NEW YORK — China’s Ruoning Yin produced a flawless performance with four birdies to win the Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on Sunday and claim her first major title.
Having started the day 3 strokes back from the lead, Yin pumped her fist with satisfaction as she drained a birdie putt on the par-five 18, carding a 4-under-par 67, before waiting for her competitors to finish in Springfield, New Jersey.
The 20-year-old, who collected her maiden LPGA Tour title at the DIO Implant LA Open earlier this year, is only the second Chinese woman to win a golf major.
Japan’s Yuka Saso (66) finished 1 stroke back in second place after a bogey on the par-three 16 undermined an otherwise blemish-free final round.
Ruoning Yin wins Women’s Championship for first major title