Five of the UK’s best female amateur golfers are among those to have confirmed they will feature at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. English quartet Annabell Fuller, Lily May Humphreys, Emily Toy and Isobel Wardle, along with Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey, have all accepted invites to the event, which takes place the week before The Masters.
“On behalf of the membership at Augusta National, it is my distinct honour and privilege to welcome these talented competitors to the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, said. “While the wait for the return of this championship has been longer than expected, the excitement generated by the sportsmanship and competitive spirit showcased in the inaugural edition still resonates with us today. We look forward to hosting this elite field this spring and showcasing the future of the women’s game.”
Jennifer Kupcho, now an LPGA Tour player, won the inaugural contest in 2019, while last year’s event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tournament officials hope that a “limited number” of patrons will be able to attend, with initial tickets sold out after an online application process.