“Testament to the work I’ve put” – Rose Zhang joins elite list on winning third Mark H. McCormack Medal 


“Testament to the work I’ve put” – Rose Zhang joins elite list on winning third Mark H. McCormack Medal 

Rose Zhang

Young American golfer Rose Zhang won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world’s best female amateur golfer for the third consecutive year on Wednesday. With this, she joined the likes of Leona Maguire and Lydia Ko as the trio are all three-time winners of this prestigious award. 

Zhang, a rising sophomore at Stanford, has spent 101 consecutive weeks at No. 1 and is approaching Ko (130 weeks) and Maguire (135 weeks) on the all-time list. For those who don’t know, the McCormack Medal is given annually by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and R&A to the top-ranked female player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

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“My amateur career continues to be incredibly rewarding and humbling,” said Zhang, as quoted by Golf Week. “To be named the McCormack Medal recipient for the third time is a testament to the work I’ve put in and the support of those around me. This caps an incredible year and motivates me even further for the season ahead.”

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“Zhang is role model for the younger generation”

Rose Zhang
Rose Zhang

The 19-year-old Zhang won the NCAA individual title by three shots as a freshman last year at Stanford. The Californian golfer was named the winner of the 2022 ANNIKA Award, given annually to the player of the year in women’s college golf.

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“Rose continues to do things in the amateur game we haven’t seen in quite some time,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s Chief Championships Officer. “Her talent on the course is unmatched, but more importantly, the role model she is for the younger generation and the way she represents the game is admirable and inspiring. All of us at the USGA congratulate her on this outstanding achievement and look forward to seeing what’s next for her.”

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