Player: Katherine Zhu
University: UC Berkeley
Area of Study: BA
Expected Graduation: 2018
Soldier Honored: Bernard L. Deghand
Junior (2020-21): Led the team in scoring average for the second straight year (74.3). ...Shot a career-best 6-under par 210 to finish in a tie for eighth place at the Gunrock Invitational. ... Was 8-over in a tri-meet with Stanford and San Jose State to finish in a tie for sixth. ... Carded a 2-over par 218 to finish 25th at the PING/ASU Invitational. .. Had seven rounds at par or better.
Sophomore (2019-20): Followed up a historic freshman season by emerging as one of the Pac-12's top players as a sophomore. ...Won her first collegiate tournament at the Gunrock Invitational, carding a 4-under par 68 in the final round to win the tournament by three strokes at 1-under par overall. ... Followed up her victory at the Gunrock Invitational by tying for third place with teammate Jasmine Lew at the Juli Inkster Invitational with a 1-under 215. ...Had two other top-20 finishes, placing in a tie for 12th at the IJGA Collegiate Invitational at 1-under par and a tie for 16th at the Stanford Intercollegiate at 1-over 214. ...Led the team with a 73.2 scoring average. ...Had nine rounds par or better. ... Finished the season as the No. 85-ranked golfer in the nation, according to GolfStat. ... Advanced to match play of the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in August.
Freshman (2018-19): Played in all 11 tournaments as she notched one of the best freshmen campaigns in school history... Set the school record for lowest freshman scoring average as she tallied a 73.58 mark to pass Marianne Li’s 2015-16 mark of 74.03... Tied for second place in her second tournament as a Bear as she shot a 212 (-1) at the Coeur D'Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational thanks to a second-round 69... Followed that by tying for fifth-place amongst a loaded field at the Pac-12 Preview with two of her 10 under-par rounds leading to a 216 (-3)... Recorded five top-10 finishes and went through a streak of nine straight top-25 finishes.
High School: Competed in the US Women's Amateur Tournament... Competed in the US Girls Junior tournament twice including the 2018 tournament where she made the cut and qualified for the round of 64... Ranked Sixth in the AJGA Rolex Rankings and the Golfweek rankings for the 2018 class... Made the cut at the 2017 LPGA Bridge Tournament... Two-time AJGA Champion... Named three-time player of the year by the WBAL... Took fourth in the CIF Central Coast Sectional... Recorded a personal best of 29 in a nine-hole match... First male or female player to win the WBAL league individual championship in four consecutive seasons... Named to the 2016 Rolex Junior All-America Team... Named to the 2014 GGGA Jr. All-Star Team... AP scholar with distinction.
Personal: Daughter of Bo Gan and Qiang Zhu... Undeclared major.