Weeks After Breaking 27-Year-Old Record of Tiger Woods, Another Feat From Rose Zhang Makes Her the New Collegiate Great

Published 05/23/2023, 4:08 AM EDT

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After breaking the 27-year record of the legendary Tiger Woods, Rose Zhang has yet again achieved a new feat. While there are many professional endowments associated with the 82-time PGA Tour winner, his pre-pro era is also a legacy. One that many golfers have tried to surpass but haven’t succeeded much.

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However, the young golfer, who has taken the golf community by surprise, seems to be inheriting it. Through her classy drives and unparalleled skills, Zhang has managed to achieve more than anyone could have ever imagined! After her recent triumph, which marked her 11th victory, the fastest by any Standford golfer, she has added another feather to her cap.

Rose Zhang makes history with her latest win

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The NCAA Championship 2023 witnessed budding golfers displaying great sportsmanship and matchplay. The young Standford student, Zhang, managed to achieve the dream of many. With a powerful bogey-free 4-under 68 shot, she clinched her individual victory, making the teen sensation the first golfer to win the NCAA women’s golf individual title for two consecutive years!

Last year, also in the finale of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Championship, Zhang signed her name on the individual national timesheet as Stanford defeated Oregon. Not only was she able to win back-to-back national titles, but she also tied Lorena Ochoa for the NCAA record for wins in a season.

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It just appears that the 19-year-old is a reservoir of exceptional talent and is able to execute it well on the greens. Moreover, her success on Monday was followed by a great compliment from her coach. The Stanford coach, Anne Walker, commenting on Rose’s historical victory, said, “I was really fortunate to play at the same time as Lorena Ochoa and I felt her greatness was unmatched.” She also added, “Rose Zhang really reminds me a lot of Lorena.

Not the first time for young Rose to build a record

Just earlier this month, Rose left the golf world in awe with her 11th victory in just 19 tournament starts. This record registered her name alongside Tiger Woods and other Standford alumni like Maverick McNealy and Patrick Rodgers. Now, with this twelfth victory, she has surpassed all three golfers. In addition, her game in Washington was phenomenal for another reason as well.

Apart from sharing the total number of victories with the 15-time major winner, she outclassed the other amateur golfers. Her finish in the 54-hole event set the record for the best tournament score. The previous record holder is now short of the impressive three strokes from Zhang.

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Impressively, Rose Zhang has other titles to flaunt as well. As a rising golfer, she has achieved many laurels. This encompasses the individual title at the NCAA D-I Pullman Regional and a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. Not only this, the skillful teen has a US Women’s Amateur victory under her belt as well, which she won in 2020.

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With an extremely high caliber, great responsibilities are bound to follow. What do you think of Rose Zhang and her talented game on the greens? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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Areeba Basharat

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Areeba Basharat is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. She drives inspiration from the women players at the LPGA who've taken the sport to a level that allows female golfers to flourish and thrive with grace. Areeba defines her love for the sport by quoting legend, Michelle Wie West : "The first time I grabbed a golf club, I knew that I would do it for the rest of my life."
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