Filler will make her debut in the prestigious event that has a Gator golf connection. UF alum and and current Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley announced the commencement of the ANWA in 2019. Creating the only event played by women on the prestigious course and home of The Masters. The event features the top-40 amateurs and was established to inspire greater interest and participation in the women’s game by creating a new, exciting and rewarding pathway for these players to fulfill their dreams.
She will become the fifth Gator to compete in the event joining current teammate Annabell Fuller, a three-time participant. Florida has a representative every year of the tournament, including the inaugural event with three.
Beginning the week prior to the 87th Masters Tournament, the international field will compete across 54 holes of stroke play, with a cut to 30 players taking place after 36 holes. The first two rounds will take place on the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round on Friday, March 31. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 1 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.
A breakout sophomore season last year, Filler was named a Golfweek All-American and earned her second All-SEC Second Team selection. She led the team in multiple categories; stroke average (72.3), under-par rounds (14) and tournaments (6), rounds in the 60s (8), top-10 (4) and top-25 (8) finishes and low scores for 18 (65), 36 (134) and 54-holes (203).
The Palm Beach Gardens native also tied for second all-time in program history for a tournament score of 203 (-13) at The Ally and was one stroke away from tying the record. Filler sent Florida to the match play finals at the 2022 SEC Championship for the first time in program history behind her match-clinching point victory on 17.
Last summer, Filler played in her second LPGA event at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and made the cut with two 1-under rounds.
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Florida’s All-Time Participants