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A Masters tradition was extended to Augusta National Women’s Amateur champ Jennifer Kupcho

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Jennifer Kupcho celebrates on the 18th green after winning the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

By Joel Beall
Jennifer Kupcho won the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in style last spring, a triumph that bestowed a silver cup.

A cup that now has accompanying glassware.

Among the litany of Masters traditions is the awarding of crystal. These prizes are delivered to players that make an eagle (goblet), hole-in-one or double eagle (large bowls) during the event, along with each day’s low score receiving a vase. These honours, which trace their roots to 1954, have carried over to Augusta National’s women’s event, judging by Kupcho’s social media feed.

On Wednesday the former NCAA champion posted a photo of her special delivery from Augusta National:

Goblets that have extra importance, as Kupcho’s eagle served as a catalyst in her comeback victory. Kupcho, 22, is currently in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour. Along with her Augusta victory, she finished T-2 at the Evian Championship, and sits 42nd on the circuit’s money list with five events left on the calendar.

 

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