Five Bruins in Georgia for Augusta National Women's Amateur
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A quintet of Bruins are taking part in this week's Augusta National Women's Amateur, which will take place this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sophomores Emilie Paltrinieri and Emma Spitz, redshirt freshman Ty Akabane, freshman Alessia Nobilio and incoming freshman Zoe Campos will lead the UCLA contingent.
The field consists of 82 of the world's best amateurs, competing over 54 holes of stroke play. The first 36 holes will be contested over two days (Wednesday and Thursday) on the Island and Bluff nines at the Champions Retreat Golf Club, with a cut taking place after two rounds. The Top 30 players will advance to the final round on Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club, the site of The Masters. The entire field will play Augusta National for an official practice round on Friday.
The winner of the Augusta National Women's Amateur, provided she remains an amateur, will receive an invitation to the next five ANWAs, the 2021 U.S. Women's Open, the 2021 Women's British Open and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships for which she is eligible for one year.
Live final-round coverage will air on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT on NBC, with additional coverage from 7-9 a.m. PT on Golf Channel. Scoring and tournament information will be available here.
Campos, Nobilio and Spitz will be making their second appearances in the Augusta National Women's Amateur, which debuted in 2019, but was canceled due to COVID-19 in 2020. Campos tied for fifth (-1, 215, 68-75-72) in 2019, Spitz was 30th (+11, 227, 71-76-80) and Nobilio (+3, 147, 76-71) missed out on the Top 30 on the second playoff hole. Akabane and Paltrinieri will be making their debuts in the event.