World #1 Women’s Amateur, Rose Zhang and 2021 Stanford commit is continuing to make her mark in women’s golf. Beside being the #1
World Amateur , Rose has also been the #1 in the Rolex AJGA Junior Rankings for 116 consecutive weeks and still counting. In the Covid-19 shortened 20-21 seasons, Rose has continued her outstanding play by winning the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur, playing with an impinged wrist for the remainder of the season. Following the Women’s Amateur victory, Rose won the Rolex Girls Championship. The followers got within a shot on the back side, when she said, “that’s close enough”, and proceeded to run off birdies on 15- 16-17 and 18 to win by shots!
In September, Rose made good use of her sponsor’s exemption into the ANA Inspirational, by finishing T11 and setting the Amateur record by going birdie-birdie on the 71st and 72nd hole of this major championship. Rose was 1 behind Gabby Ruffles (USC senior) at -6 under, when she made her move on the 71st and 72nd holes to break Michelle Wie’s, 2004 record. The following week she moved to #1 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).
In 2021 Rose placed 3rd in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and finished 2nd at the Carlisle Arizona Golf Classic (Symetra Tour). In December of 2020 RZ finished 67th in the Women’s U.S. Open. Rose won all four AJGA Invitationals, the Rolex Tournament of Champions, PING and the Rolex Girls Junior Championship Championship. Rose finished T33 in the LPGA LOTTE Championship at Kapolei, HI. She represented herself well with 67-68-70-70 -13.
At the 2019 Pam American Games, Rose was a gold medal winner on the U.S. Mixed-gender team and finished 8th in the individual competitors.
Rose has been the most dynamic player in junior golf for over a decade. She will enter Stanford in the fall and play for the Stanford Cardinal under Coach Anne Walker. This summer, RZ will be playing for the United States in the Curtis Cup in Ireland. She was on the winning Junior Solheim Cup in 2017 and 2019 and was on the winning 2018 Junior Ryder Cup.
Rose’s accolades do not stop here, she has won most everywhere she has played and is looking forward to playing well and enjoying her time at Stanford.