Kupcho makes history as first woman to win at Augusta

Check out the best social media reaction from the Augusta National Women's Amateur, where Jennifer Kupcho became the very first victor of the event after shooting a final-round 67.

Jennifer Kupcho tees off the 11th hole during the first round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament at Champions Retreat in Evans, Ga., Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

We facilitated two lawsuits against two of the companies whose CEOs were members at Augusta, and there was a non-monetary part of the settlement that said they "could not entertain at or in conjunction with" any venue that discriminated on the basis of race or gender. The duo will take part in the practice round at Augusta National on Friday but did not make the cut to Saturday's final round.

The final round is Saturday at Augusta National, the first time women have competed on one of the most famous golf courses in the world.

"Just to play here at Augusta and have that kind of treatment, I think the woman's game is really going to come out stronger", she said, adding later that "there's no bigger stage than this for amateur golf".

Kupcho began the day with a one-shot lead over Fassi. The Wake Forest University senior led after 36 holes on 5-under par 139 with Mexico's Maria Fassi, a University of Arkansas senior, one stroke behind.

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Augusta National´s all-male status led to a 2003 protest across the street from the club but it was not until August 2012 when businesswoman Darla Moore and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice were named the club´s first women members.

The crowd more resembled one you might find at a US women's soccer game with plenty of teenage girls and mothers and fathers with children in tow.

Olarra, who works as an auditor in Madrid, grabbed the final spot on the second playoff hole - the par-3 17th - where she rolled in a birdie putt from 25 feet.

The highlight came on the 167-yard par-three 16th, when Kim uncorked a superb nine iron for only the second ace of his career.

The two embraced again on the 18th green, promising more battles for titles in the future. Kwon was among nine players who made par on the first extra hole, all of them advancing when Alessia Nobilio of Italy and Ainhoa Olarra of Spain made bogey.

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