Rose Zhang surprisingly withdraws from LPGA’s Mizuho Americas Open

Rose Zhang will not defend her title at the Mizuho Americas Open this week.

she Only 3 holes withdrawn They advanced to the first round, which began early Thursday morning at 7:55 a.m. local time. Zhang started with a par on the 10th hole, but made a double bogey on the 11th hole, made par on the 12th hole, and then had to withdraw due to illness.

The Stanford University standout arrived at Liberty National fresh off an impressive victory in the Cognizant Founders Cup, his second career LPGA win. It was also his second win in New Jersey, following a thrilling victory at Liberty National a year ago.

But after last week’s win, Zhang traveled to Long Island on Monday. She then held a pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday and spent Wednesday practicing. But Wednesday brought miserable rain with temperatures in the 50s.

Rose Zhang holds the trophy after winning the 2024 Cognizant Founders Cup.
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However, despite his busy schedule, Zhang did not say anything about his health earlier this week.

She instead reflected on her recent successes.

“I think last week took a bit of an unexpected turn. Heading into the event, I haven’t had my best season yet, but I learned a lot about myself and my game and how I should prepare. I’m learning a lot about myself,” Chan said of last week’s win.

“When I was playing outside, nothing fit together as well as it did. Starting the first two rounds gave me a little bit of confidence in playing the game the way I envisioned it, and then I started getting serious. I think I am now able to play against Madelene. [Sagstrom] It was basically a match play format, which was really great and a lot of fun. ”

Zhang’s next start will be at the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club in two weeks.

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