Lilia Vu has received her second main championship of 2023, capturing the 2023 AIG Ladies’s Open in Surrey, England. She beforehand received the Chevron Championship again in April. She required a playoff towards Angel Yin to take residence that title. However this time it was a lot simpler on Sunday.
Vu decimated the sector, ending at 14-under par and profitable by six photographs over Englishwoman Charley Hull.
In doing so, she turned the primary American feminine golfer to win two majors in the identical season since Julie Inkster in 1999. The final girl from anyplace to perform that feat was 4 years in the past when Jin Younger Ko did it.
Vu posted back-to-back 5-under 67s to tug away from the sector.
Afterward, she fought again tears whereas thanking the group.
“I’ll bear in mind this second for the remainder of my life,” mentioned Vu.
Getting into the ultimate spherical, it was a bunched leaderboard with quite a lot of golfers within the hunt. However the 25-year-old from Fountain Valley, CA performed incredible golf and left little doubt.
She was regular to start her spherical, however the flip is the place she separated herself. Vu birdied the 9, 10 and 12, shifting her to -13 for the match. Extremely, she got here inside inches of a gap in a single on the par-4 10th.
She by no means regarded again from there, cruising to victory.
It’s the UCLA graduates second main win of her profession, and sixth as knowledgeable general.
In the meantime, a number of the greater stars on tour struggled all week. Rose Zhang, the 20-year-old phenom, completed 4-over, tied for 44th. It was the primary time in her fourth main of her profession that she didn’t end inside the highest 10.
Nevertheless, world No. 1 Nelly Korda put forth a powerful exhibiting, ending T11 at 2-under par.