Wie's win snaps LPGA title drought
Michelle Wie is congratulated by fellow golfers on the 18th green after winning the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf on April 19, 2014 in Kapolei, Hawaii - by Jamie Squire
Wie had six birdies, and not even a bogey at the final hole at her home course, Ko Olina, could dim her joy at her third career LPGA crown.
"It feels good," said the 24-year-old, who erased a four-shot deficit to win with a 14-under par total of 274.
"I'm just so happy right now I can't think straight," she said.
Wie's other two LPGA titles also came in North America, at the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico and at the 2010 Canadian Women's Open -- but she had never before won on US soil.
She's projected to jump from 23rd to 13th in the women's world rankings.
Angela Stanford took a four-stroke lead over Wie and Kim Hyo-Joo into the final round, but carded a one-over 73 for a 12-under total of 276 that left her alone in second place.
World number one Park In-Bee of South Korea, still in search of her first LPGA title of 2014, carded a 67 for 277. She was one stroke in front of compatriot Kim, whose 71 for 278 gave her sole possession of fourth place.
South Koreans Ryu So-Yeon and Chella Choi shared fifth place on 279, Ryu carding a final-round 69 and Choi a 67.