Weather delays push the end of ANWA second round to Friday | Golf News and Tour Information

For Augusta National Women’s Amateur competitors, Friday is arguably the most anticipated day of the tournament, even if it’s just a chance for practice rounds. Not only any Practice laps, watch out. The 72 players are guaranteed to achieve what is universally a dream of playing at Augusta National Golf Club.

This particular Friday, April Fool’s Day, the introduction or return (for some) to America’s most recognizable golf course will have to wait. Bad weather delayed the second of two rounds of Champions Retreat, and even when the players were able to return in glorious sunshine, only six were able to complete before dark.

The second round will resume at 7:30 a.m. ET on Friday, with a possible playoff to follow, as only the top 30 players reach the final round to be played Saturday at Augusta National. It is the first time in the three stages of ANWA that the weather postpones the pursuit of the second round to Friday.

As for who’s in charge, that’s in the eye of the beholder. Sweden’s Beatrice Wallin, a 22-year-old senior at Florida State, and California’s Amari Avery, 18, of USC, each tied for the tournament and were one under in the second round over 16 holes. California’s Hailey Borja, a 20-year-old who attends Michigan, was the only red-figure player until she made back-to-back bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes, and she’ll return to the tie with seven holes to play. Friday.

The clubhouse leader, two more, is 18-year-old Californian Anna Davis, who followed her first-round 70 with a 76 on Thursday.

The cut line before Friday is four points or better. There are 25 women in this group, with 11 players expected to enter a playoff for five places. That, or course, can change drastically over the final set of holes. Among those battling for a spot in the last 30 is current world No. 1 amateur Rose Zhang, who has five of 14.

Emilia Migliaccio, who finished second in ANWA last year, is inside the four-under cut line through 10 holes.

Michael C. Ford