On Tuesday, 17-year-old Alexa Pano announced via Instagram her decision to turn pro. She will make her professional debut at the Copper Rock Championship in Hurricane, Utah, April 21-23.
Pano finished in a tie for 10th at Stage II of the 2021 LPGA Qualifying Tournament to first earn Epson Tour membership. She did not meet the minimum age requirements to advance to the LPGA Q-Series.
A three-time winner of the Doherty Women’s Amateur Championship, two-time winner of the Dustin Johnson World Junior presented by LA Golf and runner-up at the 2018 U.S. Girls Junior Championship, Pano is coming off a tied for 12th performance in her third appearance at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. The Epson Tour rookie was a member of the victorious Team USA for the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup and 2019 Junior Solheim Cup.