Tsubasa Kajitani gained the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur in a playoff Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club.
Kajitani defeated Emilia Migliaccio in the one-hole playoff on the 18th gap.
Kajitani shot 70 in the ultimate spherical, ending the match at 1-over par.
The 17-year-old from Ikayama, Japan is the world’s twenty third ranked beginner.
Kajitani was runner-up on the Avondale Amateur in Australia earlier this 12 months, ending one stroke behind Grace Kim.
The closing spherical bought off to a cold begin, as frost delayed tee occasions an hour, however turned sunny and heat because the day progressed.
The Augusta Women’s National is a 54-hole stroke play occasion. A reduce befell after 36 holes, with the highest 30 gamers advancing to the ultimate spherical at Augusta National.
The first two rounds had been performed over two days at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, adopted by a apply spherical at Augusta National Friday.
The inaugural match befell in 2019 however was canceled final 12 months over COVID considerations.