Duke trio Anne Chen (L), Phoebe Brinker and Erica Shepherd
The countdown to the fourth annual Augusta National Women's Amateur to be played March 29 through April 1 in Augusta, Ga has begun.
The invitations to one of women's golf's premier events began arriving in the player's mailboxes shortly after the first of the year, with the initial full field expected to be announced later this month.
The majority of the 72-player field will be selected according to the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings while a handful of exemptions and special invitations will round out the rest of the field.
"I'm so excited to be invited to the Augusta National Women's Amateur this year," said Jennie Park
of Texas A&M, currently listed eighth in the Golfweek/Sagarin collegiate women's rankings. "This was one of my biggest goals starting my senior year. It took a lot of patience and hard work to get to where I am today in my golf career and this invite is one of my biggest achievements.
"I can't wait to go and compete with the best amateurs around the world and have an experience of a lifetime!"
Here's a sampling of some of the players flashing their invitations on various social media accounts.
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Amari Avery (USC)
Phoebe Brinker, Anne Chen and Erica Shepherd (Duke)
Brianna Chacon and Cynthia Lu (Oregon)
Gianna Clemente (Warren, Ohio)
Maisie Filler (Florida)
Charlotte Heath, Amelia Williamson, Lottie Woad (Florida State)
Jennie Park (Texas A&M)
Julia Lopez Ramirez (Mississippi State)
Amanda Sambach, Jennifer Cleary and Beth Lillie (Virginia)
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The field for the 2023 Championship will consist of the following players based on the following qualifications:
1. Reigning U.S. Women's Amateur Champion
2. Reigning Women’s Amateur Champion
3. Reigning Women's Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
4. Reigning R&A Girls 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 (2021) 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 (2021) final Women's World Amateur Ranking
10. Players receiving special invitations from the Augusta National Women's Amateur Committee
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The first two rounds of the ANWA will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round on Friday, March 31. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 1 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.
The champion will receive exceptions into three majors, the U.S. Women’s Open, AIG Women’s Open and for the first time, the Chevron Championship.
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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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