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Spitz to Compete at Augusta National Women's Amateur

Mar 29, 2022
Emma Spitz at the 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur.

LOS ANGELES – Junior Emma Spitz will compete at the third annual Augusta National Women's Amateur tournament in Augusta, Ga., beginning Wednesday, March 30.
Spitz, who will be representing her home country of Austria, tees off in the three-day, 54-hole stroke play event at Augusta National Golf Club with group five tomorrow at 5:54 a.m. PT.
Spitz will be joining an international field of 72 women amateurs. A cut will take place after 36 holes, advancing the leading 30 players to the final round.
The final round of the tournament will be available for viewing on NBC Sports from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT. Golf Channel will be delivering highlights and live news coverage throughout the event, including onsite during the first two rounds, per an Augusta National Women's Amateur release.
This will be Spitz's third appearance at the Augusta National Women's Amateur after finishing tied for third at the event in 2021 with a final score of 2-over 218, one stroke behind first place. Spitz made the cut at inaugural 2019 Augusta National Women's Amateur tournament, finishing 30th in the field (+8, 227). She was also invited to the 2020 event before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spitz was recently named to the 15-member ANNIKA Award Watch List for the third time in her career. This season, Spitz leads the No. 15 UCLA women's golf team with a 72.7 scoring average and is the only Bruin to have each of her 20 rounds this season count towards UCLA's overall team score. Spitz also leads the Bruins with nine under-par rounds and three under-par finishes in tournaments this season.
Spitz' two other under-par finishes came at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 15-17 (-1, 212) and Nanea Pac-12 Preview on Nov. 1-3 (-8, 211). She has notched three top-10 and six top-20 placings in her seven tournaments played this season.
Spitz is coming off her second runner-up finish of the season at the PING/ASU Invitational hosted on Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz., last week where she recorded three consecutive under-par rounds to finish at 7-under 209.