- My age:
- I like:
- Dominant man
- I know:
- English, Korean
- What is my figure type:
- I'm quite overweight
After the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur featured one of the great second-nine shows of the last few years on any tour anywhere in the world, expectations were high going into the final round of the ANWA. Even more so with No. But if was a battle for the ages, this year's return of the ANWA more a war of attrition. Tsubasa Kajitani, ranked No.
Anwa final leaderboard
Zhang, who began the day tied for the lead after the first two rounds at the nearby Champions Retreat Golf Club, suddenly stumbled on Saturday with a triple bogey on the treacherous 13th hole. But Zhang then rallied to become one of six golfers tied for the lead with only a handful of holes left to play.
For the next hour, the players jockeyed for the lead on the famed Augusta National layout in familiar, if fickle, ways — stunning recoveries under pressure, deft short-game play, steely-eyed putts and the occasional flub. In a surprise ending, after a one-hole playoff, it was a different year-old, Tsubasa Kajitani of Japan, who came from behind to win the tournament.
This year's anwa had a dramatic ending, albeit a quite different one than when it debuted in
No Asian-born player has won the Masters, which was first contested in After 18 holes on Saturday, Kajitani and Emilia Migliaccio, a senior and an all-American golfer at Wake Forest University, were tied at one over par, one stroke ahead of six players from five countries who tied at two over. Both players hit their tee shots into the 18th fairway to start the playoff, but each was slightly out of position after wayward approach shots.
Migliaccio had an exceedingly difficult chip over a bunker to a green sloping away from her, and Kajitani had to putt down the same unnerving slope from 45 feet away. Migliaccio played Saturday with her mother, Ulrika, who was a top collegiate golfer at the University of Arizona, acting as her caddie, making the duo the first mother-daughter pair to compete at Augusta National.
For the second time, the anwa will be hosted at augusta national golf club
That partnership made the closing round especially memorable for Migliaccio, who has decided not to pursue a professional golf career. Golf has taken me so far.
Kajitani conceded that she had hit two nervous shots at the 17th hole, but she then turned her focus to the closing hole. Kajitani, who hit 79 percent of her tee shots in the fairway during the tournament, found a bunker on the left side of the fairway on the 18th hole. An attempt to hit a challenging uphill shot to the green came up considerably short.
But her pitch from about 50 yards nearly spun back into the hole for birdie. A sturdy par was enough get her into the playoff with Migliaccio. Zhang, who began the final round tied with Ingrid Lindblad of Sweden, was comfortably in the lead at one under until a series of mishaps at the 13th hole, where she had to take two penalty strokes for errant shots. The trouble began when Zhang hooked her tee shot toward the hazard on the left side of the hole. When the ball was not found, Zhang had to hit a second shot from the 13th tee.
Her fourth shot on the hole ended up in the water hazard protecting the green. After chipping onto the green, she two-putted for a triple bogey. Zhang recovered with a birdie on the 14th hole to re the gaggle in the lead, although a bogey at the 17th ultimately left her one stroke behind Kajitani and Migliaccio. Still, she was pleased.