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Castle Plays Prestigious Course for Final Round of Augusta National Women's Amateur

Castle Plays Prestigious Course for Final Round of Augusta National Women's Amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jensen Castle completed the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) on Saturday. 
Finishing 54 holes T12 shooting 223 (+5), the junior had the opportunity to chase her dreams at the historic Augusta National Golf Club.
Throughout Castle’s final round at Augusta National, she tallied two birdies on the front nine. She finished the round shooting 74 (+2).

When asked about the experience and what she enjoyed most, Castle credited the people who came to watch the game of women’s golf that made everything so special. In addition to the opportunity to play the prestigious course, she was grateful for the support she witnessed and received throughout the tournament.

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.
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 had the opportunity to play at Augusta National for Friday’s practice round.

The full AWNA leaderboard can be viewed by clicking here.
“I’ve taken it all in this weekend and am excited to have been a part of history,” said Kentucky Head Coach Golda Borst. “I couldn’t be more proud of Jensen and her accomplishments. It was an honor 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. 

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