Everything you need to know about the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur
The second Augusta National Women’s Amateur returns this week as the best women amateur players in the country meet in Georgia and battle for a weekend spot at Augusta National Golf Club.
Jennifer Kupcho topped Maria Fassi to win the inaugural event in 2019, and last year’s was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s field consists of 82 players, and many are back for their second appearance. Zoe Campos tied for fifth in 2019 and is the top returning finisher from that tournament. Kaitlyn Papp also tied for fifth in 2019, although she recently had to withdraw due to a positive Covid-19 test.
Below is everything you need to know about the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. For more on the players, including bios, click here.
ANWA tournament format
The first two rounds of the 54-hole stroke-play tournament will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club in nearby Evans, Ga., with a cut to the top 30 after 36 holes. All competitors, regardless of making the cut, will play a practice round at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday. The 30 players who made the cut will return to Augusta National for the final round on Saturday.
ANWA tournament schedule (March 30-April 3)
Tuesday: Practice round, Champions Retreat
Wednesday: Round 1 at Champions Retreat
Thursday: Round 2 at Champions Retreat
Friday: Practice round at Augusta National (All competitors)
Saturday: Final round at Augusta National
ANWA TV schedule (ET)
Thursday: TBD, playoff for top 30, if necessary (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 12-3 p.m. (NBC)
ANWA field qualifications (via Augusta National)
1. Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion
2. Reigning Ladies’ British Open Amateur champion
3. Reigning Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur champion
4. Reigning Girls’ British Open Amateur champion
5. Reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion
6. Reigning Girls Junior PGA champion
7. Past champions of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur within the last five years
8. The 30 highest ranked players from the United States of America based on the prior year’s (2020) final Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, not otherwise qualified
9. After qualifications 1-8 above, the 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified, as listed on the prior year’s (2020) final Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
10. Players receiving special invitations of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Committee
11. After qualifications 1-10 above, players that accepted invitations to the 2020 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, not otherwise qualified