Wie does it, wins her first major at the U.S. Women’s Open

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Here’s a hole-by-hole update of the Hawaii-born golfer’s pursuit for her first major tournament win:

Hole 10, par 5: After holding a slim one-stroke lead over a charging Stacy Lewis on the back nine, Wie hits a crucial putt for eagle to go four-up on Lewis and 3-under par for the championship.

Hole 11, par 4: Wie pars the hole, four-stroke lead over now-second place Amy Yang.

Hole 12, par 4: Wie pars the hole, four-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis, who bounced back with a birdie on the 17th.

Prior to Sunday, Wie led after 54 holes at a U.S. Women’s Open twice, in 2005 and 2006. She posted final round scores of 82 and 73, respectively. So far, she’s one-under for her round with six holes to play, and holds a three-stroke lead.

Hole 13, par 4: Wie hits a critical par shot, now with a three-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis, who birdied the last four holes to go four-under par for the round, and even par for the tournament.

Hole 14, par 4: Wie pars the hole, retains the three-stroke lead. She got relief from left of the 14th due to a sprinkler being in her line of play.

Hole 15, par 3: Wie misses birdie attempt, pars the hole.

Hole 16, par 4: Wie takes a penalty stroke after her bunker shot is buried in some tall grass, and double bogeys the hole, leaving her one-under par for the round, and now only a one-stroke lead over Lewis.

Hole 17, par 3: Big comeback as Wie hits long birdie putt to put her at two-under for the round and a two-stroke lead over Lewis going into the final hole of the tournament.

Hole 18, par 4: Wie pars final hole to win the U.S. Women’s Open. She is the first American golfer to win the tournament in five years.

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