Here's all you need to know about the fifth Augusta National Women's Amateur (ANWA), including the ones to watch.

We all know that Augusta National never disappoints when it comes to producing dramatic final rounds whether it be the men battling it out for the coveted green jacket or the best women amateurs looking to add their names to this relatively new but prestigious amateur title.

This will be the fifth Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) and if the last four are anything to go by then it’s definitely not going to disappoint.

Previous ANWA championships

In 2023, it's safe to say that all eyes were on the World Number one amateur at the time, Rose Zhang. Teeing it up for the fourth time, many wondered whether this would be her year.

It seemed like the victory was destined to be hers as she took to the final round at Augusta National with a five-shot lead but this isn't just any old golf course and it seemed that the importance of the course and the event go to Zhang. A double bogey on the first hole brought the rest of the field back into the game.

After seven holes, the then 19-year-old was four-over-par. The field was then faced with a three and a half hour weather delay to add to the tension.

Whilst the Stanford Sophomore struggled with her swing, Georgia native Jenny Bae came out from the weather delay and seemed to find the measure of the challenging course. Birdies on nine, thirteen and crucially on 17 meant that she held the clubhouse lead as Zhang approached the last hole.

A grip change on the 13th hole was a turning moment for Zhang, where she went on to find a her second birdie of the round. However, a thinned shot on the approach to the 15th hole saw her ball end in the water and feelings that this illusive title may be out of reach again.

Remaining composed, Zhang parred the final three holes to force a play-off with Bae. They went back down 18 and both parred the hole. It was then onto 10 where Bae made one of her very few errors of the day ending up left of the green hitting off the pine straw. Zhang was on the green for two, whilst Bae then needed to hit out of the back bunker. A par was enough for American Zhang to take home the coveted amateur title.

2022 - Anna Davis

In 2022, the championship belonged to Anna Davis a 16-year-old golfer from California, a high school sophomore from Spring Valley. Wearing a distinctive bucket hat, the American started the final day two strokes off the lead.

Anna Davis Augusta National Women's Amateur
Anna Davis image credit - Shanna Lockwood, Augusta National

Davies took August National in her stride, only having one bogey on the third hole. She also had no issues with Amen Corner, with bridies at 12 and 13. Apart from her practice round on Friday, this was the first time she had played at Augusta. In fact, she said she hadn’t really watched the Masters on television. Maybe that helped her to keep her composure?

A final round three-under-par 69 put Davis in the clubhouse at one-under-par. As Lattana Stone was unable to maintain her advantage, Davis watched on via the television coverage. When Stone wasn’t able to make par, Davis became champion.

2021 - Tsubasa Kajitani

In 2021, Tsubasa Kajitani became the first player from Japan to win at Augusta. Her victory came after favourites got eaten up by Amen Corner and the 17-year-old was able to hold her composure to win on the first play-off hole.

Tsubasa Kajitani ANWA
Tsubasa Kajitani

2019 - Jennifer Kupcho

In 2019, the now Major Champion, Jennifer Kupcho overcome a migraine to go five-under-par on the final six holes, shooting 67 to win by four strokes from Maria Fassi.

ANWA Jennifer Kupcho
2019 ANWA Champion Jennifer Kupcho - image credit Getty images

Anna Davis is the only previous winner to be competing again this week, since Jennifer Kupcho and Rose Zhang turned professional and Tsubasa Kajitani, who was invited to play due to her winning status, is not able to compete due to injury.

What you need to know

Like last year, the field contains 72 players who will compete over 54 holes of stroke play with a cut for the leading 30 players and ties after 36 holes. In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the winner will be decided by a sudden-death play-off.

The first 36 holes will be played at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta on April 3-4. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round on Friday, April 5. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6.

Provided she remains an amateur, the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Champion will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2024 AIG Women’s Open, the 2024 Chevron Championship, the 2024 Evian Championship and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year.

Nine of the top 10 players

The 2024 ANWA features nine of the top 10 players in the current women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), with all nine players making at least their second visit to Augusta.

Seventeen countries are being represented at this year's championship, with an equal split between International (36) players and those from the United States (36). Of the international players, the largest represented country is Japan with eight players in the field. Five will be returning, whilst three will be making their debut. The top ranked Japanese player Yuna Araki (9) finished in a tie for ninth last year:

"I was so excited throughout the round. It was the most fun I've had in a while, and I thought it was amazing to be on a dream stage."

England has two players in the field, Charlotte Heath and Lottie Woad, both more than ready to compete on the big stage, whilst Scotland's Hannah Darling will make up the small British contingent.

ANWA ones to watch

Ingrid Lindblad U.S. Women's Open
Ingrid Lindblad - image credit USGA

Ingrid Lindblad

As the top ranked amateur Ingrid Lindblad has to be a favourite going into this week. The Swede also has strong performances at the ANWA with a tied second finish in 2022 and tied third in 2021. She'll be looking to put her missed cut of last year behind her as the four-time First Team All-American at LSU makes her fourth ANWA appearance.

Her final-round 68 in 2022 was the low round of the championship and included eagles at 8 and 15 and birdies at 3, 7, and 14. She bogeyed the par-four 18th to finish runner-up with her LSU teammate Latanna Stone.

During her five seasons at LSU, she has rewritten its Women's Golf record book and rarely finishes outside of the top 15.

Lottie Woad Girls Amateur Champ
Lottie Woad 2022 Girls Amateur Champion - The R&A

Lottie Woad

The Florida State University sophomore will make her second ANWA appearance, after finishing in an impressive 13th last year.

She has six top-eight finishes this season, including a win in the Annika Intercollegiate last Autumn and runner-up in both the Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club in February and the Florida State Match Up in March.

We're sure she's going to be in the mix this week, as we look for a first European winner of the event.

Megan Schofill U.S. Womens Amateur
Megan Schofill U.S. Womens Amateur - image credit USGA

Megan Schofill

The 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, has a lot of experience at the ANWA, making her fourth appearance off a tied 14th place in 2023.

The fifth-year student at Auburn University has four top-10 finishes this season, including a tied third in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in February, fourth in the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship last fall and T-6 in the Valspar Augusta Invitational in March.

Schofill is looking to become the first reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion to win the ANWA, with Rose Zhang being the only player to win both titles.

How to watch the ANWA

In America:

The first and second rounds of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur will be broadcast live on Golf Channel (1:30-3:30 p.m. ET) from Champions Retreat Golf Club.

NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours (Noon-3 p.m. ET) of live final-round coverage of the event at Augusta National. Additionally, Golf Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence on Friday, April 5 at Augusta National to provide coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals and the Masters Tournament.

In UK:

Sky Sports will once again show live coverage from all three rounds, with the action live from 6.30pm (BST) on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the final round being live on Saturday from 5pm (BST) on Sky Sports Golf.

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