Stephanie Meadow, of Northern Ireland, hits her tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Bob Leverone
June 22, 2014
Stephanie Meadow, of Northern Ireland, hits her tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Bob Leverone

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the attention heaped on her since she was a teenager.

Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. That sent the 24-year-old from Hawaii to her first major championship Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open.

She closed with an even-par 70 for a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 player in the women's golf who made Wie work for it by making eight birdies in a round of 66.

Wie has been one of the biggest names in women's golf since she was 13 and played in the final group of a major. She now has four LPGA victories and leads the tour's money list.

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