Stanford star, top-ranked amateur Rose Zhang officially turns pro after back-to-back national titles


Ryan Young

Stanford star and the top-ranked females’s amateur Rose Zhang is formally turning pro.

Zhang revealed on Instagram on Friday that she would lastly be turning expert. The 20- year-old sophomore will make her launching at the inaugural Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club next week.

” The unlimited love, assistance and motivation from many individuals brought me to this point of my golf profession,” Zheng composed, in part. “From my colleagues to my coaches and fitness instructors, to my pals and my household– you have actually all been important in my journey, forming me as an individual and gamer while making sacrifices for my success. You have actually made it possible for me to pursue my dreams … Stanford is really an unique location with unique individuals. I would never ever take these amazing memories and experiences for approved. With that in mind, while I am pursuing my expert profession, I will continue to make my degree in the years to come. Stanford fam permanently.

” I value everybody who continues to think and support in me as I will be starting this brand-new chapter in my life. With faith in God’s strategy, I’m stired for what’s to come.”

Rose was rapidly offered an exemption to complete in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in July by the USGA on Friday. She was likewise offered an exemption into the AIG Women’s Open in Surrey, England in August.

The Irvine, California, native is possibly the very best amateur ladies’s golf player in history. Zhang won the McCormack Medal– an award provided to the leading amateur gamer on the planet by the R&A– 3 times and won the Annika Award– which is provided to the leading college ladies’s gamer– two times. She set the NCAA’s single-season scoring record two times, ascertaining to 68.81 throughout her sophomore season, and held a 69.42 average in 62 rounds.

Rose Zhang

Rose Zhang has actually been the top-ranked amateur golf enthusiast for a record 141 successive weeks, and won more in less trips at Stanford than Tiger Woods did. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

She won the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the 2021 U.S. Girls’ Junior and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur previously this year. Zhang made it at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open as a 16- year-old, and completed in 11 th at the 2020 ANA Inspiration– which is among the 5 significant champions on the LPGA.

She likewise won back-to-back specific NCAA titles– making her the very first female to ever do so at the Division I level– and led the Cardinal to a nationwide group title in 2015. Zhang won 12 of the 20 college competitions she played in, consisting of 8 of the 10 she played in this previous season, and matched the Pac-12 ladies’s golf wins record. Tiger Woods just won 11 times in his 26 begins while dipping into Stanford.

Zhang has actually been ranked No. 1 worldwide Amateur Golf Ranking for a record 141 successive weeks, going back to September 2020.

” It’s cliche to state, however I never ever imagined having the chance to coach the best female amateur of all-time,” Stanford coach Anne Walker stated in a declaration. “Rose Zhang has actually led our group with class both on and off the golf course every day for 2 years. She’s damaged every record, won every champion and taken our group to the top of college golf. I’m rather specific I’ll never ever coach anybody rather like Rose once again– she’s a generational gamer. Everybody at Stanford is much better for having actually been around Rose and we are so pleased she will be a Cardinal for Life.”

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