Editor's Note: Rose Zhang was recently named the Global Golf Post women's amateur of the year. Zhang, along with 49 other women amateur golfers of varying ages, was honored in the November 13 issue.
Rose Zhang hadn’t missed a lot of steps along her way to becoming the greatest female amateur in the modern era.
Zhang checked off the U.S. Women’s Amateur at age 17 before she won the U.S. Girls’ Junior a year later in 2021. She won the individual and 2022 team NCAA Championship in her first season at Stanford. By the time she left the amateur ranks as a sophomore after repeating as NCAA individual champion in May – the first woman to win the national title twice – Zhang had compiled more collegiate victories (12) in only 20 starts than a notable fellow former Cardinal, Tiger Woods.
But there was one glaring omission on her dominant female amateur immortal bingo card: the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Zhang was 0-for-3 despite being the only player to reach the final round every year on the storied home co...
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