Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Evans, Ga--After a year of hype and weeks of anxiety for 72 young ladies, today, the dream of playing in the first ever Augusta National Women's Amateur becomes reality. First of two rounds of stroke play are at Champions Retreat before things shift to the National.
A lot of eyes are on Jennifer Kupcho. The Wake Forest senior actually put her pro career on hold so she could play in this event and hopefully lead her college to a national title. The top ranked women's amateur in the world and is the defending NCAA national champ. She is one fierce competitor and hates to lose at anything she does and that started at home
"Mostly my brother. We, anything, board games, we were a big family and we always competed. Definitely family game night would end in fights so I would say that's where it all started." said Jennifer Kupcho
Kupcho dad is actually caddying for her these first two days. It's still up in the air on whether or not he's on the bag when the play the Nationa. She's just one of the talented players and this field is crazy good. A lot of current college stars are making a name for themselves and the champions retreat is giving them a stern test before the final round.