Wie wins Canadian Open
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 U.S. Amateur Championship.
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.
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.
Wie’s first career win came in November at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational during her rookie season.
Wie, 20, said she’s heading back to school at Stanford after the LPGA’s next event.
Langer wins by three
Bernhard Langer closed with a final-round 69 and won by three strokes over Nick Price at the Boeing Classic on in Snoqualmie, Wash.
Langer got his fifth Champions Tour win this season. His 18-under-par total matched Loren Roberts’ tournament record from last year.
Langer made consecutive birdies at Nos. 15 and 16 to stretch his lead to four strokes with just two to play at the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge to take a four-shot lead over Price.
Price (71) wasn’t able to find enough birdies on Sunday to keep up with the Charles Schwab Cup leader.
Last updated: 2:36 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012