Rose Zhang and Anna Dong, lost in the Quarter-Final’s of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Championship. The young team from Southern California, were defeated 4&2, by a talented team that have root’s at Louisiana State University (LSU). Kendall Griffin, will be a sophomore and Kathleen Gallagher, (whose father is an analyst with The Golf Channel) will enter LSU, as a freshman, this fall. Kendall and Kathleen, made 6 birdies in 16 hole’s to trump the two birdies, that Rose and Anna were able to make in the afternoon Quarter-Final round.
In the 36 hole’s of stroke play and the round of 32 and 16, the birdies seem to come easier for Rose and Anna. Playing 5 round’s (approximately 90 holes), in 4 day’s is a difficult task, at best, and will challenge the best players in the world. This writer, would think that Rose and Anna learned a lot about match play, the challenge’s it present’s to those who have not had a lot of experience, in how tough it is to sustain a high level of performance, over so many hole’s, played in a 4 day period. It is physically and mentally challenging. Rose and Anna, should be proud of their accomplishment and performance in their first U.S.G.A. Team event.
Rose Zhang, will return to Irvine, prepare for her 8th grade final exam’s, while preparing for her next event. Rose, will play in the Rolex Girls Junior Championship that will be contested at Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C. The invitational will be played June 12, 2017-June 16, 2017.