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Eun-Hee Ji will play in next week’s U.S. Women’s Open after winning the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play on Sunday.

Ji is no stranger to the U.S. Open, having won the tournament in 2009. Sunday’s win marks her first LPGA Tour victory since 2019 and her sixth overall.

“I’m so excited to win the tournament,” Ji said. “Then going to next week, this is the way to be going into next week.”

At 36 years old, she is the oldest South Korean winner in LPGA Tour history. She’s currently ranked No. 83 in the world and went into the tournament seeded 36th out of 64 players. On Sunday she said that the course played tough, with weather conditions making it windy and hot.

“This wind affect a lot,” Ji said. “It’s really hard golf course today, especially from the tee shot. Really have to make sure keep it in the fairway. ”

After playing seven matches in two days – including four in the past two – Ji said that she’s both physically and mentally tired.

My feet almost not moving last couple holes and my back hurts, starting to hurt,” Ji said. “Really tired now.”

Ji struggled early, making bogeys on the first two par 5s and falling a hole behind. She then birdied one to tie it before going 2-up on the 10th. With the win behind her, now she’s focused on resting up before next week’s U.S. Open.

“Get there, rest first, and then see the course and then just do same thing as this week,” Ji said of her plan.

Also making her return to the U.S. Open will be Nelly Korda, who recently announced her return from a blood clot.