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Corpuz surprise wins the US Women’s Open

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The first career success, moreover in a Major, of Allisen Corpuz. And again: the good performance of the blue Benedetta Moresco, the best of the 28 amateurs in the race. In Pebble Beach, California, the 25-year-old Corpuz surprisingly won the US Women’s Open with a total of 279 (69 70 71 69, -9).

Allisen Corpuz, results

The American overtook the competition of Charley Hull from England and Jiyai Shin from South Korea, both 2/e with 282 (-6) ahead of the American Bailey Tardy and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, 4/e with 285 (-3). Top 10 and 9th place with 289 (+1) for the American Rose Zhang. Behind her, Minjee Lee. The Australian, winner in 2022, did not go beyond 13th place with 292 (+4). While the number 1 in the world came out after 36 holes: Jin Young Ko (151, +7). Moresco, the only blue in the competition, closed the competition in 33rd place with a score of 296 (70 77 76 73, +8).

Among the protagonists of the first round (she was 9 / a after the 18 opening holes), the 21-year-old from Vicenza did well in front of the best golfers in the world. The success, the first of her career on the LPGA Tour, earned Corpuz $2,000,000 for a total prize pool of $10,000,000. In 13 games played this year on the US women’s top, she has passed the cut 11 times and, in addition to the feat at the U.S. Women’s Open, she made two more Top 10 finishes. Now leading the Rolex Annika Major Award standings, she also stood out as the second Hawaiian (after Michelle Wie West in 2014) to make this event her own. But there’s more: it was since 2003 (Hilary Lunke) that an American did not celebrate her first title on the LPGA Tour thanks to her exploits in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Pebble Beach is located in Monterey County on the Monterey Peninsula. It is bordered by Carmel-by-the-Sea to the south, Pacific Grove to the north, the city of Monterey to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Big Sur is approximately 40 miles south on scenic State Route 1. Santa Cruz and San Francisco are approximately 48 and 120 miles north, respectively.

Technically Pebble Beach is not a city at all, but rather a conglomerate owned by the Pebble Beach Company. Residents pay special road maintenance taxes as well as property taxes for homes to Monterey County. The community post office is called Pebble Beach, but the United States Census Bureau places the land under the jurisdiction of Del Monte Forest.

The area is also partially administered by the Del Monte Forest Foundation, a non-profit organization designated by Monterey County and the California Coastal Commission, comprising a group of 12 volunteers interested in preserving the open spaces belonging to the Del Monte Forest land. Except for two Pebble Beach Company representatives, all must be landowners and local residents.

The postal code is 93953, and the community is within area code 831.

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