AUGUSTA, Ga. –Amanda Sambach (Pinehurst, N.C.) shot 3-under 69 and is tied for seventh place following Wednesday’s opening round at the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Starting on the 10th hole at Champions Retreat Golf Club, Sambach posted a bogey-free round with birdies on her first, 10th and 18th holes.

Sambach is three shots behind tournament leader Hannah Darling of South Carolina.

The first 36 holes of the ANWA are being contested over two days on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round Friday, April 5. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6 and will feature the top 30 competitors who made the cut.

This is Sambach’s fourth appearance at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. She also played in the tournament in 2021, 2022 and 2023. She failed to make the final round during her first two appearances. Last year, Sambach made the cut and tied for 14th at 3-over 219, including a final round of 2-over 74 at Augusta National, the site of The Masters.

The field for the tournament features 72 of the top women’s amateur players from around the world. Sambach qualified by being among the United States’ top-30 players in the final World Amateur Golf Rankings for 2023.

The first and second rounds of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur will be broadcast live on Golf Channel (1:30-3:30 p.m. ET) from Champions Retreat Golf Club. NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours (Noon-3 p.m. ET) of live final-round coverage of the event at Augusta National. Additionally, Golf Channel’s “Live From the Masters” will commence on Friday, April 5 at Augusta National to provide coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals and the Masters Tournament.

More information, including live scoring, is available