AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur will feature plenty of familiar faces from the Ole Miss women’s golf team, as both Andrea Lignell and Chiara Tamburlini received invitations to the prestigious event set to run March 29 thru April 1.
This marks the first time of Lignell or Tamburlini’s career that they’ve received an invitation to play at the ANWA.
Recent Rebel alumnus Julia Johnson also earned an invitation to the 2023 iteration of the tournament, marking the fourth consecutive Augusta National Women’s Amateur that she’s received an invitation to.
The tournament, taking place a week before The Masters, will feature 72 of the best women’s amateur golfers in the world and will be held at the Champions Retreat Golf Club. Following the second round, the field will be cut to 30 with the final round to be played at Augusta National.
Lignell was on fire for the Rebels to open up the 2022-23 season, with the Gothenburg, Sweden, native capturing her first two collegiate tournament wins at the Cougar Classic and The Ally. Lignell went on to finish in the top three of all four of the team’s fall tournaments, shooting a stroke average of 69.50
A total of 11 out of Lignell’s 12 rounds played this fall were under par, with seven of those rounds being in the 60s. This already ties her for fourth all-time in program history for most rounds under par in a single season.
Tamburlini will be aiming to appear in her second consecutive Palmer Cup after earning a spot at No. 10 in the international rankings, with Tamburlini having helped lead the International Team to a 33-27 victory over Team USA in the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup in her home country of Switzerland.
The defending 2022 First-Team WGCA All-American has been on a tear for the Rebels, grabbing top 10 finishes in her past seven tournaments dating back to the 2022 Gator Invitational in March. Tamburlini also holds a streak of 15 straight top 20 finishes, a stretch that began at the 2021 NCAA Championships.
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