Golfer Jenny Shin claimed her first LPGA Tour win in her six-year career.
Shin, who was four shots behind Gerina Piller of the U.S. until the end of the third round, had four birdies in the final fourth round to finish 14-under 270 at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas on Sunday.
Piller tied for second with Amy Yang and Hur Mi-jung.
Shin has had about 20 top 10 finishes since 2011, with a victory seemingly out of her reach. Nevertheless, she remained positive and never gave up.
“As far as playing golf, I’m good,” she said. “It’s okay because I’m in it for the long run.”
Born in Seoul, Shin took up the sport at the age of eight.
“After I read about Pak Se-ri winning LPGA titles, I hoped my daughter would be like her,” Shin’s mother recalls.
Just one year after Shin began golfing, her family decided to immigrate to the U.S.
“I like Korean food such as galbijjim (steamed short ribs) and kimchi jjigae (spicy Korean stew), and still enjoy them one or two times a week to keep me going,” Shin said.