The worldNo 94 made birdie on each of her last 3 holes to make the triumph by a single shot from compatriot and worldNo 1 Ko Jin- young and the U.S.A.’s Amy Olson.
Remarkably, this was Kim’s first look at the U.S. Women’s Open and just her 3rd expert title.
The 25-year-old begun the last round 5 shots behind leader Hinako Shibuno however ultimately completed 2 shots clear of the Japanese, who had 2 bogeys on the front 9 to squander her lead early on.
The last round had to be finished on Monday after rain stopped play on Sunday.
“I’m very honoured to win the 75th U.S. Women’s Open,” Kim informed broadcasterSky “I still can’t really soak in that I’m the champion, but it feels different winning the tournament here.
“Back in Korea, the design and the environment is various, however I’m actually delighted and through COVID-19 we had a great deal of problems, however delighted we had the U.S. Women’s Open kept inHouston
“It was a great win. I love this golf course, love this environment. I want to actually put a tent up here and stay a few more days.”
Kim’s triumph saw her scoop the $1 million winner’s check and implies 3 of this year’s 4 majors were won by South Koreans.