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Augusta National Women's Amateur: What you need to know!

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Published: Mar. 27, 2019 at 10:36 AM EDT
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The first-ever

kicks off at the famed home of the Masters tournament on April 3rd, running until April 6th.

This year's competition is unlike anything else at the Augusta National Golf Club, with a competitive field full of talented women.

Four legends in women's golf will help kick off Augusta National's Women's Amateur. World Golf Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa, and Se Ri Pak have accepted invitations from Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, to attend the inaugural playing of this historic championship. They will be the featured guests at a player-only function Friday, April 5.

Keeping with Augusta National's storied tradition, thefour legends will also take part in a special first tee ceremony to begin the final round of play at Augusta National.

“The young players competing in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur have grown up inspired by the contributions and accomplishments of Annika Sorenstam, Nancy Lopez, Lorena Ochoa and Se Ri Pak,” said Ridley. “I cannot think of a better way to encourage this year’s inaugural field and mark this important moment in the sport than to have the support and presence of these four legends.”

“The women’s game has developed in so many meaningful ways since I began playing, and this championship marks another significant milestone that will help inspire interest and grow the game,” said Nancy Lopez. “It’s truly exciting to see these young women take the stage in one of golf’s most iconic settings, and I look forward to supporting the event.”

With another highly-anticipated golf event kicking off directly after this one, we've compiled everything you need to know about the competitors and the new tournament.

Patron Information
Tickets:

Tickets are sold out. They were received after filling out an online application.

Parking:

Free parking is offered on a first come, first served basis for every round. Patrons cam follow signs directing them to lots, and there will be parking attendants to help throughout the process.

Patrons at Champions Retreat (Wednesday and Thursday) will be shuttled from public parking to the property.

There will be public parking along Market View Parkway, behind the Publix shopping center.

Prohibited Items:

Electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.)

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Radios / portable television

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Weapons of any kind

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Flags / banners / signs

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Cameras

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Chair / seats with pointed ends or arms

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Strollers

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Food or beverage (coolers)

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Golf shoes with metal spikes

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Ladders / periscopes / selfie sticks

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Backpacks / bags and purses

larger than 10”x10”x12”
Gates open

at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. Saturday. Friday's practice round is closed.

Autographs:

The autograph policy of the Augusta National Golf Club applies -

"For everyone’s safety and protection, there will be a NO AUTOGRAPH POLICY enforced on the golf course for the practice and Tournament days. Autograph seeking is only allowed around the Practice Range. It is expected that all parties (patrons, press, players, etc.) will comply."
Re-Entry:

Tickets will be limited to a total of 2 entries per day on the course.

Tournament Information

The first two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday will be played on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club. A practice round will be played at Augusta National Golf Club Friday, April 5th, and the final round will be played there Saturday, April 6th.

Where to watch:

You can catch the tournament on NBC Sports from Noon – 3 p.m. EDT on April 6th for the final rounds. You can catch all the behind-the-scenes coverage around Augusta right here on News 12 NBC 26.

Players

Invitations were given to the winners of the following recognized events: U.S. Women’s Amateur, Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship, Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, U.S. Girls’ Junior, Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship, Girls Junior PGA Championship.

  1. Alyaa Abdulghany - USA
  2. Hanna Alberto - USA
  3. Sofie Anokhina - Russia
  4. Ana Belac - Slovenia
  5. Jaravee Boonchant - Thailand
  6. Sierra Brooks - USA
  7. Zoe Campos - USA
  8. Virginia Elena Carta - Italy
  9. Jennifer Chang - USA
  10. Alice Chen - USA
  11. Allisen Corpuz - USA
  12. Amanda Doherty - USA
  13. Caterina Don - Italy
  14. Alessandra Fanali - Italy
  15. Maria Fassi - Mexico
  16. Isabella Fierro - Mexico
  17. Michela Finn - Sweden
  18. Annabell Fuller - England
  19. Allyson Greer-Park - USA
  20. Valentina Giraldo - Colombia
  21. Linn Grant - Sweden
  22. Haylee Harford - USA
  23. Leonie Harm - Germany
  24. Lauren Hartlage - USA
  25. Sophie Hausmann - Germany
  26. Alice Hewson - England
  27. Emilee Hoffman - USA
  28. Yu-Chiang Hou - Chinese Taipei
  29. Yu-Sang Hou - Chinese Taipei
  30. Lily May Humphreys - England
  31. Jiwon Jeon - Korea
  32. Wenyung Keh - New Zealand
  33. Dylan Kim - USA
  34. Gina Kim - USA
  35. Jennifer Kupcho - USA
  36. Seo-yun Kwon - Korea
  37. Agathe Laisne - France
  38. Tilda Larsson - Sweden
  39. Stephanie Lau - USA
  40. Andrea Lee - USA
  41. Lucy Li - USA
  42. Amanda Linner - Sweden
  43. Clarisse Louis - Belgium
  44. Hee Ying Loy - Malaysia
  45. Olivia Mehaffey - N. Ireland
  46. Alexa Melton - USA
  47. Emilia Migliaccio - USA
  48. Haley Moore - USA
  49. Alessia Nobilio - Italy
  50. Tristyn Nowlin - USA
  51. Ainhoa Olarra - Spain
  52. Alexa Pano - USA
  53. Pimnipa Pantlong - Thailand
  54. Kaitlyn Papp - USA
  55. Marta Perez - Spain
  56. Anna Redding - USA
  57. Yuka Saso - Philippenes
  58. Brooke Seay - USA
  59. Erica Shepherd - USA
  60. Ellie Slama - USA
  61. Mariah Smith - USA
  62. Juliene Soo - Australia
  63. Emma Spitz - Austria
  64. Natalie Srinivasan - USA
  65. Maja Stark - Sweden
  66. Kaleigh telfer - South Africa
  67. Brigitte Thibault - Canada
  68. Atthaya Thitikul - Thailand
  69. Beatrice Wallin - Sweden
  70. Yuka Yasuda - Japan
  71. Lei Ye - China
  72. Rose Shang

According to a press release, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2019 Women’s British Open, and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year, as long as she remains an amateur throughout the year.

News 12 is staying on top of local coverage leading up to and during this event. Be sure to check

and tune in at 4:30 - 6:00 a.m., Noon, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. every day to stay up to date!