Castle Makes Cut to Qualify for Final Round of Augusta National Women’s Amateur
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jensen Castle completed the first two rounds of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) at Champions Retreat Golf Club on Wednesday and Thursday.
Finishing 36 holes T9 (+3), the junior made the cut to play at Augusta National Golf Club for the final round of the invite-only tournament on Saturday.
“I’m just super excited be here,” stated Kentucky Head Coach Golda Borst who had the opportunity to accompany Castle at the tournament. “You know, take it one day at a time and just cherish every single hole and every single step.”
The ANWA began on Wednesday with the second round seeing close to eight hours of rain and inclement weather delays. Due to losing daylight toward the end of the round, play was suspended until Friday morning. Castle completed her remaining two holes to secure her final-round spot in the top 10.
Beginning her first round on the back nine, Castle started strong with three birdies, two of which she drained on the first five holes. Finding challenges on the front nine, the Wildcat saw one birdie and three bogeys to put her T32 (+3).
She skyrocketed up the leaderboard on day two moving up 23 spots to finish her round 72 (E) despite various delays and challenges. Her four birdies secured her placement for the final 18.
Originally beginning with 72 golfers, the cut separated the top 30 who will go head-to-head this weekend. However, all 72 participants will get the opportunity to play at Augusta National for Friday’s practice round. The AWNA leaderboard can be viewed by clicking here.
“I’m taking it all in and am excited to be a part of history,” said Borst. “I couldn’t be more proud of Jensen and her accomplishments. Very excited to see her play the final round at Augusta National!”
Castle received an invitation to the ANWA because of her impressive win at the U.S. Women’s Amateur last summer which also secured her spot to play at the Curtis Cup.
About the Augusta National Women’s Amateur
First held in 2019, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur was created to make a lasting impact on the future of women’s golf by providing a platform to celebrate and showcase the world’s best amateurs.
The field features 72 of the leading women amateurs in the world competing over 54 holes of stroke play. The first 36 holes are contested over two days at Champions Retreat Golf Club. Following the 36-hole cut, the top 30 players compete in the final competitive round at Augusta National Golf Club the Saturday prior to the Masters Tournament.
Provided she remains an amateur, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2022 Women’s Open, and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year.
NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours of live final-round coverage of the event, which is being supported by five presenting partners: AT&T, Bank of America, IBM, Mercedes-Benz and Rolex. To live stream the final round, click here.