Allisen Corpuz pulls away to win U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach
Sunday morning, Allisen Corpuz was trailing the U.S. Women’s Open and was still winless on the LPGA Tour.
After the first hole, she wasn’t trailing anymore. By the end of the round, she wasn’t winless anymore.
Corpuz shot a final-round 69, including back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15, to pull away from a surging Charley Hull and Jiyai Shin and win the 78th U.S. Women’s Open by three strokes. Corpuz becomes the first female major champion in the long history of the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links.
“This week has just felt like a dream come true. It’s been really awesome to be out at Pebble this week,” she said. “Every few holes I just kind of looked out and said, I’m out here at Pebble Beach. There’s not many places that are better than this. Really just tried to stay grounded and keep playing my game.”
The first women’s major at the seaside links also served as the potential final professional start for the most famous golfer from Hawaii, Michelle Wie West. So it makes sense an alumnae of the same high school like Corpuz would also author her breakthrough win the same week. She’s also the first American to win the U.S. Women’s Open since 2016.
Corpuz was the only player to shoot under par for each round of the tournament.