Saturday, December 12, 2009

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Michelle Wie's late charge has fallen short at the Dubai Ladies Masters and In-Kyung Kim of South Korea has claimed a three-shot victory at the season-ending tournament for her first European Tour title.

Wie shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday, but the 13th-ranked Kim had a 4-under 68 to finish at 18-under 270. Maria Hjorth of Sweden was third at 274 after a 68.

Wie could have made Kim sweat on No. 18, but her attempt to reach the green in two failed when her ball rolled back into a water hazard. Wie made par but the pressure was off Kim.

Sweden's Sophie Gustafson won the European Tour's Order of Merit title after finishing at 6 under for a share of 14th.

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