Globe No 1 amateur Rose Zhang turns experienced, offered exemption for AIG Women’s Open | Golf News
Rose Zhang lately became the initial lady to win back-to-back NCAA person national titles, effectively defending her trophy in Arizona 20-old, who now has extra victories as a Stanford golfer than Tiger Woods, turns pro and awarded unique exemption for AIG Women’s Open
15:40, UK, Friday 26 Could 2023
Top amateur Rose Zhang has turned experienced and been offered a unique exemption for the AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath.
Zhang, who lately turned 20, will compete at the significant for the third time when it is held from August 9-13, getting played as an amateur for the earlier two years.
The American missed the reduce by a single stroke at Carnoustie in 2021 but completed in a tie for 28th location at Muirfield final year to win the Smyth Salver as the major amateur.
Zhang won the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this year
Earlier this month, Zhang became the initial 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 involve spending 141 weeks at the best 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 Fantastic Britain and Ireland in 2021 and 2022.
Zhang mentioned of becoming 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 supplying me with this outstanding chance at the incredibly starting of my experienced profession and I hope to make the most of it.
Zhang has extra wins as a Stanford University golfer than Tiger Woods
“I have wonderful memories of winning the Smyth Salver at Muirfield final year and was proud to see my name alongside so lots of wonderful names on that trophy. The AIG Women’s Open is a championship I would really like to win a single day and if that have been to be at Walton Heath it would be incredibly unique.”
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A mentioned: “Rose Zhang is an extremely talented golfer who has currently written her name into the history books as an amateur golfer.
“It is incredibly 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.”