Lehua Wise, an assistant PGA professional at Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, won the 2011 Southern California PGA Women's Professional Championship, which was hosted by The Grand Golf Club in San Diego Wednesday.
Wise outlasted Carol Hogan, PGA of Desert Island Golf & Country Club and won the Championship by three shots.
The two were tied after first round 75s on Tuesday, but Wise shot a Championship-best 73 on the final day, giving her a three-shot lead in the clubhouse as Hogan carded a 76. Mardell Wilkins of Tijeras Creek Golf Club finished in third place, four shots off the lead.
For Wise, who is in her first year of PGA membership, it is her first women's professional championship. The previous two championships have been won by Altadena Golf Course assistant professional Courtney Erdman. Erdman did not compete in this year's Championship.