Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship Announced
Augusta National Golf Club <br>(Masters.com Photo)
Augusta National Golf Club
(Masters.com Photo)

AUGUSTA, GA (April 4, 2018) - On Wednesday Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley announced the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship.

The tournament will be held each year the week before the Masters with Saturday's final round to be contested at Augusta National.

A 54-hole event, the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship, will first be contested next April 4-6, 2019 with the first two rounds being played at the Champions Retreat Club before the field is cut to the low 30 for Saturday's final round.

The field of 72 player will be comprised of winners from recognized events and using the Women World Amateur Golf Rankings.

“Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts left behind a legacy of always trying to contribute meaningfully to the game of golf,” Fred Ridley said said in a press release. “The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship embodies that principle, and we believe this event will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the women’s game. Our hope and expectation is that this event will further energize those who already love the sport and inspire others through the dream of competing at Augusta National.”

Editor's Note: Masters.com contributed to this story

ABOUT THE Augusta National Women’s Amateur

54-hole stroke-play tournament that will include a 72 player international field. The field will include winners of other recognized tournaments while also utilizing the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings.

The first two rounds will be played at Champions Retreat Golf Club before the field is cut to the low 30 and ties for the final round at Augusta National.

The tournament will be played the week before the Masters, concluding on Saturday.

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