Invitations have been sent out to the leading women amateurs in the world to compete in the inaugural Augusta National Womens Amateur. The competition will take place with preliminary rounds played over the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Club on 3rd and 4th of April, the entire field playing a practice round at Augusta National on April 5th and the top 30 who made the cut competing the final round at Augusta Natiinal on April 6th
- Invitations will be provided to 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.
- Future champions of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship will also receive an invitation for the following five years.
- The top 30 players from the United States of America will be invited who are not otherwise qualified, based on the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of the 2018 calendar year (WAGR Week 52 standings).
- After the previous qualifications, the next 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified will receive invitations, as listed on the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of the 2018 calendar year (WAGR Week 52 standings).
- Remaining positions will be filled by invitation of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship Committee.
All players who qualify must retain their amateur status to compete in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
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.
Thank you to Augusta National Champion Fred Ridley for proposing this ground breaking tournament which takes place the week before The Masters.
Tickets for next year can be applied for on anwagolf.com.