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    Nicole Zhang
    Nicole Zhang


    Calgary, Alberta

    High School:
    Bishop Carroll

    Last College:
    Notre Dame A relaxed Zhang takes down Women's Am medalist

    2012-13: Tied for 15th with a 1-over 73 at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28) only one round was played due to weather... Finished in the top 20 at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championships (Oct. 12-14) ... Tied for 15th with a 3-over 219 (76-71-72) ... Led Northwestern at its own Windy City Collegiate Classic ... Finished at an even 216 with two rounds of 2-under 70 (76-70-70) ... Posted first top-10 finish at NU, tying for fourth at Windy City ... Eagled the par-4, 350-yard 17th hole at the Glen View Club during the second round ... Made Northwestern debut at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invite (Sept. 17-18) ... Started with a 1-under 72 in first round ... Posted a 7-over 226 (72-78-76) to tie for 32nd ... Advanced to the semifinal at the 112th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in August ... Qualified for match play with a 17th-place total of even-par 144 ... Won four matches, including a 1-up win over top-seeded Hyo-Joo Kim of Korea.

    2011-12: Did not compete

    2010-11 (at Notre Dame): First Irish golfer to compete in the U.S Women's Open (summer of 2010) ... earned all-BIG EAST honors and a spot on the NGCA All-Central Region team ... led the Irish in 2010-11 with a 74.3 stroke average ... competed in the starting five at every fall tournament dur- ing her first season with the Irish, finishing with the top team score at four of those competitions ... recorded the best stroke average on the team with a 72.1 and earned four top-10 finishes dur- ing the fall ... carded a nine-under par 207 after shooting rounds of 69-67-71 in her collegiate debut at the Mary Fossum Invitational in leading the Irish to the team championship ... was the only player to finish under par over the three rounds, while her 207 was a tournament record and a program best for 54-holes ... her second- round score of 67 was the second-lowest ever by an Irish golfer ... fired a 218 (73-75-70) and tied for second overall as Notre Dame finished first at the William K. Warren Irish Invite ... recorded a 216 (73-71-72) for a ninth-place finish, while the team finished fifth at the Mercedes-Benz Championships ... carded a 224 (75-73-76) to finish 17th individually at the Landfall Tradition as Notre Dame finished sixth overall as a team ... recorded her second-best 54 hole total of season with a 215 (72-73-70) at the Alamo Invitational good for a third-place finish individually as the Irish took third place as a team ... finished the fall season ranked 20th by, making her the No. 1 ranked freshman golfer in the country ... opened the spring season with another top- 10, carding a 76-74-69 (219) at the Central District Invitational ... finished tied for 14th at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational with a 228 (72-75-81) ... missed her only round of the season when she withdrew from the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate due to injury ... rebounded in the final regular-season match, the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, by card- ing a 224 (78-75-71), good for a tie for 15th ... posted a 77-74-83 for a total of 234 (+18) at the BIG EAST Championship ... fin- ished in the top-10 (tied for eighth) at the NCAA Central Regional at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course with a 223 (71-78- 75) ... carded rounds of 77, 79, 74 and 85 at the NCAA Championship to conclude her season ... National Golf Association All-Scholar Team ... earned a monogram.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Bishop Carroll (ALB) ... ranked 13th according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking ... ranked 10th according to Golfweek ... first Notre Dame women's golfer to compete in the U.S. Women's Open ... advanced to the round-of-32 at the Women's Amateur Public Links Championship ,,, advanced to the round-of-64 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship ... finished sixth with a 219 (71-73-75) at the American Junior Golf Association's Emerson Junior Golf Classic in 2009 ... finished 31st at the United States Golf Association's Girls Junior Amateur Championship in 2009 ... Medalist at the 2009 Polo Golf Junior Classic, carding a 70 and 66 ... recorded a seventh-place finish (69-70-75-75) at the Rolex Tournament of Champions ... Tied for fifth (72, 73, 70) in a field of 76 at the 2010 Rolex Girls Junior Championship ... 2010 Rolex Junior All-American Honorable Mention team ... daughter of Charles and Jen Zhang.

    Zhang's Career Statistics

    Season Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Round Top 10/20


    4 10 734 73.40 70 (2) 1/3

    (at Notre Dame)

    12 36 2,676 74.33 67 6/10
    Career 16 46 3,410 74.13 67

    Best Finish: 1st -- Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 25-26, 2010)*
    Low Round: 67 -- Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 25, 2010)*
    Low 54-Hole Score: 207 -- Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 25-26, 2010)*
    Low 72-Hole Score: 315 -- NCAA Finals (May 18-21, 2011)*

    * indicates scores set at Notre Dame