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Korean's big finish beats Wie, compatriot

KAPOLEI, Hawaii - South Korea's Meena Lee won the Fields Open on Saturday for her second LPGA Tour victory in two years, holding off Michelle Wie in regulation and beating rookie Seon Hwa Lee on the third hole of a playoff.

Wie had seven birdies but a bogey at No. 13, earning $72,875 for her first paycheck in four pro starts. The 16-year-old was disqualified from the LPGA Tour's Samsung World Championship in October in her pro debut and missed the cut in two men's events.

Wie moved into contention with birdies on four of her first six holes in a front-nine 32 that left her two strokes behind Seon Hwa Lee.

Meena Lee closed with a 7-under 65 to match Seon Hwa Lee (71) at 14-under 202, a stroke ahead of Wie (66), and won with a 6-foot birdie on the third extra hole.

Meena Lee, who won last year's Canadian Open, began the day birdie-eagle and ended the day with a birdie.

Seon Hwa Lee, also from South Korea, had a chance to win in regulation, missing a 12-foot birdie putt at No. 18.

Both parred the first two playoff holes, Nos. 18 and 16, with Seon Hwa Lee missing a 20-foot birdie putt that would have ended it on the first extra hole. Meena Lee holed an 8-footer to save par and send it to a third playoff hole.

There, Seon Hwa Lee missed a 10-foot birdie putt that curled to the left, leaving the door open for her opponent. She was trying to win her first LPGA Tour title in her third career start.

Morgan Pressel, the U.S. Amateur champion and U.S. Women's Open runnerup, was in tears after her 71, giving her a three-day total of 8-under 208 and a tie for 11th. She made the turn at 9 under but got no closer.

Love, Ogilvy reach final

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Davis Love III returned to the Match Play Championship final. He holed out for eagle from 111 yards on the 18th hole to beat Padraig Harrington in the quarterfinals then buried Zach Johnson with six birdies on his way to a 4-and-2 victory.

Love will play today's 36-hole final against Geoff Ogilvy, who beat David Howell at No. 19 and Tom Lehman 4 and 3. Love lost to Tiger Woods in the 2000 semifinals and 2004 final. But Ogilvy might be every bit as tough.

He birdied No. 18 against Howell then made a 20-foot birdie on the 19th hole to set an event record with his fourth consecutive victory that went extra holes.

Ogilvy then put Lehman away at No. 15. He goes into the final having already played 95 holes, most for any finalist in the event's eight years.

Love shot 68 in the morning and was 6 under through 16 holes when he finished off Johnson. In the 85 holes he has played, he has been behind for only four.

PGA: Duffy Waldorf shot bogey-free 65 to reach 19 under, two better than Bubba Watson after three rounds of the Chrysler Classic of Tucson in Arizona. Waldorf, whose last top-10 finish was a tie for seventh at the 84 Lumber Classic two years ago, had seven birdies on the front nine, including a 25-footer from the fringe at No. 7.

At the 606-yard par-5 15th, Watson, who has no bogeys in the event using a pink driver, hit a 333-yard drive, a 3-iron 263 yards and two-putted for birdie. At No. 18, he hit a 367-yard shot off the tee, setting up a 126-yard approach and a par.

NATIONWIDE: Jim Rutledge shot 8-under 64 to overcome a nine-stroke deficit and win the New Zealand PGA in Christchurch. Rutledge began the round tied for 25th at 1 under but finished with an eagle and birdie to get to 9-under 279, one better than Brett Rumford (72) and third-round leader Jarrod Lyle (74).

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