AUGUSTA, Ga. – Virginia sophomore golfer Amanda Sambach (Pinehurst, N.C.) finished tied for 14th at the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur where Saturday’s final round was played at Augusta National. Sambach shot 2-over 74 at the site of The Masters for a 54-hole total of 3-over 219.
Starting on the 10th hole, Sambach played her first nine holes at 2-over par after she double bogeyed the 18th hole. She rebounded to complete the front nine at even par. Her round included three birdies and three bogeys.
Saturday’s play was suspended at one point for three hours due to thunderstorms that passed through the area. Stanford’s Rose Zhang won the event on the second playoff hole with Georgia’s Jenny Bae. They completed play tied at 9-under, 207.
It was the third time Sambach has qualified for the tournament and marked the first time she advanced to the final round of competition.
UVA junior Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, Del.) also competed at the ANWA but missed the cut by two shots, finishing her two rounds at 4-over 148. She finished tied for 37th.
The Virginia women’s golf team returns to action Monday when the Cavaliers compete at NC State’s Wolfpack Match Play event. It is the team’s final regular-season tournament.