The US Women’s Open tourney welcomed the sixth-ranked overall golfer to the podium, crowning Allisen Corpuz as its first champion last July 9, 2023. Remaining undeterred under Pebble Beach’s gusty conditions, the Filipino-Koren erased Japan’s Nasa Hataoka’s lead after one hole with a nine-under 279, defeating England’s Charley Hull (18th) and South Korean Shin Ji-yai (23rd) who both finished six-under respectively.
Bumping her Rolex Ranking by 23 places, Corpuz sunk six birdies in the final round, finishing with a three-under-par 69 margin—enough to secure the title. Born to a Filipino father and a Korean mother, Corpuz cements her historic feat as the first Woman to victor at a U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, on top of securing the heftiest paycheck ($2 million) awarded in the division in only her second pro year on the Tour. She has competed in 36 events with 206.80 points earned, roughly 52 markers behind a top-five position.
The Hawaiian native mustered the confidence down the line—taking in the bittersweet Monterey County, California atmosphere, ultimately crediting her father, Marcos, for introducing her to the sport at a young age.
“Every few holes, I just kind of looked out and said, you know, I’m out here at Pebble Beach, there’s not many places that are better than this,” she mentioned at the awarding ceremony.