Leaving the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club last summertime, it appeared just about specific that Rose Zhang would certainly transform professional. Her fresher period was one for the document publications, and also it finished with a set of NCAA titles (private and also group) and also epic standing in her wake.
But while the golf globe anticipated the professional to take her skills to the pros, Zhang had various other strategies.
A couple of weeks later on at the united state Women’s Open, the 19-year-old made a sensational statement– she would certainly be protecting her amateur standing and also returning to Stanford for another period.
“It’s always been the plan — I’ve always wanted to stay at least a couple years before I decide anything,” Zhang stated at the time. “Another year won’t hurt anyone. I’m really excited to see and experience more things at Stanford.”
Zhang has actually grabbed right where she ended in yearNo 2 inPalo Alto Midway via the springtime period, she’s currently signed up 5 private triumphes, bumping her college occupation total amount to 9. That win complete connections her atop the Stanford document publications with LPGA pro Andrea Lee– and also there’s little factor to uncertainty she’ll quickly exceed that number.
Now travelling to what is nearly surely a second-straight Annika Award, Zhang has actually includedanother accolade to her impressive resume With today’s World Amateur Golf Ranking upgrade, the student has actually formally exceeded Lydia Ko’s document for a lot of successive weeks atNo 1. Zhang has actually currently been the top-ranked amateur worldwide for 131 successive weeks, the lengthiest touch throughout both the males’s and also ladies’s positions.
If she can keep theNo 1 placing for 5 even more weeks, Zhang will certainly likewise exceed Leona Maguire for a lot of complete weeks atNo 1 with 136 weeks.
With the Augusta National Women’s Amateur turning up in simply a couple of weeks, Zhang will certainly have yet another chance to include some equipment to her prize area. She notoriously led the event deep right into the last round 2 years ago prior to an Amen Corner three-way bogey rushed her hopes.
“It would be absolutely amazing,” she stated of the opportunity of compensatory herself atAugusta “Just playing in [the ANWA] is part of history. To have your name on the trophy would just be even more amazing.”
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