Dixie Amateur: Angela Zhang, Evan Myers hold comfortable leads at the halfway point
15 Dec 2023
by Justin Golba of

see also: View results for Dixie Men's Amateur, Eagle Trace Golf Club, Angela Zhang Rankings

Angela Zhang (USGA Photo)
Angela Zhang (USGA Photo)

Low scores were scarce at both Eagle Trace Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., for the Dixie Amateur Men's Invitational and at Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Fla., for the Women's Invitational.

In the men's competition, former Texas A&M and now Nebraska golfer Evan Myers of Northbrook, Ill., leads by three shots at 1-over. Myers shot a first-round 2-under 70 and was one shot back of Matias Koropeski of Otuumwa, Ia., who shot a first-round 3-under 69.

Birgir Magnusson of Carbondale, Ill., is in solo second place at 4-over after rounds of 75-73.

Koropeski struggled in the second round, shooting an 8-over 80 and falling to T3. He is tied in third place with Parker Severs of Bradenton, Fla., and Zachary Verses of Sterling, Va., at 5-over. 

In the women's competition, Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Wash., was the lone golfer under par for the day, recording a 1-under 70 with three birdies and two bogeys.

Zhang shot a first-round 2-over 73. 

The first-round leader Hannah Hall of Rockledge, Fla., is T2 after a round of 6-over 77 and is now 5-over and is tied with Amelie Zalsman of Saint Petersburg, Fla., and Lauryn Finley of Lake Mary, Fla.

Zhang, who is only 14 years old, participated in the 2023 U.S. Women's Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links and in the 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship. 

Results: Dixie Men's Amateur
1ILEvan MyersNorthbrook, IL40070-75-75=220
2FLParker SeversBradenton, FL30077-72-74=223
3ArgentinaAugusto OlivaArgentina20077-74-75=226
4FLKaleb PalmOrlando, FL20075-77-75=227
T5FLJames EarleJupiter, FL20073-86-69=228

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ABOUT THE Dixie Men's Amateur

Historic Florida amateur golf tournament that is open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers for major amateur championships. The Dixie has a traditionally strong field due to college break, and a past-champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs.

72-hole stroke play championship with a 54 hole cut down to 66 players and ties. The field limit will be 108 players. Played at Eagle Trace Golf Club. Apply for an invitation at

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