Allisen Corpuz Secures First LPGA Title At Historic Pebble Beach

Allisen Corpuz became the first American in 20 years to make the U.S. Women’s Open her first LPGA title finishing in three shots ahead of Charley Hull from England and South Korean Shin Ji-yai.

Born in Honolulu, she shot a three-under 69 to finish on nine under and was stunned by her victory. “Unreal,” she said. “This week has felt like a dream come true. It’s been really awesome to be at Pebble Beach this week. Every few holes I kind of looked out and thought, ‘I’m here at Pebble. There’s not many places better than this.'”

Hilary Lunke in 2003 at Pumpkin Ridge was the last American to get her first win at the U.S. Women’s Open.

It was a historic occasion of the U.S. Women’s Open being held at Pebble Beach for the first time and Corpuz did not buckle under the pressure of such an auspicious event.

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

She came into the week with $1.2 million in career earnings but enjoyed a $2 million payday in Pebble Beach, California.

Former President Barack Obama was among the first to congratulate her on Twitter. “You make us all proud — and look forward to a round at Kapolei!” Obama tweeted.

Defending champion Minjee Lee shot a Sunday 75 and finished tied for 13th. Karrie Webb in 2000 and 2001 remains the last golfer two win back-to-back U.S. Women’s Opens.

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