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Darling & Rydqvist Make Cut, Headed to Augusta National on Saturday
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Darling & Rydqvist Make Cut, Headed to Augusta National on Saturday

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Duo sits at 1-under and four shots back of the lead heading into the final round of the 2024 Augusta National Women's Amateur

EVANS, Ga. – Junior All-Americans Hannah Darling and Louise Rydqvist are Augusta National bound after making the cut at the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Thursday. The duo sits at 1-under thru 36 holes, T-5th and just four shots off the lead heading into Saturday’s final round.

Scoring conditions were difficult in round two with high winds and firm greens at Champions Retreat Golf Club. Just five players in the field broke par after favorable conditions in the opening round on Wednesday.

Darling shot 66 (-6) in round one matching a tournament record for low first round score, equaling Rose Zhang’s opening 66 in 2023. Her eight birdies on day one set a new tournament record as well.

The Midlothian, Scotland, native shot 77 (+5) in round two. She will tee off at 9:40 a.m. (ET) on Saturday with Jasmine Koo of the United States. Darling is making her third-straight appearance at the ANWA. She T-27th in 2022 and missed the cut by a shot last year.

Rydqvist opened with a 70 (-2) on Wednesday, making four birdies with one down the stretch after knocking her tee shot close at the par-3 17th hole. She shot 73 (+1) in round two with a trio of birdies on her scorecard. Rydqvist is making her ANWA debut this week.

The Värnamo, Sweden, native will tee off at 9:50 a.m. (ET) with Hailey Borja of the United States (plays collegiately at Michigan) at Augusta National on Saturday.

This year marks the second time in which the Gamecocks have had multiple players make the cut at the ANWA. In 2021, All-Americans Pauline Roussin-Bouchard finished T-3rd (best finish in event by a Gamecock) and Ana Pelaez finished T-12th.

Players are participating in a practice round at Augusta National today. NBC will broadcast 3 hours of live final-round coverage from noon to 3 p.m. (ET) on Saturday.