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Rose Zhang marked her highly anticipated professional debut with a win, a result she knows all too well.

The Mizuho Americas Open was the Stanford stars first start on the LPGA Tour as a pro, and the Callaway staffer was at ease using her tried and tested winning tools.

Zhang had already bettered Tiger Woods’ college record by winning 12 of 20 college events in her time at Stanford, so confidence couldn’t have been higher heading to Liberty National.

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The 20-year-old’s priority was to make the cut in New Jersey, but Zhang had a two-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round after a flawless six-under-par 66 on Saturday.

Then, just nine days after turning pro, Zhang had to show faith in her setup when she had to overcome compatriot Jennifer Kupcho in a playoff.

Fresh off winning the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in March and a second consecutive NCAA Women’s title, it’s fair to say Zhang could rely on her proven formula.

After first joining Callaway as a junior golfer at just 13, Zhang is extremely comfortable with the gear and has played with a full bag of the equipment in every competition since.

Before teeing up her win, Zhang said: “I’ve used their clubs and golf ball in every one of my wins since I was a junior, and that gives me so much confidence when I’m out on the course.”

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It was a strong week off the tee from the student, and the switch to her current driver has proved popular as the Paradym was the most played driver collection in the field.

Here is everything Rose Zhang used to kickstart her pro career…

Rose Zhang What’s in the bag

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond LS (Fujikura Ventus Red 5S Shaft), 9 degrees

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS (Fujikura Ventus Red 6R shaft), 13.5 degrees

5-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS (Fujikura Ventus Red 6R shaft), 18 degrees

Hybrids: Callaway Paradym (KBS Tour Hybrid shaft), 21 degrees

Irons: Callaway Apex 21 (5-AW; Nippon 850R shafts)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (54, 58 degrees; True Temper XP95 R300 shafts)

Putter: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X


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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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