Teen golfer Avani invited to compete in Augusta National women’s amateur championships

Mumbai, Jan 20 (Golf News) Bengaluru-based amateur golfer, Avani Prashanth, has been invited to compete at the prestigious Augusta National Women's Amateur Championships, which will be played at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA starting on March 30.

The 15-year-old Indian will compete at the hallowed golf course, which has witnessed the likes of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson win on numerous occasions.

"Absolutely honoured to have received the invite for the Augusta amateurs, and I feel excited to participate against the best amateur players in the world," Avani said in a release.

The tournament, a 54-hole stroke-play event, which features 75 of the top amateurs from all over the world, will be held from March 30 to April 2.

Avani is the youngest Indian to claim the amateur treble — All-India Juniors, All-India Ladies Amateur, and the Billoo Sethi memorial.

The winner of the tournament will receive invitations to next five Augusta National Women's Amateurs, the 2022 Women's British Open and the 2022 US Women's Open.

Avani was inducted in Virat Kohli Foundation's athlete development programme in 2019. 

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News Source : PTI


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