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Zhang, Heck highlight field for 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur

Kevin C. Cox

February 02, 2022

Augusta National announced its field for the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

In a release Wednesday the club confirmed 71 players have accepted invitations to the event held the week prior to the 2022 Masters, with 39 of the top 40 in the World Amatuer Golf Rankings set to appear. Headlining the tournament are Stanford standouts Rose Zhang and Rachel Heck. Zhang is the World Amateur No. 1 and won the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amatuer while Heck captured the 2021 NCAA individual championship as a freshman last season.

Other notables include World No. 2 Ingrid Lindblad, South Korea’s Youmin Hwang and 2021 ANWA runner-up Emilia Migliaccio.

The 54-hole event will be celebrating its third edition in 2022 (the 2020 contest was canceled due to COVID-19 complications). The first two rounds will take place beginning March 30 at Champions Retreat G.C. in nearby Evans, Ga., with the field reduced to 30 players after 36 holes. The entire field will get the chance to play Augusta National for a practice round on April 1, with the final round contested at Augusta National on Saturday, April 2.

The final round will be televised by NBC Sports, with Golf Channel airing coverage of the practice round. Tickets to the championship have been sold out.

Here is the full field:

Amari Avery, Riverside, Calif. (10)

Jenny Bae, Suwanee, Ga. (8)

Shinsil Bang, Anseong, Republic of Korea (9)

Carla Bernat Escuder, Castellon, Spain (9)

Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif. (8)

Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, Del. (8)

Jensen Castle, West Columbia, S.C. (1)

Briana Chacon, Whittier, Calif. (8)

Hannah Darling, Midlothian, Scotland (4)

Anna Davis, Spring Valley, Calif. (6)

Louise Duncan, West Kilbride, Scotland (2)

Isabella Fierro, Merida, Mexico (9)

Alexandra Forsterling, Berlin, Germany (9)

Annabell Fuller, London, England (9)

Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J. (8)

Savannah Grewal, Ontario, Canada (10)

Mizuki Hashimoto, Hyogo, Japan (3)

Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn. (8)

Youmin Hwang, Gyeonggi Province, Korea (9)

Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, La. (8)

Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas (8)

Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla. (8)

Irene Kim, La Palma, Calif. (8)

Sara Kouskova, Prague, Czech Republic (9)

Aline Krauter, Stuttgart, Germany (9)

Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C. (8)

Jeong Hyun Lee, Seoul, Korea (9)

Amalie Leth-Nissen, Herlev, Denmark (9)

Beth Lillie, Fullerton, Calif. (8)

Jiyoo Lim, Hwaseong, Korea (9)

Ingrid Lindblad, Halmstad, Sweden (9)

Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Madrid, Spain (9)

Antonia Malate, Seaside, Calif. (8)

Caley McGinty, Bristol, England (9)

Carolina Melgrati, Milan, Italy (9)

Ashley Menne, Surprise, Ariz. (8)

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C. (8)

Benedetta Moresco, Vicenza, Italy (9)

Anna Morgan, Spartanburg, S.C. (8)

Hinano Muguruma, Yokohama, Japan (9)

Katherine Muzi, Newport Beach, Calif. (8)

Mychael O’Berry, Hoover, Ala. (8)

Natasha Andrea Oon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9)

Meja Ortengren, Linkoping, Sweden (9)

Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. (8)

Valery Plata, Bucaramanga, Colombia (9)

Avani Prashanth, Bengaluru, India (10)

Kirsten Rudgeley, Carramar, Australia (10)

Amanda Sambach, Davidson, N.C. (8)

Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif. (8)

Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md. (8)

Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla. (8)

Paula Schulz-Hanssen, St. Leon-Rot, Germany (9)

Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind. (8)

Ivy Shepherd, Peachtree City, Ga. (8)

Ellie Slama, Salem, Ore. (8)

Emma Spitz, Vienna, Austria (9)

Latanna Stone, Riverview, Fla. (8)

Caroline Sturdza, Geneva, Switzerland (9)

Shannon Tan, Singapore (10)

Ayaka Tezuka, Yamanashi, Japan (9)

Beatrice Wallin, Olofstrop, Sweden (9)

Lauren Walsh, Kildare, Ireland (9)

Crystal Wang, Diamond Bar, Calif. (8)

Yana Wilson, Henderson, Nev. (8)

Lei Ye, Shanghai, China (9)

Xiaowen Yin, Tianjin, China (9)

Rin Yoshida, Chiba, Japan (9)

Liqi Zeng, Jiangxi, China (9)

Rose Zhang, Irvine, Calif. (5)

Avery Zweig, McKinney, Texas (8)

Qualifications for Invitation to the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur

1. Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion

2. Reigning Women’s Amateur Champion

3. Reigning Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion

4. Reigning R&A Girls Amateur Champion

5. Reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion

6. Reigning Girls Junior PGA Champion

7. Past champions of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur within the last five years

8. The 30 highest ranked players from the United States of America based on the prior year's (2021) final Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking, not otherwise qualified

9. After qualifications 1-8 above, the 30 highest ranked players not otherwise qualified, as listed on the prior year's (2021) final Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking

10. Players receiving special invitations from the Augusta National Women's Amateur Committee