Jenny Shin became the third first time winner on the USLPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under 67 Sunday and win the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout tournament.

"I was really nervous on the last hole," said South Korea's Shin. "Right now I have nothing on my mind, I have absolutely nothing.

"I think it will hit me when everything is over and when I get on a plane and home to my mom."

It took the 23-year-old Shin 135 starts since turning pro in 2010 to record her first victory.

Her best showing prior to Sunday was finishing runner-up at the 2012 HSBC Women's Champions to Angela Stanford, who beat Shin in a playoff.

Shin played the final 43 holes at the Dallas-area Las Colinas Country Club bogey free as she finished at 14-under 270.

She was two strokes in front of fellow South Koreans Amy Yang (71) and Hur Mi-Jung (71) as well as American Gerina Piller -- who led heading into the final round but closed with a two-over 73.

Asian players took nine of the top 12 spots on the final leaderboard, including seven South Koreans in that group.

Shin joins compatriot Jang Ha-Na and Japan's Haru Nomura as first time winners in 2016 and will jump from 38th to 24 in the world rankings.

Shin launched her 67 with three birdies in the first five holes, quickly whittling away at the four-shot deficit she faced at the start of the round.

"I was chasing the leader all week so looking at the leaderboard didn't get me nervous at all," Shin said. "I practiced a lot of three footers the first two days because I kept hitting it too far past, and I know that I've made almost every single one of them so that really helped me with my confidence and I had a lot of them coming down the last six holes.

"As soon as I made the first one I went 'OK, I know I'll make the second one and make the third one," added Shin.

Piller, meanwhile, opened her round with the first of her five bogeys.

"I mean, the conditions are pretty tough, so it definitely wasn't a cakewalk out there," Piller said. The pins were really, really tough today and it's tough to get them close, especially coming in.

"But I've taken nothing but good things away from this week. That was my first time ever holding the lead, especially for two rounds, so it's just more confidence that I'm adding to what I already have."

 

