Molly Brown Davidson proves to herself that she belongs with Dixie Women’s title

As the 2023 Dixie Women’s Amateur unfolded at Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Fla., it was clear that this was a two-golfer race to the finish.

In the end, Molly Brown Davidson of Springville, Ala., defeated Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Wash., by one shot to win the Amateur at 4-over. Zhang finished in solo second place at 5-over. Davidson shot rounds of 74-74-68-72 to secure the win.

Palm Aire Country Club had similar weather to Eagle Trace Golf Club, with sporadic rain and 25-30 mile per hour winds, making life hard on the golfers.

“It was really difficult and made it interesting,” Davidson said. “I got more acclimated to the wind and learned from it. I just kept my head in the round and was able to put it behind me.”