Colombian María José Marín made history at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur

María José Marín at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, United States.

Photo: Jose Marin

After a round with ups and downs, María José Marín from Cali became the first South American player to make the cut at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA), a tournament that brings together golf promises in Georgia, United States.

The Colombian will play the final round of this competition next Saturday in the prestigious field where The Masters is also held, one of the four most important tournaments in this discipline.

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The 16-year-old golfer from Cali presented cards of 71 and 72 strokes between Wednesday and Thursday, which translated into the best result of a player from this side of the continent in a contest that is playing its fourth edition and in which the best amateur golfers in the world.

With this record, ‘Majo’ achieved something historic not only for the country, but for the region, as she left the Colombian flag among the 30 best golfers in the tournament, a historic milestone, since those who came before her had not played the round final. In addition to this, she became the second Latin American golfer to achieve this performance, only preceded by the Mexican María Fassi, now in the LPGA.

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After the first round, the Colombian golfer had already stated that she was fulfilling a dream and that she hoped to continue fighting within the top 10 of the tournament, something that she managed to revalidate this Thursday with a birdie on the last hole, which allowed her to secure her ninth place. and his presence on the weekend.

For now, the ANWA is led by the American Rose Zhang, who this Thursday presented an incredible card of 65 strokes to reach a total of -13 and remain, with some advantage, at the top of the event that will have a break tomorrow for female golfers to visit the emblematic Augusta National Golf Club.

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