The Masters Tournament announced today the establishment of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
The 54-hole, stroke play tournament will feature a 72-player field, comprised of winners of six recognized amateur championships along with the players appearing in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
In 2019, the first two rounds will be contested at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta. After a cut to the low 30 scores, the final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6, when an amateur champion will be crowned for the first time ever at the home of the Masters.
“Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts left behind a legacy of always trying to contribute meaningfully to the game of golf,” said Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley, a former U.S. Amateur winner.
“The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship embodies that principle, and we believe this event will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the women’s game.
“Our hope and expectation is that this event will further energize those who already love the sport and inspire others through the dream of competing at Augusta National.”
The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship will now lead into the next day’s Drive, Chip and Putt, followed by the Masters Tournament on Monday.
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