04 Apr 2022 | Amateur golf |

Rudgeley comes top-10 at Augusta National Women's Amateur

by Dane Heverin

Kirsten Rudgeley in action at Augusta National during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur.

West Australian Kirsten Rudgeley has recorded the best ever result by an Australian at the Augusta National Women's Amateur by finishing in a tie for eighth.

The 21-year-old from Mount Lawley opened the tournament with rounds of 73 and 74 at Champions Retreat, but she saved her best round for last - an even-par 72 - when the top-30 moved to the home of The Masters, Augusta National.

Only four players were able to break par in the final round, and Rudgeley impressed with memorable birdies at the par-5 eighth and the par-5 13th to remain at three-over for the tournament.

She was in contention all week, but The Athena champion would have needed something special to give victory a nudge as 16-year-old American Anna Davis became the youngest champions in the event's history after lighting up Augusta National with a final round of 69 to finish at one-under.

Emily Mahar was the other Australian in the field, but she was unable to make the cut with consecutive rounds of 76.

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