Razorback senior Maria Fassi in contention at Augusta National Women's Amateur

But while she may be an outside shot to win the inaugural Championship, the experience alone will be a fantastic one for Mehaffey, who will become one of the first female golfers to tee off at one of the world's most renowned golf courses.

Earlier, on Friday, South Korea's Kim Si-woo fired a brilliant hole-in-one to surge into a four-shot lead at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

The full field of 72 players will have the opportunity to play a practice round at Augusta National on Friday.

Royal County Down's Olivia Mehaffey will make history tomorrow as one of the first women to ever play a competitive round of golf at Augusta National after she qualified for the final round of the first annual Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship.

Augusta's trademark lightning-quick and undulating greens took a toll on rivals as Kupcho and Fassi battled beneath the Georgia pines in fabled Amen Corner, women shining for the first time over some of golf's most famous holes.

Fassi answered with a 10-foot birdie putt to regain the lead, and Kupcho chose to aim her 3-hybrid to the bunker right of the green on the par-5 15th. The Wake Forest University senior led after 36 holes on 5-under par 139 with Mexico's Maria Fassi, a University of Arkansas senior, one stroke behind.

One time Asian Tour victor Sandhu carded a six-under 65 on the final round but finished just short of Sadom overall with 266 in the $350,000 tournament. "It's going to be a lot of fun".

Kupcho received the champion's trophy in Butler Cabin, where Masters winners are presented with green jackets, and Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley told her, "You're part of Augusta National history now".

Coverage of the Augusta National Women's Amateur final round will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Golf Channel, and switch to NBC at 12:00 p.m. ET. She three-putted the 10th to fall two behind, and sat on a bench at the 11th tee to gather herself.

"I started out strong and was hitting the ball really well", Kupcho said. "I'm going to pretend it's the final round of the event and see what I can shoot out there".

Even though she was not the most accurate with her driver, she felt she held an advantage over the field at Augusta National.

We facilitated two lawsuits against two of the companies whose CEOs were members at Augusta, and there was a non-monetary part of the settlement that said they "could not entertain at or in conjunction with" any venue that discriminated on the basis of race or gender.


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