Michelle Wie Places Fifth In LPGA Event

(KHNL) - Michelle Wie's fans say even though she came up short in the LPGA Championship, it's just a matter of time before she picks up her first win.

Wie shot an even par 72 in Sunday's final round, ending in a tie for fifth. She was in a tie for second after the third round.

"She really made a good showing," said one fan. "She just gotta putt better."

Wie missed several key putts in the final nine holes, scoring three birdies and three bogies, including two bogies in the last three holes.

"She played great," said another fan. "There's a lot of great women players in this tournament and it was a horse race right down to the end."

But in the end, Wie faltered in a tournament that some say she had a good chance of winning. But most feel that she's still so young, and with a little more experience under her belt, those close calls will change to wins.

"There'll always be pressure for that first win, kinda like (phil) Mickelson went through for the longest time," said one man. "She's just gonna be a fantastic player for women's golf, for the future, so it'll happen sooner or later."

"She just has to get the monkey off her back," said one man. "And I don't think it's too far down the road."

Wie's next tournament will be the third major of the year -- the U.S. Women's Open starting on June 29th. It's the only major Wie hasn't placed in the top 10. Sunday's fifth place finish was the sixth time in ten major tournament appearances that Wie has finished in the top ten.