Rose Zhang withdraws from this week's LPGA tournament because of illness after playing three holes

Defending champion Rose Zhang withdrew from the Mizuho Americas Open because of illness after completing only three holes of the opening round

Credit: AP

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Defending champion Rose Zhang withdrew from the Mizuho Americas Open on Thursday because of illness after completing only three holes of the opening round.

Zhang started on the back nine at Liberty National. She shot par on No. 10, double bogey on 11 and par on 12.