Mehaffey advances to final round at Augusta Amateur

Paul McGinley

Fassi answered with a 10-foot birdie putt to regain the lead, and Kupcho chose to aim her 3-hybrid to the bunker right of the green on the par-5 15th.

She birdied hole one but gave both strokes back with bogeys on holes three and four. World No. 1 Jennifer Kupcho (Denver, Colo.) takes a 1-shot lead into the final round and will be paired with No. 5 Maria Fassi of Mexico.

After pars at 17, Kupcho would close out the historic round in style by rolling in a long range birdie putt at the last to seal a comfortable victory.

Pak struck the first ceremonial tee shot followed in order by Ochoa, Lopez and Sorenstam, handling the duties in a similar fashion to how Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and the late Arnold Palmer have done at the Masters.

The amateur tournament was the first women's trophy ever contested at Augusta National, which opened in 1933 but didn't admit its first female members until 2012. On Thursday, she eagled the toughest hole on the golf course - the par-5 14th where she chipped in from 40 yards - and made an additional five birdies, but also mixed in five bogeys. She picked up another stroke on the par-4 1st, but she missed a short birdie putt on her 11th hole, the second of the Island Nine, and struggled with her swing after that.

"He's willing to do anything that makes me happy and is best for me so he kind of came to me on the second hole and said I don't know maybe you should take the caddie". "I'm going to pretend it's the final round of the event and see what I can shoot out there".

Tied again, she delivered the victor with a 7-iron on the par-3 16th that caught the ridge and fed down to the hole. Fassi hugged her when Kupcho hit 6-iron to 2 feet on No. 6 for birdie.

Meanwhile, young Thai talent Sadom Kaewkanjana held his nerve on Saturday to become the fastest qualifying school graduate to win on the Asian Tour when he clinched the Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open by one shot. Fassi's tee shot stayed on the top shelf, leading to a three-putt that put the tournament in Kupcho's hands.

"It's just awesome. It's just great to be able to do that", Kupcho said. "And to make it look fun".

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