Rose Zhang lately became the initially lady to win back-to-back NCAA person national titles, effectively defending her trophy in Arizona 20-old, who now has a lot more victories as a Stanford golfer than Tiger Woods, turns pro and awarded unique exemption for AIG Women’s Open
15:40, UK, Friday 26 May perhaps 2023
Major amateur Rose Zhang has turned qualified and been provided a unique exemption for the AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath.
Zhang, who lately turned 20, will compete at the big for the third time when it is held from August 9-13, obtaining played as an amateur for the earlier two years.
The American missed the reduce by 1 stroke at Carnoustie in 2021 but completed in a tie for 28th location at Muirfield final year to win the Smyth Salver as the top amateur.
Zhang won the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this year
Earlier this month, Zhang became the initially lady to win back-to-back NCAA person national titles, effectively defending her trophy in Arizona as she eclipsed the quantity of victories Tiger Woods accomplished as a Stanford University golfer.
Her achievements in the amateur game incorporate spending 141 weeks at the prime of the rankings, winning the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this year and the US Women’s Amateur in 2020, and assisting America’s Curtis Cup group to victories overs Wonderful Britain and Ireland in 2021 and 2022.
Zhang stated of getting awarded a spot at the Women’s Open: “I am honoured to have received a unique exemption. I would like to thank The R&A for delivering me with this remarkable chance at the extremely starting of my qualified profession and I hope to make the most of it.
Zhang has a lot more wins as a Stanford University golfer than Tiger Woods
“I have good memories of winning the Smyth Salver at Muirfield final year and was proud to see my name alongside so numerous good names on that trophy. The AIG Women’s Open is a championship I would like to win 1 day and if that have been to be at Walton Heath it would be extremely unique.”
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A stated: “Rose Zhang is an extremely talented golfer who has currently written her name into the history books as an amateur golfer.
“It is extremely uncommon that we grant a unique exemption for the AIG Women’s Open but we think that Rose’s exceptional achievements to date warrant her inclusion.”