Putt-off: Steph Curry vs. Augusta National Women's Am players
Andrea Lee (Stanford Athletics photo)
It’s that time of year for Masters hype, but unlike in years past, that hype starts with a different event. As the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur inches closer, excitement is starting to build.
Two women in the 72-player field recently showed off their putting skills in a low-key, carpet putting contest against Steph Curry, a two-time NBA MVP who plays for the Golden State Warriors.
Stanford junior Andrea Lee along with Lucy Li, 16, took a shot at the indoor putting challenge before Curry stepped up to the plate. He was the only one of the three to make the putt, shouting as it went in, “I’m going to Augusta!”
The players also got to chat with Curry at a Warriors shoot-around.
The Augusta National Women’s Amateur kicks off April 3-6, with the first two rounds being played at Champions Retreat before the top 30 players do battle on Augusta National for the final round.
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
Retreat Golf Club before the field is cut to the low 30
scores for the final round at Augusta National.
The tournament will be played the week before
Masters, concluding on Saturday.
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