Kim, Carlson Headed to Augusta National Women's Amateur

Duo could become first Commodores to compete in prestigious event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt junior Auston Kim and former Commodore standout Abbey Carlson have been officially confirmed to play in the second annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Augusta National Golf Club announced Tuesday.

Kim and Carlson will join an international field of 72 amateurs for the 54-hole, stroke-play tournament starting March 31. The event will include a cut after 36 holes with the leading 30 players advancing to the final round April 3 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Carlson and Kim could become the first Commodores to compete in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

Kim, on the ANNIKA Award Watch List and one of 12 players to be invited to the Curtis Cup, earned an exemption into 2020 U.S. Women’s Open where she shot a 149 in two rounds. She was an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore and third-team All-American as a freshman.

Carlson was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference and two-time AJGA Rolex All-American who represented the United States at the 2019 Palmer Cup competition.

The opening two rounds of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur will be contested at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta.



Beginning the week prior to the 85th Masters Tournament, the international field will compete across 54 holes of stroke play with a cut to 30 players taking place after 36 holes. The first two rounds will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club on March 31 and April 1.

The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round April 2. The final round will take place at Augusta National on April 3 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.

NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours of live final-round coverage of the event at Augusta National. Golf Channel will deliver on-site highlights, live reports and news coverage throughout the event.

Additionally, Golf Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence April 2 at Augusta National to provide coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals and the Masters Tournament.