POS GOLFERTRKCNTSCOREWINNINGSR1R2R3R4TOTAL 
1  
Jenny Shin
  KOR -14 $195,000 68 70 65 67 270  
T2  
Mi Jung Hur
  KOR -12 $90,231 66 69 66 71 272  
T2  
Gerina Piller
  USA -12 $90,231 67 65 67 73 272  
T2  
Amy Yang
  KOR -12 $90,231 68 68 65 71 272  
5  
Shanshan Feng
  CHN -10 $53,472 72 69 65 68 274  
6  
Ariya Jutanugarn
  THA -8 $43,749 69 66 69 72 276  
T7  
Na Yeon Choi
  KOR -7 $32,515 74 67 68 68 277  
T7  
Eun-Hee Ji
  KOR -7 $32,515 67 66 71 73 277  
T7  
Sei Young Kim
  KOR -7 $32,515 68 67 68 74 277  
T10  
Karine Icher
  FRA -6 $24,413 71 67 70 70 278  
T10  
Cristie Kerr
  USA -6 $24,413 72 67 69 70 278  
T10  
Mirim Lee
  KOR -6 $24,413 70 71 67 70 278  
T13  
In Gee Chun
  KOR -5 $20,005 69 73 70 67 279  
T13  
Jacqui Concolino
  USA -5 $20,005 69 70 69 71 279  
T13  
Sarah Jane Smith
  AUS -5 $20,005 72 71 67 69 279  
T16  
Charley Hull
  ENG -4 $16,895 71 69 68 72 280  
T16  
Candie Kung
    -4 $16,895 71 67 71 71 280  
T16  
Angela Stanford
  USA -4 $16,895 70 71 69 70 280  
T19  
Brooke Henderson
  CAN -3 $14,648 69 68 73 71 281  
T19  
Stacy Lewis
  USA -3 $14,648 74 70 67 70 281  
T19  
Gaby Lopez
  MEX -3 $14,648 72 71 70 68 281  
T19  
So Yeon Ryu
  KOR -3 $14,648 67 73 68 73 281  
T23  
Marina Alex
  USA -2 $12,163 70 72 68 72 282  
T23  
Dori Carter
  USA -2 $12,163 71 69 69 73 282  
T23  
Nannette Hill
  USA -2 $12,163 70 68 73 71 282  
T23  
Belen Mozo
  ESP -2 $12,163 70 69 71 72 282  
T23  
Paula Reto
  ZAF -2 $12,163 73 69 68 72 282  
T23  
Ashleigh Simon
  ZAF -2 $12,163 71 69 71 71 282  
T29  
Carlota Ciganda
  ESP -1 $10,176 69 72 69 73 283  
T29  
Simin Feng
  CHN -1 $10,176 71 70 70 72 283  
T29  
Cheyenne Knight
  USA -1   70 69 72 72 283  
T29  
Catriona Matthew
  SCO -1 $10,176 68 70 68 77 283  
T33  
Casey Grice
  USA E $8,831 69 69 75 71 284  
T33  
Min Seo Kwak
  KOR E $8,831 70 69 72 73 284  
T33  
Briana Mao
  USA E $8,831 74 69 68 73 284  
T33  
Anna Nordqvist
  SWE E $8,831 73 69 70 72 284  
T37  
Christel Boeljon
  NLD 1 $7,337 74 68 70 73 285  
T37  
Katie Burnett
  USA 1 $7,337 74 70 69 72 285  
T37  
Danielle Kang
  USA 1 $7,337 69 70 72 74 285  
T37  
Lee-Anne Pace
  ZAF 1 $7,337 72 69 72 72 285  
T37  
Annie Park
  USA 1 $7,337 70 70 71 74 285  
42  
Becky Morgan
  WAL 2 $6,482 73 68 71 74 286  
T43  
Brittany Altomare
  USA 3 $5,963 74 67 71 75 287  
T43  
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
  ENG 3 $5,963 69 70 74 74 287  
T43  
Mo Martin
  USA 3 $5,963 72 70 71 74 287  
T46  
Lee Lopez
  USA 4 $5,315 71 69 72 76 288  
T46  
Giulia Molinaro
  ITA 4 $5,315 70 70 71 77 288  
T46  
Morgan Pressel
  USA 4 $5,315 70 71 70 77 288  
T49  
Moriya Jutanugarn
  THA 5 $4,828 75 68 68 78 289  
T49  
Benyapa Niphatsophon
  THA 5 $4,828 70 71 72 76 289  
T51  
Wei-Ling Hsu
    6 $4,537 71 69 71 79 290  
T51  
Karah Sanford
  USA 6   73 69 71 77 290  
53  
Kelly Shon
  USA 9 $4,408 74 69 70 80 293  
MDF  
Ssu-Chia Cheng
      $3,759 77 67 70 - 214  
MDF  
Haeji Kang
  KOR   $3,759 71 71 72 - 214  
MDF  
Azahara Munoz
  ESP   $3,759 75 67 72 - 214  
MDF  
Hee Young Park
  KOR   $3,759 74 69 71 - 214  
MDF  
Sadena Parks
  USA   $3,759 73 68 73 - 214  
MDF  
Ayako Uehara
  JPN   $3,759 70 71 73 - 214  
MDF  
Mariajo Uribe
  COL   $3,759 73 71 70 - 214  
MDF  
Alison Walshe
  USA   $3,759 69 72 73 - 214  
MDF  
Jing Yan
  CHN   $3,759 73 70 71 - 214  
MDF  
Sandra Gal
  DEU   $3,079 75 69 71 - 215  
MDF  
Jennifer Johnson
  USA   $3,079 72 72 71 - 215  
MDF  
I.K. Kim
  KOR   $3,079 74 69 72 - 215  
MDF  
Katherine Kirk
  AUS   $3,079 76 68 71 - 215  
MDF  
Q Baek
  KOR   $2,679 73 71 72 - 216  
MDF  
Celine Herbin
  FRA   $2,679 72 69 75 - 216  
MDF  
Dani Holmqvist
  SWE   $2,679 71 73 72 - 216  
MDF  
Tiffany Joh
  USA   $2,679 73 71 72 - 216  
MDF  
Joanna Klatten
  FRA   $2,679 71 73 72 - 216  
MDF  
Ilhee Lee
  KOR   $2,679 71 73 72 - 216  
MDF  
Caroline Masson
  DEU   $2,679 70 73 73 - 216  
MDF  
Erica Popson
  USA   $2,679 74 65 77 - 216  
MDF  
Cheyenne Woods
  USA   $2,679 76 67 73 - 216  
MDF  
Laura Davies
  ENG   $2,433 74 70 73 - 217  
MDF  
Min Lee
      $2,433 75 69 73 - 217  
MDF  
Sydnee Michaels
  USA   $2,433 74 69 74 - 217  
MDF  
Christina Kim
  USA   $2,342 73 71 74 - 218  
MDF  
Mi Hyang Lee
  KOR   $2,342 74 70 74 - 218  
MDF  
Ryann O'Toole
  USA   $2,342 70 71 77 - 218  
MDF  
Maddie Szeryk
  USA     73 70 75 - 218

 

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