Augusta National Women’s Amateur: Rose Zhang takes five-shot lead into final round | Golf News

Top 30s and ties after the first two days progress to Saturday’s final round at Augusta National; Watch the final round live on Saturday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and – for free – on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel

Last Updated: 31/03/23 12:03 AM


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Bohyun Park claims first-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur hole-in-one on par-three eighth

Bohyun Park claims first-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur hole-in-one on par-three eighth

World Amateur No. 1 Rose Zhang smashed more records on her way to a five-shot lead in the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

Zhang followed up with a 66 at the Champions Retreat in Georgia, carding an eagle and six birdies in a seven-under 65 with a lone bogey, moving him to 13 under and seeing him set the course record for another day.

The American followed up with three birdies in his first four holes, carding a 30-foot eagle at the par-five ninth, then took advantage of the par-five 14th to cancel out a bogey at the 12th.

Rose Zhang inches closer to a major Augusta National Women's Amateur win

Rose Zhang inches closer to a major Augusta National Women’s Amateur win

Zhang birdied a shot on the 16th and holed three feet to birdie the par-five final, giving her a commanding advantage over the chasing pack in Saturday’s final round at Augusta National.

from my past experience [with a big lead]”It’s very important to know that you have a full field and anything can happen,” Zhang said. “Every hole, every score counts. I’ll just play as hard as I can.”

Sweden’s Andrea Lignel carded a three-under 69 to finish second at eight under, while American Jenny Bae shot a second round 68 to stay 10 strokes clear of second.

Bohyun Park tied for ninth after a hole-in-one at the par-three eighth helped her to a second-round 70, while Charlotte Heath led British interest with a final-round 14th.

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An all-72-player field will have a practice round at Augusta National on Friday before the Masters at the same venue next week, then the 31 players who made the cut will play the final round on Saturday.

The final round will feature another 15-year-old Gianna Clemente, who played her first US Women’s Amateur at age 11 and qualified for three consecutive LPGA Tour events on Monday last year.

Defending champion Anna Davis missed the cut by two strokes after two bogeys in the last three holes, carding a level-par 72, four-shots to lift and clear her golf ball twice in the rough on the opening day Penalty was given. ,

The winner of the 54-hole event, provided they remain an amateur, wins the US Women’s Open, the AIG Women’s Open and the Chevron Championship, three of the five women’s majors, as well as an invitation to the USGA, R&A and PGA of America Amateur receives. He deserves the championship.

Watch Augusta National Women’s Amateur live on Sky Sports this week! Live coverage continues on Saturday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and – for free – on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel

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