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2023 Mizuho Americas Open

Rose Zhang holds up the trophy after winning the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo: Adam Hunger/Associated Press)

After arguably the greatest women’s amateur career of all time, it wasn’t a matter of IF Rose Zhang was going to win as a professional, but WHEN. Golf fans didn’t have to wait long as the rising star won her first-ever pro start at the LPGA’s Miuzho Americas Open as she announced her presence with authority at the next level. Zhang, who was playing the Mizuho on a sponsor exemption, immediately earned LPGA status, as well as eligibility for the Solheim Cup.

Thirteen days removed from winning her second NCAA title, celebrating her 20th birthday and announcing her professional plans, Zhang took on the best players in the world and beat them all, including major winner and fellow Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion Jennifer Kupcho in a two-hole playoff. Expectations were already high for Zhang, and she met them with ease.


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