Six more into Augusta National Women’s Amateur, one spot remains

With the addition of six more players, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur field is now nearly full.

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An invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is the kind of thing a player will base her entire year around. After Augusta National released its initial list of confirmed entries on Jan. 21 – revealing 65 of the 72 players who will compete – the field has continued to fill.

With the addition of six more players, it is now nearly full.

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Those latest invitees include four current college players in Duke junior Jaravee Boonchant of Bangkok, Thailand; Oklahoma junior Kaitlin Milligan of Norman, Oklahoma; Fresno State junior Brigitte Thibault of Quebec, Canada and Denver freshman Anna Zanusso of Italy.

Amari Avery, a junior golfer from Riverside, California, and Ye Won Lee of South Korea also have been added to the field.

All appear on the field list on the tournament web site except for Zanusso, who appears to be the latest add.

Perhaps no one, though, reacted quite as memorably to receiving the long-awaited invitation as Zanusso did. Denver head coach Lindsay Kuhle captured this video of her team rallying around the freshman upon finding out she’d be going to Augusta.

The addition of these latest six players brings the field total to 71 women.

One more exemption remains for the winner of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, to be played Feb. 12-15 in Thailand.

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