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2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur features top AJGA members

47 AJGA affiliates in the field
Yana Wilson - 2021 - Under Armour Albane Valenzuela Girls Championship

The top amateurs have made their way to Augusta, Georgia, to compete in the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur March 30-April 2. Taking place the week prior to the 86th Masters Tournament, the women will play 54-holes of stroke play, with a cut to 30 players after 36 holes. The first two rounds will occur on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club with the final round taking place at Augusta National on April 2.

The 72 player field will showcase 47 AJGA members and alumnae, most of which are top amateurs in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking. Of the 47 women, 37 are alumnae of the AJGA and 10 are current members. The international field will showcase three exceptional AJGA alumnae that stand out in the field as the top-three ranked amateurs according to the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings. The three women are featured below.

Rose Zhang of Irvine, California

  • No.1 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Five-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • 2020 Rolex Junior Player of the Year
  • Won Curtis Cup with Team USA and competed in three majors
  • First golfer in Stanford history to win in each of her first three starts
  • Won the Mark H. McCormack Medal
  • Freshman at Stanford University

Ingrid Lindblad of Halmstad, Sweden

  • No. 2 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Won, 2019 Hilton Grand Vacations ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex
  • Won, 2019 European Ladies Amateur Championship
  • Three-time silver medalist at the Swedish Ladies Team Championship
  • All-American and All-Conference at LSU for two-straight seasons
  • Junior at Louisiana State University

Rachel Heck of Memphis, Tennessee

  • No. 3 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Five-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Four-time Wyndham Cup East Team Member
  • T3, 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur
  • 2021 NCAA Individual Champion, ANNIKA award winner, and Pac-12 Golfer of the Year
  • In 2021, became the third woman in NCAA history to sweep the postseason (conference, regionals, nationals)
  • 2017 Rolex Junior Player of the Year
  • Sophomore at Stanford University

Current AJGA members in the field include:

  • Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California
  • Megha Ganne of Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Amalie Leth-Nissen of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Meja Ortengren of Linkoping, Sweden
  • Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida
  • Paula Schulz-Hanssen of St. Leon-Rot, Germany
  • Bailey Shoemaker of Dade City, Florida
  • Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada
  • Xiaowen Yin of Tianjing, China
  • Avery Zweig of McKinney, Texas

The AJGA has also sent three full-time staff members to assist with the event. This includes Katie Nord, Director of Operations & Training, Hailey Hernandez, Communications Director, and Madi Hearney, Regional Director, Southwest.

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From left: Katie Nord, Hailey Hernandez, and Madi Hearney at the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur

Provided the winner remains an amateur, the champion of the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women's Amateurs, the 2022 U.S. Women's Open, the 2022 Women's British Open, and any USGA, R&A, and PGA of America amateur championships that she is eligible for one year.

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