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AJGA alumnae compete in major events

ANA Inspiration and Augusta National Women's Amateur feature prominent AJGA members and alumnae
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This week, two of the biggest events in girl's and women's golf occur simultaneously as the ANA Inspiration takes place at Mission Hills Country Club and the Augusta National Women's Amateur takes place at Champions Retreat and Augusta National Golf Club.

Due to COVID-19, the ANA Inspiration field did not accept amateurs this year, as it has in the past, which lent itself to a stronger field at the ANWA as the top amateurs signed up to compete there instead.

The AJGA's legacy of providing opportunities for girls to compete at the national level continues to grow as evidenced by the connections between these fields and the past and current AJGA members who are competing in them.

ANA Inspiration:

  • 72 of 119 competitors are AJGA alumnae
  • 7 Rolex Junior Players of the Year
  • 7 AJGA tournament hosts
  • 2016 ANA Junior Inspiration champion Andrea Lee is in the field

Augusta National Women's Amateur:

66 of 82 players are AJGA alumnae or members

Seven current members are competing

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Ho Yu An | Taipei, Taiwan (2021)

  • Second at the 2019 Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational
  • T15 at the 2020 Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex
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Amari Avery | Riverside, California (2022)

  • No. 77 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Four-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal Commitment: University of Southern California
  • Won 2021 Mack Champ Invitational
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Megha Ganne | Holmdel, New Jersey (2022)

  • No. 4 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal Commitment: Stanford University
  • Four top-5 finishes in AJGA Invitationals
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Paris Hilinski | Los Angeles, California (2022)

  • No. 99 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 8th at the 2020 The PING Invitational
  • T13 at the 2021 Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex
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Alexa Pano | Lake Worth, Florida (2022)

  • No. 65 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Four-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Two-time AJGA champion, including the 2019 Rolex Girls Junior Championship
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Amanda Sambach | Davidson, North Carolina (2021)

  • No. 31 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • National Letter of Intent: University of Virginia
  • Six AJGA wins, including the 2018 Rolex Tournament of Champions
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Rose Zhang | Irvine, California (2021)

  • No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year
  • National Letter of Intent: Stanford University
  • 10 AJGA wins, including eight Invitational victories
  • Won the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur