The world No. 94 made birdie on every of her ultimate three holes to earn the victory by a single shot from compatriot and world No. 1 Ko Jin-young and the USA’s Amy Olson.
Remarkably, this was Kim’s first look on the U.S. Girls’s Open and solely her third skilled title.
The 25-year-old began the ultimate spherical 5 pictures behind chief Hinako Shibuno however finally completed two pictures away from the Japanese, who had two bogeys on the entrance 9 to squander her lead early on.
The ultimate spherical needed to be accomplished on Monday after rain stopped play on Sunday.
“I am very honoured to win the seventy fifth U.S. Girls’s Open,” Kim informed broadcaster Sky. “I nonetheless cannot actually soak in that I am the champion, nevertheless it feels totally different successful the event right here.
“Again in Korea, the model and the atmosphere is totally different, however I am actually glad and thru COVID-19 we had quite a lot of difficulties, however glad we had the U.S. Girls’s Open held in Houston.
“It was an important win. I like this golf course, love this atmosphere. I need to really put a tent up right here and keep just a few extra days.”
Kim’s victory noticed her scoop the $1 million winner’s test and means three of this 12 months’s 4 majors had been gained by South Koreans.