Seattle golfer invited to Augusta Women’s Amateur

Updated: February 2, 2024

Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle has earned a coveted invitation to play in the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the final round of which will be held at the famed Augusta National layout on April 6, the week before the Masters Tournament will be held.

The championship features an international field of 72 women amateurs who compete over 54 holes of stroke play. A cut will take place after 36 holes, advancing the leading 30 players and ties to the final round. The event was established to inspire greater interest and participation in the women’s game by creating a new, exciting and rewarding pathway for these players to fulfill their dreams.

Currently a junior on the Northwestern University women’s golf team, in 2022 Nguyen was named the PNGA Women’s Player of the Year and the WA Golf Women’s Player of the Year.

2022 photo of Lauryn Nguyen after winning the 120th PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship
Photo by PNGA

At Northwestern, Nguyen was named Big 10 Freshman of the Year, and First Team All-Big 10 in her sophomore year. In 2023 she was named an Academic All-Big 10. 

In 2019, Nguyen received the USGA/ALGA Presidents’ Leadership Award, and she is also known for her leadership off the course. She and her brother, Alex, manage the charitable Duc Foundation with the assistance of their friends and family. In collaboration with the Duc Foundation, Lauryn and her “golf sisters” from the Nguyen families organize the annual Nguyen Junior Am charity golf tournament.