The world’s top-ranked amateur, Jennifer Kupcho has made history by winning the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship by four shots.
The world’s top-ranked amateur, Jennifer Kupcho has made history by winning the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
By the turn, it was clear that the historic championship had become a two-player race between Kupcho and Mexico’s Maria Fassi. Fassi used her length off the tee as an advantage and found herself two shots ahead after 12 holes – just as Kupcho started her surge.
The American played her final six holes in 5-under par, kick-started by an eagle on the par-5 13th which paved her way to victory.
The 21-year old carded the lowest round of the championship, a 5-under par 67, after canning a 25-foot birdie putt at the last. With a tournament score of 10-under par, she claimed the trophy four shots ahead of the rest of the field.
Despite starting and ending her round with a double-bogey, England’s Alice Hewson finished in a tie for 10th after a level-par score of 72. It was a similar story for Olivia Mehaffey. After a steady level-par front nine, she carded a double-bogey and two bogeys on the back, eventually signing for a 76.
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