Augusta National Women's Amateur champion Anna Davis stood out from other junior golfers last week by making cut at the Cognizant Founders Cup. This is her second time playing the weekend on the LPGA Tour.
The 16-year-old Californian started the week with an eagle on the par-5 No. 2, followed with a bogey on the par-4 No. 3. After that, she managed to play consistently with all pars on the scorecard, except for a birdie on the par-5 No. 12. Davis finished the day at 2-under 70.
Similar to the first round, Davis gained a stroke on the field with a birdie on No. 2, but that didn't keep her away from another bogey on No. 3 and one on No. 5 as well. However, Davis put herself together and fired three birdies on the back nine, getting herself into the weekend at 4-under 140.
Paired with AJGA alumna Jennifer Kupcho, who was the first ANWA winner three years ago, Davis shot even par on Saturday. Davis's Sunday scorecard of 1-over 73 showed that she had been through ups and downs during the round, with three bogeys out of her final five holes. She finished the tournament T50 at 3-under-par 285 at Upper Montclair Country Club.
Not only did Davis gain confidence from winning ANWA, she also earned more opportunities to grow her resume, including her first LPGA Major appearance at the 77th U.S. Women’s Open, which will be her next professional tournament on June 2-5.
Davis is now No. 2 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, with her most recent junior golf finish being fourth at the 2022 Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational. She also won the 2021 PING Heather Farr Classic and finished in the top 5 at eight out of 10 AJGA tournaments she has played. The 2021 Rolex Junior All-American also competed on the West Team at the 2021 Wyndham Cup and on Team USA at the 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup.