Lucy Li among players committed to first-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur

January 22, 2019
Lucy Li hits driver.
The field for the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur is almost complete. Invitations for the event were sent out earlier this month, and Augusta National revealed 66 confirmed participants on Tuesday. Six spots have yet to be finalized. The complete field will be 72 players. “Receiving an invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is representative of a remarkable amateur career, and so much more,” said Fred Ridley, the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters, in the release. “We share in the excitement of the players, not only for what will unfold in April, but also for what their involvement will mean to increasing interest in the women’s game.” The field will include women from dozens of different states and countries. Wake Forest senior Jennifer Kupcho is currently the top-ranked player in the field, sitting at No. 2 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking. One of the youngest players in the field is Lucy Li, 16, who recently made news for appearing in a short spot for the Apple Watch. The USGA has since said it was looking into the incident to see if constitutes a violation of her amateur status. Li first grabbed the national spotlight when she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at age 11. The first two rounds of the 54-hole ANWA will be staged at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga., on April 3-4, and the top 30 players will make the cut. The entire 72-player field will play a practice round at Augusta National on April 5, and the top 30 will play the final round at Augusta on April 6. That round will be broadcast from 12-3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. Tickets are sold out, and none will be available at the gates. The current field, as well as qualification guidelines, is below.  

Augusta National Women's Amateur field (As of Jan. 22, 2019)

Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, CA (8) Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, TX (8) Sofia Anokhina, Moscow, Russia # Ana Belac, Portorož, Slovenia (9) Jaravee Boonchant, Bangkok, Thailand (9) Sierra Brooks, Lake Mary, FL (8) Virginia Elena Carta, Udine, Italy (9) Jennifer Chang, Cary, NC (8) Alice Chen, Princeton, NJ (8) Allisen Corpuz, Waipahu, HI (8) Amanda Doherty, Atlanta, GA (8) Caterina Don, Pinerolo, Italy (9) Alessandra Fanali, Fiuggi, Italy (9) Maria Fassi, Pachuca, Mexico (9) Isabella Fierro, Mérida, Mexico (9) Michaela Finn, Ängelholm, Sweden (9) Annabell Fuller, Kingston Upon Thames, England (9) Allyson Geer-Park, Brighton, MI (8) Valentina Giraldo, Ibague, Colombia # Linn Grant, Viken, Sweden (9) Haylee Harford, Leavittsburg, OH (8) Leonie Harm, Gerlingen, Germany (3) Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, KY (8) Alice Hewson, Berkhamsted, England (9) Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, CA (8) Yu-Chiang Hou, Taipei, Taiwan (9) Lily May Humphreys, Sudbury, England (9) Jiwon Jeon, Daegu, South Korea (9) Wenyung Keh, Auckland, New Zealand # Dylan Kim, Sachse, TX (8) Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, NC (8) Jennifer Kupcho, Westminster, CO (8) Seo-yun Kwon, Daejeon, South Korea (9) Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, CA (8) Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, TX (8) Sofia Anokhina, Moscow, Russia # Ana Belac, Portorož, Slovenia (9) Jaravee Boonchant, Bangkok, Thailand (9) Sierra Brooks, Lake Mary, FL (8) Virginia Elena Carta, Udine, Italy (9) Jennifer Chang, Cary, NC (8) Alice Chen, Princeton, NJ (8) Allisen Corpuz, Waipahu, HI (8) Amanda Doherty, Atlanta, GA (8) Caterina Don, Pinerolo, Italy (9) Alessandra Fanali, Fiuggi, Italy (9) Maria Fassi, Pachuca, Mexico (9) Isabella Fierro, Mérida, Mexico (9) Michaela Finn, Ängelholm, Sweden (9) Annabell Fuller, Kingston Upon Thames, England (9) Allyson Geer-Park, Brighton, MI (8) Valentina Giraldo, Ibague, Colombia # Linn Grant, Viken, Sweden (9) Haylee Harford, Leavittsburg, OH (8) Leonie Harm, Gerlingen, Germany (3) Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, KY (8) Alice Hewson, Berkhamsted, England (9) Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, CA (8) Yu-Chiang Hou, Taipei, Taiwan (9) Lily May Humphreys, Sudbury, England (9) Jiwon Jeon, Daegu, South Korea (9) Wenyung Keh, Auckland, New Zealand # Dylan Kim, Sachse, TX (8) Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, NC (8) Jennifer Kupcho, Westminster, CO (8) Seo-yun Kwon, Daejeon, South Korea (9) Qualifications for invites: 1. Winner of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (Five years, beginning in 2020) 2. Winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur (One year) 3. Winner of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship (One year) 4. Winner of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (One year) 5. Winner of the U.S. Girls’ Junior (One year) 6. Winner of the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship (One year) 7. Winner of the Girls Junior PGA Championship (One year) 8. The top 30 players from the United States of America who are not otherwise qualified, based on the final 2018 Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. 9. After the previous qualifications, the 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified, based on the final 2018 Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. # Remaining positions will be filled by invitation of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship Committee.