In 2019, Zhang was one of the youngest competitors in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. She was named by American Junior Golf Association as the 2019 Girls Rolex Junior Player of the Year.
She competed in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open at 16 years of age.
At the 2019 Pan American Games, she was on the winning U.S. mixed-gender team and placed eighth in the individual competition.
Zhang won the U.S. Women’s Amateur in August 2020 after defeating Gabriela Ruffels in the final on the 38th hole.
Following the win, Zhang rose to number 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in September 2020 after finishing T-11 at the 2020 ANA Inspiration, an LPGA major. She has won three times the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the top-ranked amateur at the end of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons.
In May 2022, Zhang won the individual NCAA Championship by 3 shots. On her 19th birthday she was presented with the Annika Award for best female college golfer of the year. She then clinched Stanford’s second NCAA team title by winning the final match, 3 and 1.
In 2022, Callaway Golf announced its first name, image, and likeness deal with Zhang, making her the company’s first student athlete. Zhang has also signed with Amundi, Beat’s, Uswing and Paradox.
In June 2022, Adidas announced its first name, image, and likeness deal with Zhang, making her the company’s first student athlete. The multi-year deal was announced on the morning of Zhang entering the U.S. Women’s Open.
- 2016 AJGA – CJGT Junior at Yorba Linda
- 2017 Junior PGA Championship, Junior America’s Cup
- 2018 ANA Junior Inspiration, Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational, The PING Invitational
- 2019 Toyota Junior World Cup, Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational, Rolex Tournament of Champions
- 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur, Rolex Girls Junior Championship, The PING Invitational, Rolex Tournament of Champions
- 2021 U.S. Girls’ Junior, Molly Collegiate Invitational, Windy City Collegiate Classic, Stanford Intercollegiate, Spirit International Amateur Championship (individual)
- 2021 Won her first three college tournaments as a Stanford freshman, breaking Tiger Wood’s record.
- 2022 NCAA Championship
- 2022 won her fifth college tournament at the Carmel Cup setting a Pebble Beach Golf Link’s Women’s record with a 63.
- Has played in 10 major’s as an amateur.
U.S. national team appearances
- Junior Solheim Cup: 2017 (winners), 2019 (winners)
- Junior Ryder Cup: 2018 (winners)
- Curtis Cup: 2021 (winners), 2022 (winners)
- Spirit International Amateur: 2021 (winners)
- Arnold Palmer Cup: 2022