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Wie nails Canadian Open crown for second victory

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Michelle Wie closed with a 2-under 70 Sunday for a three-shot win at the Canadian Women’s Open, her second career victory on the LPGA Tour.

Wie, who was 12 under for the tournament, earned the winner’s check of $337,500 in the $2.25-million event at the St. Charles Country Club – the LPGA’s only stop in Canada.

Wie had five birdies, including on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes.

“I made a lot of crucial putts today,” said Wie, who at 10 years old was the youngest player to qualify for the US Amateur Championship.

Jennifer Rosales failed to come up with a follow-up to her two-under 70 in the third round as she wavered with a 74 to finish in joint 40th at 291.

Rosales, who had 73 and 74 in the first two rounds, totaled 291 and took home $9,158.

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Jiyai Shin of South Korea shot a 73 and tied for second with Kristy McPherson (66), defending champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway (69) and South Korea’s Jee Lee Young (69).

Wie led wire-to-wire after an opening 65 and was tied with Shin for the lead entering the final round at 10 under.

“My shot was really good, but my putting was so bad,” said Shin, who has four victories since joining the LPGA Tour last season.

“I (had) lots of chances for birdies, but I couldn’t make it just a couple times.”

Ai Miyazato (69) of Japan, the No. 1-ranked player heading into the Open, finished tied for 15th, while No. 2 Cristie Kerr (69) tied for eighth.

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