NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt senior standout Auston Kim has been invited to compete in the third annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur, which will be held March 30-April 2.
“I’m very excited to play this event again,” Kim said. “I have a lot of great memories from last year’s championship, and I have a lot to look forward to this year. It’s the best week of amateur golf with plenty of opportunities, and I’m proud to share it with my family.”
This will be Kim’s second appearance in the ANWA after she was invited in January of 2020. Her appearance was delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, but she had an impressive and memorable week in the event in 2021, putting together a fantastic first two rounds to make the cut and finish tied for 25th overall.
Beginning the week prior to the 86th Masters Tournament, Kim will join a field featuring 72 of the best women’s amateur golfers in the world competing over 54 holes of stroke play. The first 36 holes of the event will be contested over two days on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on March 30-31 with a cut following the second round.
The entire field will then play Augusta National Golf Club for an official practice round on April 1. The final round will take place at Augusta National on April 2 and will feature the top 30 competitors who made the cut. In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the winner will be decided by sudden-death playoff.
“Really excited that Auston has earned this great opportunity again,” Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen said. “The ANWA has quickly become the women’s amateur event. It was a lot of fun watching her compete on one of the most well-known and prestigious golf courses in the world last year. I know she will be ready to do it again and make the Vanderbilt community proud.”
A native of St. Augustine, Florida, Kim has been named to the ANNIKA Award watch list three times throughout her career. As a freshman, she was a WGCA All-America honorable mention and a third-team All-American by Golfweek. She earned exemption into the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open where she shot a 149 in two rounds as a junior.
NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours of live final-round coverage at Augusta National from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT on April 2. NBC Sports will also provide pre-event promotion across NBCUniversal’s portfolio, while GOLF Channel will deliver highlights, live reports and news coverage throughout the event, including onsite during the first two competitive rounds at Champions Retreat.
Additionally, GOLF Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence on April 1 from Augusta National and wrap ANWA coverage on April 2 and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on April 3.
Congratulations to our very own @AustonTKim for her invite to the 2022 @anwagolf ⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/EpQ6FZSZYk
— Vanderbilt Women's Golf (@VandyWGolf) January 19, 2022