jiyai that past two days and she had an awesome round,” Wie said. “Definitely the hole-in-one helped a lot, I think, and it was a fun week overall.”
photos Janos Schmidt