More good news continues to come! Last Sunday Rose Zhang, a junior at the Pacific Academy in Irvine, won the Group Championship on behalf of Team USA in the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games (Pan Am) in Lima, Peru, helping Team USA gain another gold medal on the last day of the 2019 Pan Am.
Rose not only performed well in her individual competition, but she is also the youngest golfer among Team USA. At the age of 16, Rose, a highly skilled player with excellent academic performance, has been orally accepted by Stanford University.
Ethan Sun, a recent graduate from Pacific Academy, also won a gold medal in the Taekwondo Mixed Teams Freestyle as well as the fourth place in the Taekwondo Mixed Pairs Poomsae for Team USA in 2019 Pan Am a few days ago!
Rose is one of the only five amateurs to make the cut at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, and she is the #1 ranked female junior golfer in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The recent rankings and honors that Rose gained include;
· Currently ranked No. 1 nationally for girl's junior golf players 19 years-old and under
· Currently ranked No. 15 internationally by World Amateur Golf Ranking
· Top finishes since 2018: 1st place 2019 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, 1st place ANA Junior Inspiration 2018, 1st place Swinging Skirts AJGA 2018, 1st place, The PING Invitational 2018; 2nd place U.S. Women's Open - Amateur 2019, Thunderbird International Junior 2019, Girl’s Junior PGA Championship 2018; 3rd place ANA Junior Inspiration 2019; T17th place Augusta National Women's Amateur 2019
· Represented Team USA and won the Junior Ryder Cup 2018; Represented the West Team and won the Wyndham Cup 2018; Represented Team USA and won the Team's 3rd place at 2019 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup
Congratulations to Team USA, and congratulations to Rose!