Seay is among 72 of the world’s best amateur golfers chosen to participate in the inaugural tournament. She is currently ranked 86th in the world among amateur female golfers by World Amateur Golf Ranking.
The April 3-6 tournament is the first women’s event to be held at the Augusta National Golf Club since it opened in 1933. Augusta National memberships weren’t open to women until 2012.
“For me, the most exciting part is the creation of the event itself,” Seay said. “It’s exciting to see Augusta of all places — given its history of exclusion and emphasis on tradition — take initiative by introducing a women’s event.”
Seay has previously competed in national tournaments like the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, finishing in the top five among prep golfers, and the 2018 World Junior Girls Championship, where she finished fourth. In November, she announced her intent to play golf at Stanford University after graduating from the Francis Parker School this May.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to play one of the most famous golf courses in the world,” said Stacey Zoyiopoulos, who has coached Seay in her freshman, junior and senior years. “My hope for her is that she not only hits the fairways and greens but that she will have a moment to take it all in while she is playing at the home of the Masters.”
— City News Service
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