Filler will make her second appearance in a prestigious event that has a Gator golf connection. UF alum and current Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley announced the commencement of the ANWA in 2018 with the inaugural event beginning in 2019.
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Creating the only event played by women on the prestigious course and home of The Masters. The event features the top-72 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.
Filler marks a Gator a representative every year of the tournament, including the inaugural event with three (Sierra Brooks, Annabell Fuller and Marta Perez). Filler is the second UF golfer to play in the event twice, joining Fuller (2019, 2021, 2022).
Head coach Emily Glaser has had five golfers play in the tournament and one in every single year totaling eight appearances.
Beginning the week prior to the 88th 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, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. The entire field will then play Augusta National for an official practice round on Friday, April 5. The final round will take place at Augusta National on Saturday, April 6 and will feature the competitors who made the cut.
Filler’s fall play earned her a spot on the ANNIKA Award Watch List and a two-time SEC Golfer of the Week recipient. She currently is ranked the No. 4 player in the NCAA and leads the Gators in nearly every statistical category and ranks second in stroke average in the SEC with a 69.67. She is one of two golfers in the SEC (LSU’s Ingrid Lindblad) who has two solo victories this season, which is also tied for second most in Division I. The senior has finished 1-1-T2 in the last three events and under par for three of the four.
The Palm Beach Gardens native, won her first collegiate victory at Tar Heel Invitational and her second at The Ally. Both…