On the day she broke Leonna Maguire’s record for most consecutive weeks ranked as the No. 1 female amateur in the world, Stanford’s Rose Zhang added the Pac-12 Conference individual title to her handsome trophy case as she completed a dominating wire-to-wire victory at Papago Park for her 10th collegiate victory.
The reigning NCAA and ANWA champion carded rounds of 67-68-69 to finish at 12-under 204 to tie the Pac-12 Conference scoring record. She finished seven strokes clear of Arizona State’s Beth Coulter, which was the largest margin of victory in the history of the championship. The Stanford sophomore, who took a four-shot lead into the final round, finished seven strokes clear of Arizona State’s Beth Coulter, marking the largest margin of victory in the history of the championship.
Zhang is the third Stanford player to win the conference’s individual crown which marked her 10th collegiate victory in 18 career starts, which is a Stanford record.
Unfortunately for Stanford, Zhang was the only player to finish in the red over three days at Papago. Freshman Kelly Xu (74-71-71) finished tied for 17th at even par while the three other players in the Cardinal lineup were a combined 12-over.
The Pac-12 Conference figures to be well-represented in the NCAA Regionals when the field is announced next Wednesday.