Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 6:36 p.m. AUGUSTA, Ga. – Invitations to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur were sent earlier this month and responses continue to be accepted. To date, 66 of 72 players have been confirmed for the inaugural event taking place April 3-6. “Receiving an invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is representative of a remarkable amateur career, and so much more,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “We share in the excitement of the players, not only for what will unfold in April, but also for what their involvement will mean to increase interest in the women’s game.” A current listing of the confirmed field is included below. Player biographies are also available on the event’s official website, ANWAgolf.com. Gathering the week before the Masters Tournament in April, the international field will compete over 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to 30 players taking place after 36 holes. The first two rounds will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round Friday, April 5. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6 and will feature the competitors who made the cut. As announced in September, NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours (Noon – 3 pm ET) of live final-round coverage of the event at Augusta National. Golf Channel will deliver on-site highlights, live reports and news coverage throughout the event. Additionally, Golf Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence on Friday, April 5 at Augusta National to provide coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals and the Masters Tournament. Tickets to the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur are sold out following an online ticket application process. No tickets will be available at the gates.
For more information, please visit ANWAgolf.com and follow the event’s official social media channels (@ANWAgolf) across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Media inquiries may be directed to Augusta National Golf Club’s Director of Communications, Steve Ethun, who may be reached at 706-667-6705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.