By the time the second Augusta National Women’s Amateur is played, excitement for the event will have had an entire two years to build after Jennifer Kupcho and Maria Fassi dueled over Augusta National Golf Club’s back nine in the April 2019 inaugural event.
The ANWA was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it returns to the calendar in 2021. Players who had received an invitation to play in 2020 were invited to the 2021 event, provided they had not turned professional.
Augusta National sent invitations in January, and so far 85 players have confirmed they will play the 54-hole event, scheduled for March 31-April 3. That means the field has been expanded from 2019, when 72 players started the week.
The first two rounds take place at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta before a cut to the 30 players that will compete at Augusta National in the final round on April 3. All players in the field will play a practice round at Augusta National on April 2. NBC will once against broadcast the final round.
Confirmed entries for 2021 ANWA
Alyaa Abdulghany, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Ty Akabane, Honolulu, Hawaii
Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, Texas
Ho-Yu An, Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei
Amari Avery, Riverside, Calif.
Addie Baggarly, Jonesborough, Tenn.
Jaravee Boonchant, Bangkok, Thailand
Zoe Campos, West Hills, Calif.
Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla.
Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii
Caterina Don, Turin, Italy
Sadie Englemann, Austin, Texas
Isabella Fierro, Merida, Mexico
Karen Fredgaard, Asserbo, Denmark
Annabell Fuller, London, England
Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J.
Sofia Garcia, Asuncion, Paraguay
Amelia Garvey, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn.
Linn Grant, Viken, Sweden
Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn.
Paris Hilinski, Los Angeles, Calif.
Isabella Holpfer, Vienna, Austria
Yu-Chiang Hou, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Yu-Sang Hou, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Lily May Humphreys, Chelmsford, England
Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, La.
Tsubasa Kajitani, Okayama, Japan
Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas
Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla.
Gina Kim, Albuquerque, N.M.
Grace Kim, Sydney, Australia
Paula Kirner, Lorsch, Germany
Aline Krauter, Stuttgart, Germany
Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C.
Agathe Laisne, Paris, France
Ingrid Lindblad, Halmstad, Sweden
Siyun Liu, Shanghai, China
Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Madrid, Spain
Clarisse Louis, Brussels, Belgium
Candice Mahe, Gourin, France
Lucie Malchirand, Carnoux, France
Brooke Matthews, Rogers, Ark.
Julie McCarthy, Dublin, Ireland
Olivia Mehaffey, Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Alexa Melton, Covina, Calif.
Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.
Kaitlin Milligan, Norman, Okla.
Michaela Morard, Hunstville, Ala.
Benedetta Moresco, Vicenza, Italy
Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif.
Alessia Nobilio, Milan, Italy
Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond, Ky.
Emilie Paltrinieri, Milan, Italy
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla.
Pimnipa Panthong, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas
Ana Peláez Triviño, Malaga, Spain
Kiira Riihijarvi, Oulu, Finland
Brooke Riley, Manteca, Calif.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Carqueiranne, France
Amanda Sambach, Davidson, N.C.
Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla.
Paula Schulz-Hanssen, St. Leon-Rot, Germany
Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md.
Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind.
Ellie Slama, Salem, Ore.
Katherine Smith, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Emma Spitz, Vienna, Austria
Maja Stark, Skivarp, Sweden
Kennedy Swann, Austin, Texas
Kaleigh Telfer, Johannesburg, South Africa
Brigitte Thibault, Montreal, Canada
Emily Toy, Carlyon Bay, England
Nanako Ueno, Hirakata, Japan
Beatrice Wallin, Gothenburg, Sweden
Isobel Wardle, Alderley Edge, England
Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas
Lei Ye, Shanghai, China
Anna Zanusso, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Agustina Zeballos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rose Zhang, Irvine, Calif.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/02/09/augusta-national-womens-amateur-2021-expanded-field/