CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The 2020 Rolex Girls Junior Championship was the second all-girls invitational of the AJGA season. Highlights included returning to Dalhousie Golf Club, a new amateur course record and strong field in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Rolex Girls Junior Championship returns to Dalhousie
The last time Dalhousie Golf Club hosted the Rolex Girls Junior Championship was in 2013. Alison Lee won the event with a score of 7-under-par 281. Dalhousie Golf Club was established in 2002 and has hosted 10 Missouri Golf Association Championships, the 2012 Missouri State Amateur Championship and 2015 USGA Women's Team Championship. The course is a Nicklaus Design that features 7,389 yards of old growth forests, with unique and spectacular water views of natural wildlife.
With 11 of the top 20 players in the Rolex AJGA Rankings in the field, it featured 41 players with at least one AJGA title. There were 15 players already with one win this season heading into the event. In addition to rankings, there were 13 Rolex Junior All-Americans and 20 players committed to play college golf.
Zhang earned eighth AJGA title
Zhang was the wire-to-wire leader with a four-day tournament total of 15-under-par 273. She started off strong as the 18-hole leader with a five-stroke advantage, shooting a new amateur course record of 8-under-par 64. She birdied her last four holes of the tournament to finish with a six-stroke victory. Zhang now holds all three Rolex honors with her victory at the 2019 Rolex Tournament of Champions, 2019 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and 2020 Rolex Girls Junior Championship.
It was a great week at Dalhousie Golf Club as the club hosted the @AJGAGolf's Rolex Girls Junior Championship!— OB Sports Golf Mgmt (@OBSportsGolf) August 24, 2020
Congratulations to Rose Zhang of Irvine, CA, who came away the winner!
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