The Latest: Michelle Wie shoots 69, fights dizziness again

The Latest: Michelle Wie shoots 69, fights dizziness again
Michelle Wie waves after finishing on the ninth hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration, the major golf championship of the season (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

Michelle Wie closed with a 3-under 69 in the ANA Inspiration, again fighting though dizziness caused by a virus.

Stricken early in the first round Thursday, Wie finished at 5-under 283 on Sunday. She putted out on the par-5 18th as leader Pernilla Lindberg was playing the adjacent par-4 first.

“I woke up this morning and almost passed out again,” Wie said. “I didn’t feel very good warming up, but the more I walked and was out in the fresh air I felt better and better.”

After a week off, she’ll play the Lotte Championship in her home state of Hawaii.

“I can’t wait to go home.” Wie said. “I’m so excited.”

She won a month ago in Singapore for her fifth career victory and first since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.


2:01 p.m.

Pernilla Lindberg has opened play in the ANA Inspiration, trying to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the major championship for her first professional victory.

The 31-year-old Swede took a three-stroke lead over Amy Anderson into Sunday’s final round at Mission Hills, shooting a 2-under 70 on Saturday for a tournament-record 14-under 202 total.

Olson also is trying to win for the first time as a professional. The 2009 U.S. Girls Junior champion won an NCAA-record 20 titles at North Dakota State.

Ayako Uehara birdied the first three holes to pull within two strokes of Lindberg minutes before the final group teed off. Nelly Korda was three strokes back after playing the first 10 holes in 6 under, with an eagle and four birdies.