Rose Chang (USA), world number 1 in women’s amateur golf, won the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament.
Jang shot a 4-over par 76 with 2 birdies, 4 bogeys and 1 double bogey in the 3rd round on the final day of the tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club (par 72) in Augusta, Georgia, USA today.
She recorded a total of 9 under par 207 strokes on three days, and after playing overtime with Jenny Bae (USA), she won by keeping par at the 10th hole (par 4), the second extension.
Jang is Chinese-American and Bae is Korean-American. 토토사이트
Zhang, who led by 5 strokes until her second round, played with her father (Zhang Haibin) as her caddy again on this day, but lost many of her strokes.
The first and second rounds of this competition will be held at Champions Retreat in Evans, Georgia, USA, and only the final three rounds will be held at Augusta National, where the Masters competition will be held.
After Jang finished her second round, she said, “Round 3 I’m going to work with the Augusta National Club caddy,” but then she changed her mind and continued to round the course with her father at Augusta National.
Zhang, who won, was born in 2003 and was ranked No. 1 in the women’s amateur world in September 2020.
Attending Stanford University, she won two gold medals in the individual and team events of the NCAA last year, and also received the Annika Award for the best female collegiate athlete.
She also raised expectations as an up-and-coming star early on, as she signed a sponsorship contract with global sports brand Adidas.
National team member Lim Ji-yu tied for 5th with a 2 under par 214 strokes, the best performance by a Korean player in this tournament founded in 2019.
Last year, Bang Shin-sil’s tie for 8th place was the previous highest ranking for a Korean player.