Augusta Natonal Women's Amateur is ready to tee it up

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Evans, Ga--It's been a year in the making and now, it's become reality. The first ever Augusta National Women's Amateur. Invitations went out a few weeks ago and safe to say 72 young women have been waiting for this first Wednesday in Apirl.

It's a dream come true.

"Growing up because there wasn't an event like this, I never dreamed that I would be able to. So, last year, when they announced it, I was like "what" Alice Chen said.

"I was like, "what? like seriously?" When I received the invitation in January, I was like yes like, "I can't wait to be there." said Ainhoa Olarra

On Wednesday, 72 women will make history, teeing it up in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur.

"It's going to be tough, I'm sure. The set up is always going to be hard. The greens are fast. But I think it'll be good experience." Natalie Srinivasan said.

The first two rounds are taking place here at Champions Retreat. With the top 30 playing in Saturday's final round at Augusta National. Making the cut or not, all the young ladies get a practice round on Friday on one of the most hallowed grounds in golf.

"This is just such an awesome experience. No matter what happens, I'm just excited to be here and I think that this is an awesome opportunity to be able to play at this event." said Amanda Doherty

First group goes off at 9am tomorrow and includes the top ranked amateur in the world, Jennifer Kupcho. We have a couple of girls from Furman, one from Clemson. A former Gamecock and several who've played and won before in the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition.