Gallery: Best of the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur

Kupcho heads to Augusta National with 1-shot lead | Miami Herald

She was later joined at that score by Campos.

They had a one-shot lead over Kaleigh Telfer of South Africa.

The first two rounds of the tournament are taking place at the Champions Retreat Club, after which the top 30 will progress to the final round at Augusta National.

World No 6 Jiwon Jeong of Korea, runner-up at the 2018 US Women's Amateur, is the highest ranked global player in the field.

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest and 16-year-old Californian Zoe Campos are tied for the lead at 4-under 68. Fans in the eastern time zone will be able to watch Henderson's first round in prime time, as the seven-time LPGA victor tees off at 1:03 p.m. local time (4:03 p.m. EDT). "So probably the first flawless round I've played".

In her last college tournament of the fall, Kupcho three-putted six times - "enough for the whole season", Mike quipped - and entered the pressure-cooker of the LPGA Q-Series not knowing what to expect.

Her five-under total helped the Auburn Tigers cruise to a 17-stroke victory, the program's first team win since 2014, and that was preceded by an individual third-place showing at the Alexa Stirling Intercollegiate. "They are really hard to read".

"Oh yes, they have it on livestream online", she said.

"I have always struggled with three-putting", added Kupcho. "I think they can definitely bomb driver pretty much every hole here". "It was cold and I think the course played a lot longer".

Kupcho heads to Augusta National with 1-shot lead | Miami Herald

Just like a year ago, Kupcho has hit her stride at the ideal time.

"I had a slow start with my putting, but I got it going during the middle and towards the end. It was like, no, I just legitimately had this thing wrong with my swing", Spieth said.

"My first birdie was on the par-3 6th hole where I hit a really good shot right at the pin and made a 10-footer". "When the pressure was on that day, I was hitting the ball horribly". "We figured let's just play one and not get wigged out about it".

It appeared to work for Campos. "It was more than just having fun out there", she added. "She was ready for the day and looked great out there". "And while I won't go into specifics, I will assure you that there will be more women members at Augusta National".

Benton carded her lone birdie on No. 7.

It is almost 17 years since an eye-popping row about sexual equality when Hootie Johnson, the club's late chairman, countered criticism with paraffin by declaring it would not be bullied into changing its stance on women "at the point of a bayonet".

"It was a very satisfying first round, especially as I got a special invite".

"I just felt like the world was rooting for me to come back, and I felt like I could do it even despite what had happened earlier in the round", he said.

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