Arkansas women's golfer Marin set to begin Augusta National Women’s Amateur

Arkansas golfer Maria José Marin is seen, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at the Blessings Golf Club in Johnson. (Hank Layton/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

Arkansas freshman Maria Jose Marin is one of 72 golfers set to compete in the fifth Augusta National Women’s Amateur today through Saturday in Augusta, Ga.

The first 36 holes of the event will be played at the Champions Retreat Golf Club. After that, the top 30 players and ties will compete in the final round at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday. All of the players in the field have the opportunity to play a practice round at Augusta National on Friday.

Marin, playing in her second ANWA is scheduled to tee off at 7:23 a.m. Central in Group 6 along with Florida State’s Lottie Woad and Auburn’s Anna Davis.

Marin, 17, tied for 14th last year with a 3-over 219 to become the first South American golfer to make the cut for the final round.

All three rounds of the tourney will air on the Golf Channel.