Mehaffey joined by 64 others in accepting Masters invitation

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Olivia Mehaffey at Augusta / Image from Getty Images

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Invitations to the second annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur were sent earlier this month and 65 of 72 players to date have been confirmed for the championship, which will take place April 1-4 in Augusta.

Olivia Mehaffey was amongst those delighted to accept an invitation. The Banbridge star and current world amateur number 20 will be part of the 54-hole stroke play competition where amateur women will get the chance to compete amongst the azaleas of Augusta National for the final round.

“It is with great excitement that we have begun the process of assembling the field for the 2020 Augusta National Women’s Amateur,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

“An invitation to this championship represents another impressive achievement for the top players in the women’s amateur game. 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.”

Beginning the week prior to the 84th Masters Tournament, the international field will compete over 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to 30 players taking place after 36 holes. The first two rounds will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2.

The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round Friday, April 3. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 4 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.  Jennifer Kupcho, who now competes on the LPGA Tour, was the champion of the inaugural championship in 2019.

NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours (Noon – 3 PM ET) of live final-round coverage of the event at Augusta National. Golf Channel will deliver on-site highlights, live reports and news coverage throughout the event. Additionally, Golf Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence on Friday, April 3 at Augusta National to provide coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals and the Masters Tournament.

Tickets to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur are sold out following an online ticket application process. No tickets will be available at the gates.   For more information, please visit ANWAgolf.com and follow the event’s official social media channels (@ANWAgolf) across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

AUGUSTA NATIONAL WOMEN’S AMATEUR FIELD

  • As of January 21, 2020:

Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, Texas (8)
Zoe Campos, West Hills, Calif. (8)
Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla. (8)
Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas (8)
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii (8)
Amanda Doherty, Atlanta, Ga. (8)
Caterina Don, Turin, Italy (9)
Isabella Fierro, Merida, Mexico (#)
Karen Fredgaard, Asserbo, Denmark (9)
Annabell Fuller, London, England (9)
Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii (8)
Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J. (#)
Sofia Garcia, Asuncion, Paraguay (9)
Amelia Garvey, Christchurch, New Zealand (9)
Allyson Geer-Park, Brighton, Mich. (8)
Linn Grant, Helsingborg, Sweden (9)
Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Ky. (8)
Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn. (8)
Paris Hilinski, La Quinta, Calif. (#)
Emilee Hoffman, Sacramento, Calif. (8)
Isabella Holpfer, Olbendorf, Austria (9)
Yu-Chiang Hou, Chinese Taipei (9)
Yu-Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei (9)
Lily May Humphreys, Sudbury, England (9)
Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, La. (8)
Tsubasa Kajitani, Okayana, Japan (9)
Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas (8)
Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla. (8)
Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C. (8)
Grace Kim, New South Wales, Australia (#)
Paula Kirner, Lorsch, Germany (9)
Ingrid Lindblad, Halmstad, Sweden (9)
Siyun Liu, Shanghai, China (#)
Clarisse Louis, Brussels, Belgium (9)
Candice Mahe, Gourin, France (9)
Lucie Malchirand, Carnoux, France (9)
Olivia Mehaffey, Banbridge, Northern Ireland (9)
Alexa Melton, Covina, Calif. (8)
Emilia Migliaccio, Raleigh, N.C. (8)
Michaela Morard, Hunstville, Ala. (8)
Benedetta Moresco, Caldogno, Italy (9)
Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii (8)
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. (#)
Alessia Nobilio, Milan, Italy (9)
Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond, Ky. (8)
Emilie Paltinieri, Milan, Italy (9)
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. (8)
Pimnipa Panthong, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand (9)
Brooke Riley, Manteca, Calif. (8)
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Carqueiranne, France (9)
Amanda Sambach, Davidson, N.C. (8)
Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla. (8)
Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md. (8)
Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind. (8)
Ellie Slama, Salem, Ore. (8)
Emma Spitz, Goellersdorf, Austria (9)
Natalie Srinivasan, Spartanburg, S.C. (8)
Maja Stark, Abbekas, Sweden (9)
Karoline Stormo, Tvedestrand, Norway (9)
Kaleigh Telfer, Kyalami, South Africa (#)
Emily Toy, Cornwall, England (3)
Isobel Wardle, Alderley Edge, England (9)
Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas (8)
Chia Yen Wu, Chinese Taipei (9)
Agustina Zeballos, Buenos Aires, Argentina (9)

Qualification criteria for Invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur

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.

# Remaining positions will be filled by invitation of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship Committee.

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