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How Allisen Corpuz’s U.S. Open win was almost spoiled by gradual play

How Allisen Corpuz’s U.S. Open win was almost spoiled by gradual play


Allisen Corpuz gained the U.S. Ladies’s Open, however her title quest was almost undone when she was placed on the clock throughout the remaining spherical.

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Allisen Corpuz gained the U.S. Ladies’s Open on Sunday at Pebble Seaside, however her march to victory was very almost spoiled.

As Corpuz and enjoying accomplice Nasa Hataoka performed the again 9 throughout the remaining spherical, they have been positioned on the clock for falling out of place. The group was initially placed on the clock whereas enjoying the eleventh gap — and to make issues worse, Corpuz’s caddie, Jay Monahan (no, not that Jay Monahan), needed to run to the lavatory simply after the group was positioned on the clock.

“I used to be like, ‘That is the worst potential time,’” Monahan stated. “I’m sprinting up the hill — climbing the mountain there.”

Two holes later, Corpuz obtained a foul time for taking too lengthy on her strategy shot. She later defined that she was between golf equipment within the fairway and determined on the final second to modify sticks.

“On that individual shot, I simply backed off as a result of the wind died down,” Corpuz stated.

As Corpuz and Monahan have been strolling to the inexperienced, a USGA guidelines official approached and knowledgeable them of the dangerous time. He additionally defined that in the event that they obtained one other dangerous time, they’d be assessed a one-stroke penalty.

“I didn’t know that,” Monahan stated. “As a result of sometimes it’s only a high-quality for gradual play [on the LPGA Tour]. So he instructed us that and I kinda rotated and was like, ‘Wait, we get stroked if we get one other one?’ I feel [Corpuz] heard me say that, and it was a little hectic at the moment.”

Monahan added that the warning was warranted, however he believed there ought to’ve been some leniency contemplating the circumstances.

True to her stoic type, although, Corpuz was unfazed by the potential penalty. When she reached the inexperienced on the par-4 thirteenth, she calmly two-putted for par and went on to birdie her subsequent two holes to place the match out of attain.

“Simply instructed myself, yeah, simply preserve enjoying,” Corpuz stated. “Don’t let your focus get away from that.”

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Zephyr Melton

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and enhancing. Previous to becoming a member of the crew at GOLF, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with the Texas Golf Affiliation, Staff USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers novice and girls’s golf. He may be reached at zephyr_melton@golf.com.



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