by Lucy Berres
Two Gators golfers, juniors Sierra Brooks and Marta Perez, received invitations to play in the Inaugural Women’s Am at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.
The week before the Masters Tournament, the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur will be played April 3-6, 2019. This historic event was established to further energize those who already love the sport and to inspire greater interest and participation in the women’s game by creating a new and exciting pathway for the world’s best women amateurs to compete at Augusta National.
Provided she remain an amateur, the 2019 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Champion will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2019 Women’s British Open, and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year.
The field is made up of the winners of the following recognized events: U.S. Women’s Amateur, Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship, Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, U.S. Girls’ Junior, Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship, Girls’ Junior PGA Championship.
The top 30 players from the United States based on their Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of 2018 (who are not otherwise qualified), also make up a portion of the field. The next 30 highest ranked players from around the world (who are not otherwise qualified) will also be in the field. The remaining six spots in the field of 72 will be filled by invitation from the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship Committee.