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Former Observer player of the year to tee off at first Augusta National women’s event Wednesday
Former Charlotte Observer girls golfer of the year Anna Redding will play in the first Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Wednesday.
Redding, a four-time state champion at Concord Cannon School, will tee off at 9:24 a.m. at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga.
The tournament was established to boost interest in the women’s game and will feature a 72-player international field. The 54-hole, or three-day event, will have a cut after 36 holes at Champions. The top 30 players will play the final round at Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters. This will be the first women’s event held at Augusta National.
The tournament winner will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2019 Women’s British Open, and any USGA, R&A and PGA of America amateur championships.