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"Notah Begay III (NB3) National Championship: Celebrating Champions!"

Angela Zhang with Ryan Burr of the Golf Channel

Introducing Angela Zhang, the Notah Begay III (NB3) Girls 12-13-Year-Old National Champion! (Part 4 of an 8-part series highlighting all age division winners).

Girls and Boys ages 10-18 yrs old - 2023 NB3 National Champions!

TJG: Congratulations, Angela, on your national championship win a few months ago at the NB3 National Championship in Louisiana at Coushatta Resort and Casino. What was your expectation going into the National Championship?

Angela: I knew I had a good chance of winning coming into the National Championship, but I tried to not get too far ahead of myself and take it one shot at a time.

TJG: Talk about the highlights and your overall experience of not only playing in but winning the NB3 National Championship. What part of your game was on fire for the week? Any strategies or daily goals that you’d like to share?

Angela: 2023 was my 4th straight year of playing in the NB3 National Championship, and I have always loved coming back to Coushatta, so it was very special to finally win the championship. It was great to see all parts of my game come together that week and play three solid rounds of golf.

TJG: Talk about how well this tournament is run overall.

Angela: The NB3 National Championship is an extremely well-run event with so many activities, skills competitions, and fun opportunities throughout the week. Additionally, the golf course is always in pristine condition, and the TV coverage is an added bonus.

Angela getting interviewed by the Golf Channel

TJG: How well do you like Koasati Golf Course?

Angela: I really like Koasati Pines Golf Course. It is a great layout with many risk-reward opportunities as well as fast greens.

TJG: Rank this tournament win in your Jr career?

Angela: Winning the NB3 National Championship was definitely a highlight in my junior career. Having finished 2nd two times previously, it was very special to finally get the win.

TJG: Are you excited to go back to Coushatta to defend your title next year?

Angela: I am very excited to go back to Coushatta to defend my title. I have always looked forward to returning each year, and this year will be extra special to return as the defending champion.

Angela had the low scores for the boys and girls for the week

TJG: What’s in your bag?


  • Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond
  • 3-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai-Smoke Max
  • Hybrid: Callaway Paradym 21 degree
  • Irons: Callaway Apex Pro Series Combo Set 4-11
  • Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw Black 54S, 58S
  • Putter: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5k Triple Wide

Rapid Q’s:

  • Graduation year: 2027
  • Best part of your golf game: Pitching and chipping
  • Biggest goal in golf: Play professionally on the LPGA Tour and become No. 1 in the world.
  • Favorite golfers: Tiger Woods and Rose Zhang
  • Favorite class in school: Language Arts
  • One interesting thing about you: Fluent in Mandarin
  • Did we miss anything you’d like to say? No
  • Where can we find you on social media: Instagram @angelazhanggolf