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Allisen is all-in as golf’s newest sweetheart

Victory truly has many fathers because now just about everybody is claiming Allisen Corpuz as their own.

The 25-year-old, newest toast of golf world, has been revealed to have a Filipino father, named Marcos who hails from Ilocos Norte. Her mother, May, is from South Korea.

Yet Corpuz is through and through American, having been born and bred in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She began her fondness with golf at an early age, but only played competitively in high school where she immediately stood out.

In an interview, Corpuz credited Marcos for introducing the sport to her. That’s about it. There was no mention she’s craving for adobo or even a hint of visiting Manila.

Yet nobody blames Filipino golf fans for relating to the unassuming lass who captured one of the five majors, the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach in California over the weekend.

It’s because two years ago, the Philippines hogged the spotlight when the phenomenal Yuka Saso won the trophy at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Only to renounce her citizenship in favor of her father’s Japanese nationality.

Throughout last weekend, Dottie Ardina, full-blooded Filipina, was also seeing action and was at one point tied for 11th eight shots from the lead.

Saso finished tied for 20th, taking home $106,269, while Ardina ended tied for 53rd with $24,562 winnings.


Only to renounce her citizenship in favor of her father’s Japanese nationality.


Corpuz, on the other hand, finished with a 9-under 279 to beat by six shots golfing superstar Charley Hull of England, and pocket $2 million.

Aside from that, Corpuz took the lead in the Rolex Annika Major Award standings following her victory at the third women’s major championship of the season.

Corpuz is the fifth Rolex First-Time Winner of the year and is the 22nd player to become a first-time winner at the championship. She is also the first American to win the major since Brittany Lang in 2016 and is the second Hawaiian to win the title following Michelle Wie West (2014).

Corpuz earned 60 points for the win and previously earned 14 points from her tie for fourth performance at The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in April.

She also finished T15 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. Chevron champion Lilia Vu and KPMG Women’s PGA winner Ruoning Yin move into a tie for second in the standings.

Vu missed the cut at Pebble Beach and Yin finishing in a tie for 20th. Players have two final opportunities to earn points toward the award at the Amundi Evian Championship and the AIG Women’s Open.

The Rolex Annika Major Award recognizes the player who, during a current LPGA Tour season, has the most outstanding record in all five major championships. Points will be awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top 10 and ties.

But in order to earn the Award by year’s end, a player must win at least one of the five major titles. Winner will be announced following the conclusion of the AIG Women’s Open and will be honored at the Rolex LPGA Awards at the CME Group Tour Championship.

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