Jennifer Kupcho makes history at Augusta National

Jennifer Kupcho

Jennifer Kupcho. 

Write the name in the record books and remember it for the future.

The current No.1 on the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking produced the kind of finish that many of her male professional contemporaries would give a small fortune for next Sunday, covering the final six holes in five-under to win the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

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Kupcho, a student at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, sealed the victory in grandstand fashion, rolling in a lengthy birdie putt to defeat Mexico’s Jennifer Fassi by four shots.

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It was a fitting way to book-end a historic week, with Kupcho having hit the tournament’s opening shot two days ago at Champions Retreat Golf Club.

Echoing one of The Masters’ many time-honoured traditions, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley presented Kupcho with the trophy in the Butler Cabin.

He told the 21-year-old: “You are now part of the history of Augusta National, along with all the great Masters champions who have been right here in the Butler Cabin, and we couldn’t be prouder of you.” 

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