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Wie's Grounding Cost Her



    Wie's Grounding Cost Her
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    Michelle Wie reacts to her putt on the first hole during the final round of the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf at La Costa Resort and Spa on March 28, 2010 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    The final round of the inaugural LPGA Kia Classic at La Costa Resort and Spa is now in the books.

    Hee Kung So won even though she's not a member of the LPGA Tour. The 23-year-old, an 11-time winner on the Korean Tour, got a sponsor's exemption to play.

    South Koreans swept the top four spots.

    Michelle Wie was in contention until the 11th hole. Then she had a brain cramp. She put her club on the grass. That's called grounding your club in a hazard. It's a two-shot penalty.

    Wie tried to plead her case but to no avail.

    That dropped her from a tie for second to a tie for sixth --- and cost her about $90,000.