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Amateur Roundup: Zhang Strolls to Azalea Title

Andy Zhang

Charleston, South Carolina – Junior standout Andy Zhang captured the biggest tournament victory of his young life when he claimed the Azalea Invitational title at the Country Club of Charleston. Zhang shot 15-under-par 269 to win this traditional spring season-opener by a whopping six shots over high school junior Trent Phillips.

Zhang took a three-shot lead over mid-amateur Patrick Christovich into the final round after stringing together three consecutive 4-under-par 67s. The 18-year-old University of Florida commit made three front-nine birdies to stretch his lead to five, and from there he coasted in.

Zhang, who has been competing since he was 10, is ranked fifth in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings. He is a Beijing native who has lived in America …..READ FULL ARTICLE



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