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Where else to start but at Pinehurst Pinehurst where Michelle Wie claimed her first major title winning the US open by 2 strokes.

The joint overnight leader Wie, shot a level-par round to hold off the challenge from world number one Stacey lewis whose 66 left her in second place while Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow hit a 69 to finish third on one over par in her first professional tournament. Speaking after her win, Wie said she was hungry for more success:

“It makes me definitely very hungry. Like I said, this week, seeing my hard work pay off, it makes it more fun to go out there. I feel like I'm definitely working harder and I definitely love going out there and hitting balls and working on my game, just because it's fun when hard work pays off. This is definitely motivating for me. I want to get better, I want to win more, just because it's so much fun."

Over to ireland now and Finland's Mikko Ilonen secured his fourth European Tour success by winning the Irish Open.

The 34 year old led throughout the tournament and finished one shot clear of Eduardo Molinari who carded a 67 to move to 12 under and secure one of the three qualification places on offer for next month's Open Championship. Graeme McDowell missed a string of birdie opportunities and shot a 71 to finish in a tie for sixth on 10 under.

To the PGA tour now and American Kevin Streelman had a remarkable end to his round to win the Travelers Championship by one shot and secure his second PGA Tour title. He finished his final round with seven straight birdies to shoot a 64 and moving ahead of Sergio Garcia and KJ Choi.

And finally, amateur Bradley Neil has won the Amateur Championship at Portrush to earn his place at the Open Championship next month. The 18-year-old from Scotland beat South Africa's Zander Lombard to earn invites to the US Open and Augusta next year.

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