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Allisen Corpuz Earns Maiden Major Triumph at U.S. Women’s Open

Allisen Corpuz Earns Maiden Major Triumph at U.S. Women's Open
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Allisen Corpuz secured her first major triumph with a convincing three-shot victory at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The 25-year-old American hit six birdies and three bogeys to end on a three-under 69 and finish on nine-under topping the leaderboard ahead of England’s Charley Hull and South Korea’s Shin Ji-yai to secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

“Every few holes I just kind of looked out and said, I’m out here at Pebble Beach,'” Corpuz said during the trophy presentation. “There’s not many places that are better than this.”

“My coach told me ‘no one is going to give it to you,’ and I think I’ve just played a little conservatively in the past. Just really went out there and told myself I had the game to do it [Sunday].”

Victory meant that she earned a $2m share of the $11m prize pool, a record for the women’s professional game.

Hull, who had previously been placed in seventh, equalled her best finish at a major hitting an impressive final-round 66, the lowest closing round, to move up to second and tie with Jiyai Shin.

Nasa Hataoka, who entered the final day leading the way, stumbled down the leaderboard dropping to tied-fourth alongside American Bailey Tardy after a four-over 76.

The next event on the LPGA Tour is the Dana Open taking place between 13-16 July at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Ohio.