USC's Katherine Muzi, Amari Avery Set For 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur
For the third time, USC women's golf is sending multiple golfers to one of the most hallowed courses in golf as senior Katherine Muzi and freshman Amari Avery get set to play in the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur, Wednesday through Saturday (March 30-April 2) in Georgia.
It is Avery's second appearance after playing in it last year as a prep senior while Muzi will make her tournament debut.
Beginning the week prior to the 86th Masters Tournament, the Trojan pair will tee off with an international field made up of 82 golfers that will compete across 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to 30 players taking place after two rounds.
The first two rounds will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club on March 30-31. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round on April 1. The final round will take place at Augusta National on April 2 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.
A complete list of the field (and the landing spot for results) is at ANWA.com. NBC will broadcast three hours of live final-round coverage 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT on April 2.
The winner of the event will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women's Amateurs (provided she remain an amateur), 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.
In 2021, USC featured six players in the field, including current senior Malia Nam and sophomore Brianna Navarrosa. That does not count Avery, who had yet to sign with the Trojans.
Allisen Corpuz led the Trojan contingent with a tie for 13th at 6-over 222 (74-74-74) while former Trojan Alexa Melton also made the final round cut. Nam and Navarrosa were joined by Alyaa Abdulghany and Amelia Garvey to round out USC's six, though they did not make the cut.
Corpuz and Abdulghany both played in the inaugural event (along with former Trojan Jennifer Chang) in 2019 while Corpuz, Garvey, Melton, Navarrosa and Nam were set to play in the 2020 event before its cancellation due to Covid.
In 2019, Corpuz made the 36-hole cut at 3-over 147 (75-72) and ultimately tied for 17th at 3-over 219 (75-72-72).