Lydia Ko claims top 10 in Singapore

Australian Minjee Lee is tied for third after three rounds of the LPGA's Women's World Championship

Lydia Ko blew her chances of winning the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore after a double bogey on the 16th halted a run of five consecutive pars to knock the 20-year-old out of contention.

The victory was Wie's first since she claimed the 2014 US Open title, the American pumping her fist and galloping towards the green as her long-range putt dropped into the cup before she had an anxious wait for the final group to finish.

She's had her doubters over her unorthodox putting styles over the years but Michelle Wie had her 'put-that-in-yer-pipe-and-smoke-it moment as she holed a monster 40-footer on the 72nd hole to win the Women's World Championship in Singapore - her first victory since the 2014 US Open.

She had earlier just missed several birdie opportunities, but a victory was always unlikely, and the double bogey dropped her back into a share of tenth.

Starting the final round tied for ninth, Shin had an impressive round, making eight birdies and a bogey to finish the tournament at 16 under par along with three other golfers.

"'That was a Solheim fist pump, '" Wie, who quoted last week's LPGA Tour victor, Jessica Korda, said after drilling the 35-footer from the fringe for her first W since the 2014 U.S. Women's Open and punching the air with her clenched right hand.

Their playing partner Brooke Henderson finished with a birdie to card 68 and move into the tie for second, which also included Shin after her final round of 65.

"I'm just really proud of myself for pulling myself out of it", she said.

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Jenny Shin watches her chip shot during the final round.

Her sister Jessica won the LPGA event in Thailand last week. "I had some unfinished business here", Wie said.

Teeing off in the penultimate flight of the day, and four shots behind overnight leader Nelly Korda, the Hawaiian maintained pressure on the leaders with birdies on holes 2, 4, 8, 10, 13, and 14 before producing the shot of the tournament on the last, to take the outright lead.

But the day belonged to the 56th-ranked Korda, in just her second year on the LPGA Tour but having so far already finished in the top-10 six times.

"I wanted really badly to win, especially after what happened past year".

Korda admitted to feeling a little sibling heat coming in to the Sentosa Golf Club, saying she had been reminded that it was her turn to win "all the time". "I wasn't really thinking about whether I was going to be in the lead tomorrow or chasing, but Nelly had a really solid game today", Kang said.

"I had nine putts on the back nine, which is really awesome", Henderson said. "Drama loves me", she said. Her best finish on the LPGA are two tied-fifths at last year's Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.



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