On Saturday afternoon, Honolulu native Michelle Wie snapped a 79 start drought with an incredible homecoming.
Wie overcame a four-stroke deficit on Saturday, firing off a final round 67 to win the LPGA LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina.
Anglea Stanford came into Saturday with a four stroke lead, but Wie evaporated the advantage by the turn, tying Stanford at 12 under par on the 8th.
On the back nine, Wie took over. The 24-year-old carded 6 birdies with only a solo bogey on 18, giving Wie (-15) her first LPGA victory since August of 2010.
The win is not only Wie’s first LPGA win on Hawaiian soil, but also her first victory in the United States.
Wie has won three LPGA tournaments since joining the LPGA in 2009. Wie turned professional in 2005.
Wie has started 2014 making 6 cuts in 6 tournaments, finishing in the top 10 in three, and placing higher 16 in all of them. Wie finished in second place at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on April 6.
Wie is now ranked 13 in the world, and is at the top of the money rankings.