The globe No. 94 designed birdie on each of her ultimate 3 holes to earn the victory by a single shot from compatriot and world No. 1 Ko Jin-younger and the USA’s Amy Olson.
Remarkably, this was Kim’s to start with physical appearance at the U.S. Women’s Open and only her 3rd professional title.
The 25-year-aged begun the closing round five shots at the rear of chief Hinako Shibuno but at some point completed two shots very clear of the Japanese, who experienced two bogeys on the entrance nine to squander her guide early on.
The remaining spherical experienced to be completed on Monday just after rain stopped perform on Sunday.
“I’m really honoured to win the 75th U.S. Women’s Open,” Kim informed broadcaster Sky. “I however can’t really soak in that I am the winner, but it feels distinctive profitable the match here.
“Back again in Korea, the design and the environment is various, but I am seriously glad and through COVID-19 we had a ton of problems, but happy we had the U.S. Women’s Open held in Houston.
“It was a excellent acquire. I like this golf training course, like this environment. I want to basically place a tent up in this article and stay a couple a lot more days.”
Kim’s victory noticed her scoop the $1 million winner’s check out and implies a few of this year’s 4 majors ended up received by South Koreans.