ANWA field: See who’s set to compete at Augusta National this spring

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After a one-year hiatus, the Augusta National Women's Amateur is back.

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After a one-year hiatus, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is back for 2021. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing a cancelation of the event in 2020, this will be just the second playing of the prestigious women’s tournament.

Jennifer Kupcho outgunned Maria Fassi in a classic duel in the inaugural event nearly two years ago, and though those two stars are now on the LPGA circuit, there is plenty of firepower in the field.

The field has been slightly expanded this year to accommodate players who received invites last spring and did not get to compete, provided they did not turn professional. There were 72 players in the 2019 field, and this year that number has swelled to 85 players competing in the 54-hole event.

Here are a few notable names who will be competing in the 2021 ANWA.

Linn Grant – The No. 2-ranked amateur in the world, Grant returns to the ANWA for the second time after missing the cut in 2019. The 21-year-old won two professional events in her native Sweden in 2020, and also finished T23 at the U.S. Women’s Open to end the year.

Ingrid Lindblad – Lindblad, a 20-year-old also from Sweden, is making her debut in the ANWA. The third-ranked amateur in the world won twice during her freshman year at LSU and was honored as a first-team All-American, SEC Freshman of the Year, and SEC Player of the Year.

Kaitlyn Papp – Papp took home low-amateur honors at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open, finishing T9, highlighted by a second-round 68. The University of Texas senior is a two-time All-American and finished T5 at the ANWA in 2019.

Rose Zhang – Zhang is the reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion after outlasting defending champion Gabriella Ruffels in a 38-hole marathon match in the final. The 17-year-old is the No. 1 amateur in the world after winning three junior events in 2020 and notching a T11 finish at the ANA Inspiration. The Stanford commit is making her second appearance in the ANWA following a T17 finish in 2019.

Check out the entire field below.

Augusta National Women’s Amateur field

Alyaa Abdulghany, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Ty Akabane, Honolulu, Hawaii

Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, Texas

Ho-Yu An, Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei

Amari Avery, Riverside, Calif.

Addie Baggarly, Jonesborough, Tenn.

Jaravee Boonchant, Bangkok, Thailand

Zoe Campos, West Hills, Calif.

Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla.

Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas

Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii

Caterina Don, Turin, Italy

Sadie Englemann, Austin, Texas

Isabella Fierro, Merida, Mexico

Karen Fredgaard, Asserbo, Denmark

Annabell Fuller, London, England

Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J.

Sofia Garcia, Asuncion, Paraguay

Amelia Garvey, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn.

Linn Grant, Viken, Sweden

Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Ky.

Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn.

Paris Hilinski, Los Angeles, Calif.

Isabella Holpfer, Vienna, Austria

Yu-Chiang Hou, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Yu-Sang Hou, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Lily May Humphreys, Chelmsford, England

Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, La.

Tsubasa Kajitani, Okayama, Japan

Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas

Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla.

Gina Kim, Albuquerque, N.M.

Grace Kim, Sydney, Australia

Paula Kirner, Lorsch, Germany

Aline Krauter, Stuttgart, Germany

Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C.

Agathe Laisne, Paris, France

Ingrid Lindblad, Halmstad, Sweden

Siyun Liu, Shanghai, China

Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Madrid, Spain

Clarisse Louis, Brussels, Belgium

Candice Mahe, Gourin, France

Lucie Malchirand, Carnoux, France

Brooke Matthews, Rogers, Ark.

Julie McCarthy, Dublin, Ireland

Olivia Mehaffey, Banbridge, Northern Ireland

Alexa Melton, Covina, Calif.

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.

Kaitlin Milligan, Norman, Okla.

Michaela Morard, Hunstville, Ala.

Benedetta Moresco, Vicenza, Italy

Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii

Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif.

Alessia Nobilio, Milan, Italy

Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond, Ky.

Emilie Paltrinieri, Milan, Italy

Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla.

Pimnipa Panthong, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand

Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas

Ana Peláez Triviño, Malaga, Spain

Kiira Riihijarvi, Oulu, Finland

Brooke Riley, Manteca, Calif.

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Carqueiranne, France

Amanda Sambach, Davidson, N.C.

Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla.

Paula Schulz-Hanssen, St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md.

Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind.

Ellie Slama, Salem, Ore.

Katherine Smith, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Emma Spitz, Vienna, Austria

Maja Stark, Skivarp, Sweden

Kennedy Swann, Austin, Texas

Kaleigh Telfer, Johannesburg, South Africa

Brigitte Thibault, Montreal, Canada

Emily Toy, Carlyon Bay, England

Nanako Ueno, Hirakata, Japan

Beatrice Wallin, Gothenburg, Sweden

Isobel Wardle, Alderley Edge, England

Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas

Lei Ye, Shanghai, China

Anna Zanusso, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

Agustina Zeballos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rose Zhang, Irvine, Calif. Editor

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