AJGA Alumni secures three consecutive wins at her first three collegiate events. Stanford Freshman, Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, matches school record for 54-hole score after her win on October 17th to lead Stanford women's golf to the Stanford Intercollegiate Championship at Stanford Golf Course.
Zhang is now tied for the school record for a 54-hole event which was set last season at the NCAA Stanford Regional by fellow AJGA Alumni Rachel Heck of Memphis, Tennessee, at 16-under-par 197.
An accomplishment that not even Tiger Woods achieved at Stanford, the freshman continues to add to her long list of accolades while only being in college for just a few months. Some note-worthy achievements Zhang had during her AJGA days include, 100 plus weeks at No.1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year, four-time first team Rolex Junior All-American, and the 72nd U.S. Girls' Junior Champion.
Two current members clenched wire-to-wire victories last weekend at the Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. Connor Williams of Escondido, California, breezed to victory after 36-holes of stroke play on October 23-24th.
Closely battling it out with fellow member and defending champion Ryan Voois of Ladera Ranch, California, Williams just squeezed ahead after leading Voois by two-strokes and carding eight-under-par 64 during the first round. Williams went on to secure his first state title after finishing the event 12-under-par 132.
The rising junior is verbally committed to Arizona State University and is No.192 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Williams had six top-10 national golf finishes during the 2021 season. The 17 year old was also a 2020 Honorable Mention Rolex Junior All-American.
Current member claims back-to-back victories at the Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. Senior Kelly Xu of Claremont, California, defends her title last weekend after carding 9-under-par 135.
Coming off of four AJGA wins this season, Erica Lee of Arcadia, California, was a challenge to the defending champ. Just three strokes back after the first round, and only one stroke behind after the second round, Lee put up a fight attempting to take the title from Xu. The 15 year old fell short after finishing the tournament 5-under-par 139, four strokes behind Xu.
Xu closes out 2021 as a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and is No.22 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The Stanford verbal commit was a member of the 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup team and is set to play in the Rolex Tournament of Champions November 20-25th.