Hewson and Mehaffey make history in Augusta

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Hewson helped Great Britain and Ireland win the Curtis Cup during its debut in 2016, but lost to the US in 2018

Alice Hewson and Olivia Mehaffey will write history on Saturday as they are the first women from the UK to be play a competitive round at Augusta National – the home of the Masters.

Mehaffey from England from Hewson and Northern Ireland finished one to qualify for the final round of the inaugural Augusta National Women & # 39; s Amateur.

The top 30 players in the 72 field made the cut.

"It's exciting to be in that small group of people," said Hewson, 21.

The Hertfordshire golfer, who has played twice in the Curtis Cup, has previously played Augusta National with her VS college.

However, she added: "I have only been in February, so the circumstances were really different from what I am going to get the week before the Masters.

" It will be great, Magnolia Drive down the lane and put yourself in the shoes of all the great professionals you've seen on TV as a young girl – and we'll be on TV this time too. "

The first two rounds were played on the Champions Retreat course in Evans, Georgia. Hewson opened with a & # 39; four-over-par 76 & # 39; but shot a 69 on T on Thursday to qualify, while Mehaffey signed for a 72 in round two after an opening 73.

Mehaffey, also 21, tweeted a short video that revealed her official invitation from Augusta National to play the final round and simply wrote: "Well, this is exciting. "

English golfers Annabel Fuller, 16 and Lily-May Humphreys, 17, both failed to make the cut, but they will experience Augusta National in Friday's practice round

American Jennifer Kupcho leads on five substandard, one shot for Mexico's Maria Fassi.

The Masters starts on Thursday, April 11 and there will be extensive coverage of the men's first major of the season in the BBC.

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