A course record for Zhang as Stanford surges at Carmel Cup
The legend of Rose Zhang
The Stanford sophomore carded a 9-under 63 on Saturday to set a new women's course record at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, helping the top-ranked Cardinal open up a nine-stroke lead over Texas A&M after two rounds of the Carmel Cup.
Zhang's 9-under round consisted of seven birdies and an eagle on Pebble Beach's par-5, 463-yard sixth hole. Her performance vaulted the world's No. 1 ranked female amateur to the top of the leaderboard at 13-under 131, which is five strokes clear of her closest pursuer, Jennie Park
of Texas A&M, who is at 8-under 136 following rounds of 66-70.
Brittany Lincicome set the previous record of 8-under 64 in 2021 at the 50th annual TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational, the only tournament that pits players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Korn Ferry Tours against each other.
Zhang's 13-under 131 through two rounds ties Rachel Heck's
36-hole school record, which was set at the 2022 Gunrock Invitational at Del Paso Country Club. It's also the second time in her collegiate career Zhang has broken a course record after shooting an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Juli Inkster Collegiate last March at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.
Stanford's highly-touted freshman Megha Ganne's
collegiate career is off to a fast start, as the Holmdel, NJ native and Curtis Cup team member sits in third place at 6-under 138 after turning in her second consecutive 3-under round of 69.
(-3) of Texas Tech and Maddison Hinson-Tolchard
(-2) of Oklahoma State round out the top-five.
The Carmel Cup concludes on Sunday.
ABOUT THE Women's Carmel Cup
Started in 2022, the Women's Carmel Cup is a 54-
event played at
Number 1 ranked public golf course in the United
States, Pebble Beach Golf Links. Its field comprised
top teams from the Big 12 and SEC. There are team
(best five scores out of six
players each round) and individual competitions.
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