Rose Zhang just broke a record set by Lydia Ko, and a Tiger Woods record is in sight

Rose Zhang now holds another amateur record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1. Following this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking update, Zhang has now held the top spot for 131 consecutive weeks, passing Lydia Ko, who is currently No. 1 in the professional Rolex ranking.

Should she remain at No. 1 next month, Zhang will pass Leona Maguire for most total weeks at No. 1 on April 19 with 136 weeks.

Last week, Zhang, a two-time USGA champion, recorded her ninth collegiate victory, matching the Stanford women’s record set by Andrea Lee. The two-shot win at Juli Inkster at the Meadow Club Invitational was Zhang’s fifth win in six starts this season.

Tiger Woods (26 starts), Maverick McNealy (45 starts) and Patrick Rodgers (35 starts) hold the record for most wins among both the men’s and women’s teams at Stanford with 11.

Zhang, who has played in just 16 events for the Cardinal so far, has 13 top-two finishes in that stretch. Her only career finish outside the top 10 was a tie for 12th earlier this season at the Stephens Cup.

“I always say nobody goes to Stanford to be mediocre,” McNealy said earlier this week at the Valspar Championship, “and that team certainly epitomizes that. It’s fun to watch Rose do what she does.

Former Arizona star and LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Lorena Ochoa holds the Pac-12 record for career wins with 12. Washington State’s Kim Welch had 11 and Arizona’s Marisa Baena had 10.

Five events remain on Stanford’s spring schedule.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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