Olivia Mehaffey prepares to make history after qualifying to play at Augusta

Olivia Mehaffey prepares to make history after qualifying to play at Augusta

Jennifer Kupcho struck a blow for gender equality and entered golf history books on Saturday when she was crowned Augusta National Women's Amateur champion by firing a final-round five-under 67 for a four-shot win over Maria Fassi. More importantly, she hit the final shot with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National to cap off a big week for her and for women's golf.

Only six women finished under par, and no one challenged Kupcho or Fassi, a senior at Arkansas from Mexico.

That was answered by a birdie from Fassi at the 14th as she holed a tricky downhill putt, but Kupcho hit back again with another superb second shot over the water at the par-five 15th to set up a birdie from the back of the green.

NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho has a one-shot lead over Mari Fassi of Spain, a senior at Arkansas honored previous year as the best woman in college golf.

Kupcho started from the 10th tee and negotiated the tougher Bluff Nine at Champions Retreat in two-under par with birdies on the par-3 11th and 17th holes.

American duo Zoe Campos (72) and Kaitlyn Papp (74) shared fifth place on one under.

At the 18th, Kupcho capped her victory with another brilliant birdie putt, winning the inaugural title by sinking a lengthy birdie putt.

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

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Despite that, Yuen said prior to the tournament that she felt "close" to being back to her best in a press release.

Missouri women's golfer Jessica Yuen finished the Augusta National Women's Amateur tied for last place on Thursday afternoon.

"I mean, the 18 holes, every single hole had something special", she said.

"It started to go away, and I was able to see", she said.

"I definitely think my length will help. It is fun. So to make it look that way for everyone watching, I hope it encourages people to pick up a club and go play".

Women have played Augusta National for years, though it was not until 2012 that the club had its first female members.

The crowd more resembled one you might find at a USA women's soccer game with plenty of teenage girls and mothers and fathers with children in tow.

I have to say, this Augusta Women's Amateur tournament is a step forward but it is a very small step, I think it is mostly public relations, actually.

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