(Springfield Gardens) Ruoning Yin putt for a birdie about 10 feet on the final hole and became the second Chinese woman to win a Major, beating Yuka Saso by one stroke in the LPGA Championship on Sunday.
After Saso birdied ahead of her on the par-5 18th hole at Baltusrol to get tied for the lead, Yin found the long grass with her tee shot, then hit her third shot in a sweet spot and followed up with a putt.
The 20-year-old Yin finished with eight under par. She joined Shanshan Feng, who won this event in 2012, as the Chinese winner of a major women’s tournament. Feng is currently the coach of the Chinese national team.
Brooke Henderson was the top Canadian, finishing tied for 15th at 2 under par.
Rose Zhang, who won on her professional debut three weeks ago, also in New Jersey, finished tied for eighth, three strokes behind.
Xiyu Lin, who has led or shared the lead for most of his last nine days, found the water with his number one wood on the 18th hole and bogeyed to finish two shots behind Carlota Ciganda (64), Anna Nordqvist (65), Megan Khang (67) and Stephanie Meadow (70).
Leona Maguire finished four strokes behind.