Published: Sun, April 07, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Women play historic round at once all-male Augusta National

Women play historic round at once all-male Augusta National

Missouri women's golfer Jessica Yuen finished the Augusta National Women's Amateur tied for last place on Thursday afternoon.

Now on a sports scholarship at Arizona State University, on a golf programme that has produced the likes of Paul Casey and Phil Mickelson in the past, Royal County Down member Mehaffey will tee off at 2 o'clock trailing leader and World No. 1 amateur Jennifer Kupcho by six shots.

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The American turned the pressure up another notch with a birdie at the par-three 16th thanks to a fine tee shot as Fassi three-putted for a bogey, her first since the opening hole, to hand Kupcho a two-shot advantage with two to play.

Augusta's trademark lightning-quick and undulating greens took a toll on rivals as Kupcho and Fassi battled beneath the Georgia pines in fabled Amen Corner, women shining for the first time over some of golf's most famous holes. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round Friday, April 5.

Senior Dylan Kim shaved one stroke from her first-round total shooting 75-74=149 to finish T-37th overall.

"It´s just exciting to be a part of history", Lopez said.

One time Asian Tour victor Sandhu carded a six-under 65 on the final round but finished just short of Sadom overall with 266 in the $350,000 tournament.

Pak Se-ri, Lorena Ochoa, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sörenstam, who have won a combined 20 Majors, began the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur in front of a packed crowd at the home of the Masters.

"I had my caddie there with me the first time I played so we had fun and he knows what he is doing", said Kupcho, who used the same caddie Brian Murphy when she played Augusta as a guest.

The charge on the back nine at Augusta National was among the best, this one by a woman.

NBC Sports will broadcast three hours of live coverage and the Golf Channel's "Live From The Masters" will provide coverage of the later rounds.

"I think it is special for him to be here with me because we are going to remember this forever". "Obviously, I didn't make any, and I didn't really give myself an opportunity".

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