AUGUSTA, Ga. – The second edition of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur kicks off in Georgia (USA). An important appointment for Italy that can boast five promises of the tricolor green. From tomorrow to Saturday (March 31 – April 3) with the best amateurs in the world there will also be Caterina Don, Benedetta Moresco, Alessia Nobilio, Emilie Alba Paltrinieri and Anna Zanusso.
The event will be held over a distance of 54 holes and the cut, after 36, will leave the best 30 players in the race (out of a total of 82). The first two rounds (31 March and 1 April) will be played at the Champions Retreat Golf Club while the last (on 3 April after a day of practice) will be staged on the famous Augusta National course, where a few days later (April 8-11) international golf professionals will compete at The Masters, the first Major of 2021.
Augusta National, women’s Masters
In the women’s Masters only the United States will bring more athletes (38) to the field than Italy. Which with five golfers surpasses European and world golf powers such as Sweden (4), England (4) and France (3) for the number of competitors competing.
A truly prestigious goal for the Italian Golf Federation, led by Franco Chimenti, who has always believed in and focused on young people. In 2019 (during the first edition, in 2020 the tournament was canceled for Covid) Italy brought 4 athletes to the starting line, including Don (who finished 12 / a) and Nobilio.
And if for them it will be the second time at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, for Moresco, Paltrinieri and Zanusso it will be the absolute debut in the competition. Among the favorites to the title (won two years ago by Jennifer Kupcho, now professional) are the American Rose Zhang (number 1 in the amateur world ranking), the Swedish Linn Grant (second) and the French Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (third).
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