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Meet the four amateurs set to compete in the Chevron Championship
Gurleen Kaur of Baylor (Baylor Athletics photo)
Gurleen Kaur of Baylor (Baylor Athletics photo)

Four amateurs will take part in the historic last major at Mission Hills Country Club. Amateurs have long held an important presence in the year’s first major, though less so after the Chevron Championship started going up against the Augusta National Women’s Amateur three years ago.

This year’s Chevron field includes amateurs Natasha Andrea Oon, Brooke Seay, Bohyun Park and Gurleen Kaur.

Malaysia’s Oon, ranked 10th by Golfweek and 17th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is a senior at San Jose State. In seven events this season, the Spartans have finished outside the top two just once and have twice toppled top-ranked Stanford.

Park, a freshman at Texas, is ranked 39th by WAGR. Born in South Korea, Park has lived in the U.S. since age 13 and was a three-time Texas 4A individual state champion.

Stanford’s Seay, a junior from San Diego, is a human biology major in Palo Alto. Seay has three top-five finishes in her last three starts for the Cardinal and is ranked 11th by Golfweek.

Kaur, a senior at Baylor, is a three-time All-American. Coached by major champion Hal Sutton, Kaur made the cut at last year’s U.S. Women’s Open at the Olympic Club. The Houston resident is ranked 81st by WAGR.

Michelle Wie and Caroline Keggi boast the record for lowest finish by an amateur, placing fourth in 2004 and 1988, respectively. Rose Zhang holds the record for the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur at 8-under 280, set in 2020. The Stanford star will compete in Augusta next week.

The 2023 Chevron Championship will move to May and be held in Texas. The venue has not yet been announced.

by Beth Ann Nichols, Golfweek

ABOUT THE Chevron Championship (ANA Inspiration)

First women's professional major of the year, the Chevron (formerly the ANA Inspiration, and before that the Kraft Nabisco) Championship draws more than 100 of the best women professional golfers in the world, as well as the top-ranked amateurs in the country.

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