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The top 30 and tie after the first two days will advance to the finals on Saturday at Augusta National; watch the final live on Saturday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and – for free – on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel

Last updated: 03/31/23 12:03 am


Bohyun Park wins Augusta National Women's first amateur hole-in-one on eighth par-three

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Bohyun Park wins Augusta National Women’s first amateur hole-in-one on eighth par-three

Bohyun Park wins Augusta National Women’s first amateur hole-in-one on eighth par-three

World No. 1 amateur Rose Zhang has set more records on her way to a five-stroke lead into the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.

Zhang followed the opening round 66 at the Champions Retreat in Georgia by combining an eagle and six birdies with a single bogey in seventh under 65, taking her 13 points under and watching her. He set a track record on his second day of running.

The American followed three birdies on her first four holes by taking a 30-foot eagle on the ninth par-5, then knocking out a bogey on the 12th hole by taking advantage. of the 14th par-5.

Rose Zhang is ending with an overwhelming victory for National Amateur Women Augusta

Rose Zhang is ending with an overwhelming victory for National Amateur Women Augusta

Zhang picked up a shot on the 16th hole and shot 3 feet away to set up a birdie on the final par 5, giving her an edge over the pursuers heading into Saturday’s finals at Augusta. National.

“From my past experience [with a big lead], it’s very important to know that you have an entire field chasing you and anything is possible,” says Zhang. “Every gap, every score counts. I’ll just play as hard as I can.”

Sweden’s Andrea Lignell hit three under 69 to move to eight under and in second place ahead of America’s Jenny Bae, who posted a 68 second round, with no other player on the field leading by 10 strokes.

Bohyun Park finished ninth after hitting a hole on the par-three eighth hole that got her into the second round 70, while Charlotte Heath topped the British group and placed 14th to reach the finals.

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All 72-player courts will have a practice round at Augusta National on Friday, ahead of The Masters at the same venue next week, after which the 31 qualifying players will play the final round on Wednesday. Seven.

The finalists will include another 15-year-old Gianna Clemente, who played her first U.S. Amateur Womens Championship at age 11 and last year qualified on Monday for three consecutive LPGA Tour events.

Defending champion Anna Davis missed a two-stroke chance after two bogeys on the last three holes put her on a par with 72, after being penalized four times on opening day for two lifts and wipes. rough. .

The winner of the 54-hole event, as long as they remain an amateur, will receive an invitation to the US Women’s Open, AIG Women’s Open and Chevron Championship, three of the five women’s majors, plus any The USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she qualifies.

Watch this week’s Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship live on Sky Sports! Live TV continues on Saturdays from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and – for free – on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel

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