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Augusta National Women’s Amateur gets back underway

The names of Alexa Melton and Ashley Gilliam of the United States are posted to open Round 1 of...
The names of Alexa Melton and Ashley Gilliam of the United States are posted to open Round 1 of the Augusta National Women's Amateur, Wednesday, March 31, 2021.(Chris Trotman | Chris Trotman/Augusta National)
Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 7:43 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The first round of the second-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur is stretching a little longer than anticipated.

On Wednesday afternoon, first-round play was suspended because of weather.

That first round continues today.

Players who did not finish were to start back right where they left off.

The first round started at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at Champions Retreat Golf Club.

Augusta National’s Women’s Amateur Tournament

Of the 82 players in the tournament, only six are under par right now.

The rest of the field, including third-ranked amateur in the world Pauline Roussin-Bouchard was over par.

“It was a tough day for me,” Roussin-Bouchard said.

“I really handled the par 5s really, really badly. So I lost a couple shots on that. Then I mean, it was tough out there with the wind and all that.”

Katherine Smith is in the lead at 4 under par through 11 holes.

Then after that, it’s a five-way tie for second place.

Round 1 continued this morning.

The first group will also tee off for the second round at the same time.

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