The 12th will present its usual daunting challenge at the Augusta National Women's Amateur (Pinterest photo)
The 72-player field is set for the 2020 Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship, which returns after a groundbreaking debut in 2019.
“An invitation to this championship represents another impressive achievement for the top players in the women’s amateur game,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, in a press release earlier this year. “We look forward to welcoming the field to Augusta in April and remain steadfast in our belief that this event – highlighted by these talented players – will impact and grow interest in the sport in a meaningful way.”
The introduction of this championship was one of the biggest stories in amateur golf over the last few years, and the inaugural event delivered drama and excitement as Jennifer Kuphco out-dueled Maria Fassi on the back nine of Augusta National.
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The tournament is played the week before the Masters Tournament, with the first two rounds being played at Champions Retreat Golf Club. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round, and then the low 30 players will play the final round at Augusta National.
Here are the 72 players that will compete for the ANWA in April:
Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, Texas
Amari Avery, Riverside, Calif.
Ana Belac, Slovenia
Jaravee Boonchant, Thailand
Zoe Campos, West Hills, Calif.
Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla.
Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii
Amanda Doherty, Atlanta, Ga.
Caterina Don, Turin, Italy
Isabella Fierro, Merida, Mexico
Karen Fredgaard, Asserbo, Denmark
Annabell Fuller, London, England
Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii
Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J.
Sofia Garcia, Asuncion, Paraguay
Amelia Garvey, Christchurch, New Zealand
Allyson Geer-Park, Brighton, Mich.
Linn Grant, Helsingborg, Sweden
Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn.
Paris Hilinski, La Quinta, Calif.
Emilee Hoffman, Sacramento, Calif.
Isabella Holpfer, Olbendorf, Austria
Yu-Chiang Hou, Chinese Taipei
Yu-Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei
Lily May Humphreys, Sudbury, England
Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, La.
Tsubasa Kajitani, Okayana, Japan
Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas
Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla.
Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Grace Kim, New South Wales, Australia
Paula Kirner, Lorsch, Germany
Ingrid Lindblad, Halmstad, Sweden
Ye Won Lee, Korea
Ingrid Lindblad, Sweden
Siyun Liu, Shanghai, China
Clarisse Louis, Brussels, Belgium
Candice Mahe, Gourin, France
Lucie Malchirand, Carnoux, France
Julie McCarthy, Ireland
Alexa Melton, Covina, Calif.
Emilia Migliaccio, Raleigh, N.C.
Kaitlin Milligan, Norman, Okla.
Michaela Morard, Hunstville, Ala.
Benedetta Moresco, Caldogno, Italy
Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif.
Alessia Nobilio, Milan, Italy
Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond, Ky.
Emilie Paltinieri, Milan, Italy
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla.
Pimnipa Panthong, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
Brooke Riley, Manteca, Calif.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Carqueiranne, France
Amanda Sambach, Davidson, N.C.
Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla.
Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md.
Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind.
Ellie Slama, Salem, Ore.
Emma Spitz, Goellersdorf, Austria
Natalie Srinivasan, Spartanburg, S.C.
Maja Stark, Abbekas, Sweden
Karoline Stormo, Tvedestrand, Norway
Kaleigh Telfer, Kyalami, South Africa
Brigitte Thibault, Canada
Emily Toy, Cornwall, England
Isobel Wardle, Alderley Edge, England
Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas
Chia Yen Wu, Chinese Taipei
Anna Zanusso, Italy
Agustina Zeballos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Want to play in the Augusta National Women's Amateur in the future? Here are the exemption categories for this year's championship:
- Winner of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (Five years, beginning in 2021)
- Winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur (One year)
- Winner of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship (One year)
- Winner of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (One year)
- Winner of the U.S. Girls’ Junior (One year)
- Winner of the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship (One year)
- Winner of the Girls Junior PGA Championship (One year)
- The top 30 players from the United States of America who are not otherwise qualified, based on the final 2019 Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
- After the previous qualifications, the 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified, based on the final 2019 Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.