Seven Cardinal Invited to ANWA
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Invitations to the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur were sent in the month of January and 71 players to date have been confirmed for the championship, which will take place March 30-April 3 in Augusta, Ga. Seven of the 71 invitees are current or future Cardinal in Megha Ganne, Rachel Heck, Aline Krauter, Brooke Seay, Caroline Sturdza, Angelina Ye and Rose Zhang.
"This team is so special in many ways but having six current players invited to the Augusta National Women's Amateur is a testament to their hard work, commitment and consistent play over a long period of time," Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker said. "In a short three years, the ANWA has become the pinnacle of women's amateur golf and we are incredibly proud to have such strong representation this year, it speaks volumes about the strength of our roster. We are all excited for April and can't wait to see how they fair, along with incoming teammate Megha Ganne, on the hallowed greens of Augusta National."
Beginning the week prior to the 86th Masters Tournament, the international field will compete across 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to 30 players taking place after 36 holes. The first two rounds will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round Friday, April 1. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 2 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.
Stanford has had 10 golfers combine for 17 invites in the Augusta National Women's Amateur three-year history. This will be Ye's and Zhang's third appearance, Ganne's, and Heck's second appearance, and is Krauter's second invite but will mark her first appearance, along with Sturdza. Seay was invited for the second time but will play in the Chevron Championship, the LPGA's first major of the year, that same weekend.
Qualifications for Invitation
The field for the 2022 Championship will consist of the following players based on the following qualifications:
1. Reigning U.S. Women's Amateur Champion
2. Reigning Women's Amateur Champion
3. Reigning Women's Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
4. Reigning R&A Girls Amateur Champion
5. Reigning U.S. Girls' Junior Champion
6. Reigning Girls Junior PGA Champion
7. Past champions of the Augusta National Women's Amateur within the last five years
8. The 30 highest ranked players from the United States of America based on the prior year's (2021) final Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking, not otherwise qualified
9. After qualifications 1-8 above, the 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified, as listed on the prior year's (2021) final Women's World Amateur Ranking
10. Players receiving special invitations from the Augusta National Women's Amateur Committee
For the Winner
Provided she remain an amateur, the 2022 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 British 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 at Augusta National from Noon – 3 p.m. EDT on April 2, 2022. NBC Sports will also provide pre-event promotion across NBCUniversal's portfolio, while Golf Channel will deliver highlights, live reports and news coverage throughout the event, including onsite during the first two competitive rounds at Champions Retreat. Additionally, Golf Channel's "Live From the Masters" will commence on Friday, April 1 from Augusta National and wrap ANWA coverage on Saturday, April 2 and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday, April 3.