Augusta 2022 Women’s National Amateur Field includes 39 of the top 40 in the world rankings
The Augusta 2022 Women’s National Amateur Champ was released on Wednesday, and it features some of the absolute stars of the women’s amateur game. After the first two iterations of the event (2020 was canceled due to COVID-19), 39 of the world’s top 40 golfers will compete in April in the tournament, which takes place the week before the 86th Masters in Augusta, in Georgia.
Rose Zhang is the headliner and will be ANWA’s favorite. The Stanford rookie has won his last four tournaments by an average of nearly three strokes. She completed T3 a year ago at ANWA and T19 in 2019 when she was 15.
Zhang is a star, and her influence will certainly be felt at this tournament, but she’s not the only one making waves. Eight of the other 10 players in the top 10 of the women’s amateur game will also be present. That group will be led by Ingrid Lindblad, a junior at LSU who also finished T3 last year, and Rachel Heck, a sophomore at Stanford who also finished T3 a year ago at Augusta National.
Last year’s champion Tsubasa Kajitani is the only notable absence from the field.
The Augusta National Women’s Amateur will be played at Champions Retreat in Augusta on March 30-31 with the final round taking place April 2 at Augusta National Golf Club.
Here is a preview of the full field.
Amari Avery – Riverside, CA.
Jenny Bae – Suwanee, Ga.
Shinsil Bang — Anseong, Republic of Korea
Carla Bernat Escuder — Castellon, Spain
Hailey Borja — Lake Forest, CA
Phoebe Brinker — Wilmington, Del.
Jensen Castle – West Columbia, South Carolina
Briana Chacon — Whittier, Calif.
Hannah Darling – Midlothian, Scotland
Anna Davis – Spring Valley, California
Louise Duncan — West Kilbride, Scotland
Isabella Fierro – Merida, Mexico
Alexandra Forsterling — Berlin, Germany
Annabell Fuller – London, England
Megha Ganne — Holmdel, NJ
Savannah Grewal — Ontario, Canada
Mizuki Hashimoto — Hyōgo, Japan
Rachel Heck — Memphis, Tenn.
Youmin Hwang — Gyeonggi Province, Korea
Julia Johnson — St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
Gurleen Kaur – Houston, TX
Auston Kim – St. Augustine, Florida.
Irene Kim — La Palma, Calif.
Sara Kouskova — Prague, Czech Republic
Aline Krauter — Stuttgart, Germany
Rachel Kuehn — Asheville, North Carolina
Jeong Hyun Lee — Seoul, Korea
Amalie Leth-Nissen — Herlev, Denmark
Beth Lillie – Fullerton, CA.
Jiyoo Lim — Hwaseong, Korea
Ingrid Lindblad — Halmstad, Sweden
Carolina Lopez-Chacarra – Madrid, Spain
Antonia Malate — Seaside, California.
Caley McGinty — Bristol, England
Carolina Melgrati — Milan, Italy
Ashley Menne – Surprise, Arizona.
Emilia Migliaccio — Cary, North Carolina
Benedetta Moresco — Vicenza, Italy
Anna Morgan – Spartanburg, SC
Hinano Muguruma — Yokohama, Japan
Katherine Muzi — Newport Beach, Calif.
Mychael O’Berry – Hoover, Ala.
Natasha Andrea Oon — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Meja Ortengren — Linkoping, Sweden
Alexa Pano – Lake Worth, Florida.
Valery Plata — Bucaramanga, Colombia
Avani Prashanth — Bangalore, India
Kirsten Rudgeley — Carramar, Australia
Amanda Sambach — Davidson, North Carolina
Brooke Seay – San Diego, CA
Aneka Seumanutafa — Emmitsburg, Maryland
Megan Schofill — Monticello, Florida.
Paula Schulz-Hanssen — St. Leon-Rot, Germany
Erica Shepherd — Greenwood, Ind.
Ivy Shepherd – Peachtree City, Ga.
Ellie Slama — Salem, Oregon.
Emma Spitz — Vienna, Austria
Latanna Stone – Riverview, Florida.
Caroline Sturdza — Geneva, Switzerland
Shannon Tan – Singapore
Ayaka Tezuka — Yamanashi, Japan
Beatrice Wallin — Olofstrop, Sweden
Lauren Walsh — Kildare, Ireland
Crystal Wang – Diamond Bar, California
Yana Wilson — Henderson, Nevada
Lei Ye — Shanghai, China
Xiaowen Yin — Tianjin, China
Rin Yoshida — Chiba, Japan
Liqi Zeng — Jiangxi, China
Rose Zhang — Irvine, CA
Avery Zweig — McKinney, TX