U.S. Women's Open 2023: The clubs Allisen Corpuz used to win at Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links is generally known for dramatic finishes in major championships. However, the 78th U.S. Women’s Open wasn’t one of those, Allisen Corpuz happily claiming a comfortable three-shot win along with the $2 million first-place check.
Starting the final round a shot behind Nasa Hataoka and in the final pairing, Corpuz, 25, got after it right from the start staking a shot from 136 yards at the first to five feet and making birdie. A big 11-foot par save followed and a 12-footer for birdie dropped at the third. Another at the seventh had things rolling.
Still, she was tied with Hataoka playing the 10th, but another stellar approach led to another birdie and the lead. A curling 16-foot par save at 12 kept her two in front and then Corpuz, in her second year on the LPGA Tour, spun a wedge back at the par-5 14th to seven feet, made the birdie putt and went up three. She would finish the day with a three-under 69 to get to nine-under 279 total.
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Corpuz’s Ping i230 irons and Glide 4.0 wedges (all with Nippon Modus 105 S shafts) were working all week. She was six under on the par 4s for the week—the only player under par on the par 4s—and ranked T-3 in greens in regulation. That helped lead to a championship-high 17 birdies.
She also was fourth in putts per GIR with her 33.5-inch Ping 2021 DS 72 putter, a smaller mallet shape similar to one used on the PGA Tour by Viktor Hovland.
Unlike Hovland, however, Corpuz now has a major championship. And per Ping custom, will have a solid-gold replica of the putter placed in the company’s putter vault that houses replicas of every Ping putter to win an event. For Corpuz, it is her first. But unlikely to be her last.
What Allisen Corpuz had in the bag at the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Ping G430 LST (Mitsubishi Diamana GT50), 10.5 degrees
3-wood: Ping G430 Max, 15 degrees
5-wood: Ping G430 Max, 18 degrees
Hybrid: Ping G410, 22 degrees
Irons (5-PW): Ping i230
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50, 54, 58 degrees)
Putter: Ping 2021 DS 72
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