Jennifer Kupcho struck a blow for gender equality and entered golf history books when she was crowned Augusta National Women's Amateur champion, hoisting the cup at a club that just seven years ago did not have a single woman member.
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Jennifer Kupcho celebrates with the trophy after winning the inaugural National Women's Amateur championship at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2019.
Jennifer Kupcho hugs Maria Fassi of Mexico after winning the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur championship.
Augusta National member Condoleezza Rice sits with club members as they attend the trip presentation for the championship.
Maria Fassi of Mexico celebrates a birdie on the 14th hole during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Kaleigh Telfer of South Africa hits a fairway shot on the second hole during the final round. The first competitive round played by women at Augusta National attracted a large crowd but it was not the typical gallery seen at the Masters.
Jennifer Kupcho is applauded by Maria Fassi after winning. Following a Masters tradition, the round began with ceremonial tee shots. LPGA greats Nancy Lopez, Pak Se-ri, Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam did the honors.
A flag on the 16th hole is shown during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Maria Fassi hits off the 13th tee during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Jennifer Kupcho walks onto the 13th green during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Kaitlyn Papp hits from the crowd on the 9th hole during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Seo-yun Kwon of South Korea hits on the second fairway during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Jennifer Kupcho walks over Nelson Bridge to the 13th fairway during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Jennifer Kupcho marks her score card as she walks off the 17th green while on her way to winning the championship. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Emma Spitz of Austria hits off the first tee during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Maria Fassi and Jennifer Kupcho walk over the Hogan Bridge as they play the 12th hole during the final round. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley presents Jennifer Kupcho with the trophy.