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Rose Zhang Breaks World Amateur Golf Ranking Record

Rose Zhang Breaks World Amateur Golf Ranking Record

Rose Zhang has broken the record previously set by Leona Maguire for the number of weeks as the No. 1 golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

The 19-year-old American amateur, who is a two-time USGA champion, has currently spent 136 weeks at the summit of the World Amateur Golf Ranking, now moving ahead of previous record holder Leona Maguire who spent 135 weeks as the world’s leader women’s amateur golfer set in 2018.

Zhang first cemented her place at the top of the ranking in July 2020 and has also previously broken another record, surpassing Lydia Ko for the record of being at the top of the ranking for 130 consecutive weeks.

“It’s an unbelievable honor and a testament to a lot of hard work not just by me but by my team as well,” said Zhang. “Passing names like Lydia and Leona on any list is incredible; they’ve both gone on to have such impressive professional careers and are great role models in golf. I’m grateful for all the support I’ve received and look forward to continuing to pursue my dreams in this game.”

“I want to congratulate Rose on this amazing achievement,” said Maguire. “It takes so much hard work and determination to become the world’s number one amateur golfer and to consistently hold that position for a record-breaking number of weeks shows just how good a golfer Rose really is. She is a future star of the game.”

“I want to congratulate Rose on this amazing achievement,” said Maguire who previously held the record. “It takes so much hard work and determination to become the world’s number one amateur golfer and to consistently hold that position for a record-breaking number of weeks shows just how good a golfer Rose really is. She is a future star of the game.”