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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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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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