Augusta National Women’s Amateur Winners and History

Augusta National Women’s Amateur Winners and History

Established in 2019, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is a 54-hole stroke play event held at Champions Retreat Golf Club and Augusta National. The first two rounds are at Champions Retreat; the final round takes place at Augusta National the Saturday before the Masters.

The tournament is an invitational, with players drawn from the following:

  1. Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion
  2. Reigning Women’s Amateur Champion (R&A)
  3. Reigning Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Champion
  4. Reigning R&A Girls Amateur Champion
  5. Reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion
  6. Reigning Girls Junior PGA Champion
  7. Reigning NCAA Division I Women’s Individual Champion
  8. Past champions of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur within the last five years
  9. The 30 highest ranked players from the United States of America based on the prior year’s (2023) final Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, not otherwise qualified
  10. After qualifications 1-8 above, the 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified, as listed on the prior year’s (2023) final Women’s World Amateur Ranking
  11. Players receiving special invitations from the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Committee

The winner receives an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, as long as that winner remains an amateur. In addition, the winner receives invites to the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2024 Women’s Open, the 2024 Chevron Championship, the 2024 Evian Championship and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year.

The Augusta National Women’s Amateur comes in the wake of a long history of the club not admitting women as members. To be fair, Augusta National was not alone in that. That position, however, was untenable in modern society.

The first women members — Condelezza Rice and Darla Moore — were admitted August 20, 2012.

The initial playing of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur conflicted with the LPGA’s first major, which at the time was known as the ANA Inspiration. That caused some controversy because the ANA had traditionally invited top amateurs to play; the August National event would deplete that field.

The event — now named the Chevron Championship — has since moved to a later, non-conflicting date.

A list of Augusta National Women’s Amateur Winners follows:

YearChampionWinning scoreTo parMargin
2023Rose Zhang66-65-76=207−9Playoff
2022Anna Davis70-76-69=215−11 stroke
2021Tsubasa Kajitani73-72-72=217+1Playoff
2020Covid
2019Jennifer Kupcho68-71-67=206−104 strokes

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