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

By  | 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The first-ever Augusta National Women's Amateur tournament  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.), Radios / portable television, Weapons of any kind, Flags / banners / signs, Cameras, Chair / seats with pointed ends or arms, Strollers, Food or beverage (coolers), Golf shoes with metal spikes, Ladders / periscopes / selfie sticks, 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.

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.

Check out Wednesday tee times here. 

  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 our News 12 NBC 26 Facebook page 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!