Saturday, May 18

Augusta National Women’s Amateur: Anna Davis misses out on cut through slow-play charge

For the 2nd straight year, 18-year-old Anna Davis missed out on the cut at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur thanks to a regrettable judgment.

Now a freshman at Auburn, Davis got a slow-play charge on the 17th hole Thursday, which led her to miss out on the cut by a single stroke.

On a blustery day at Champions Retreat, Davis labored to shoot a 6-over 78, which dropped her to 4-over for the competition. She started the champion with a 2-under 70, however her charge stroke showed expensive as 3-over par acted as the cut line.

She naturally decreased an interview later and was noticeably psychological since of the judgment, according to Brentley Romine of the Golf Channel.

Her coach at Auburn, Melissa Luellen, stated she felt “sad.”

Anna Davis plays her tee shot on the 17th hole throughout the 2nd round of the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Picture by David Cannon/Getty Images

The main declaration from Tournament Rules Committee Chairman Jim Hyler, which Jordan Perez of No Laying Upchecks out as follows:

“Anna Davis was evaluated a one-stroke charge for offense of the Tournament’s Pace of Play Policy. Her group, that included Lottie Woad and Maria Jose Marin, was alerted that they ran out position several times throughout their 2nd round. While being timed, Davis got her very first hard time after playing her 2nd stroke on hole No. 5 and got her 2nd hard time following her 2nd stroke on hole No. 17. She was consequently examined a one-stroke charge, which was used on hole No. 17.”

A year earlier, when Rose Zhang won at Augusta National, Davis got a charge for poorly cleaning her ball. Preferred lies were in impact in the fairway, however not anywhere else. Davis cleaned off her ball after she missed out on the fairway, leading to 2 two-shot charges, per Romine.

Davis suffered another heartbreak this time, however definitely, the gifted Auburn Tiger will seek to recuperate in 2025.

Jack Milko is a golf personnel author for SB Nation’s Playing Through. Make sure to take a look at @_PlayingThrough for more golf protection. You can follow him on Twitter @jack_milko .

» …
Find out more