World No. 1 Rose Zhang among notables skipping U.S. Women’s Amateur

The U.S. Women’s Amateur begins Monday at Chambers Bay in College Place, Washington.

The world’s top-ranked newbie, nevertheless, will not be there. Neither will seven of the highest 10 within the World Amateur Golf Rating, and 19 of the highest 25.

As a substitute, No. 1 Rose Zhang and 4 others inside that prime 25, a bunch that additionally contains Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad (2), England’s Caley McGinty (10), Anna Davis (18) and Japan’s Mizuki Hashimoto (22), opted to tee it up on this week’s LPGA main, the AIG Ladies’s Open in Scotland, which concludes Sunday for many who make the minimize. The opposite U.S Ladies’s Amateur absences, most notably Austria’s Emma Spitz (5), Germany’s Alexandra Forsterling (12) and Scotland’s Hannah Darling (15), presumably determined to remain house to relaxation up for the upcoming faculty semester as most of them are from Europe.

Zhang, although, will depart the most important void within the discipline at Chambers Bay. The Stanford sophomore, recent off profitable the NCAA particular person title and Annika Award as faculty golf’s participant of the yr as a freshman, is a previous champion of the Ladies’s Am, profitable in 2019. She additionally received the U.S. Women’ Junior final summer time and has twice represented the U.S. within the Curtis Cup.

Full-field scores from the AIG Ladies’s Open

The Ladies’s Open will mark Zhang’s third main begin of the season. She tied for 40th on the U.S. Ladies’s Open and shared 65th (with Davis, the reigning Augusta Nationwide Ladies’s Amateur winner) two weeks in the past at Evian.

Zhang’s teammate Rachel Heck is the highest-ranked participant within the U.S. Ladies’s Amateur at No. 3 on the planet. Japan’s Tsubasa Kajitani (6), Emilia Migliaccio (9) and Amari Avery (11) are the subsequent highest-ranked gamers within the discipline at Chambers, and Jensen Citadel is again to defend her title. Heck, Kajitani and Migliaccio might be grouped collectively for stroke play.

Final yr, the Women’s Open was performed two weeks after the Women’s Am. The USGA introduced the dates for this week’s championship in Might 2021, earlier than the LPGA launched its 2022 schedule final November.


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