As the 2019 Masters wrapped up, the Big 12 Women's Golf Championship got underway in Broken Arrow. Last week, University of Oklahoma’s Julienne Soo wrote herself into women's golf history. For the first time since the Masters began in 1934, women took the course competing at Augusta National Golf Club. The first Augusta National Women Amateur, 85 years in the making.
“Never in a million years would I ever think that I would get to even see Augusta, yet here I am, and I got this chance to go play it,” Soo said.
Soo was one of 72 amateur women invited to play in the tournament from around the world.
“I was just amazed as soon as I heard I was going to Augusta.”
To be a part of the first women's tournament is something she'll never forget filled with moments she'll always remember playing on the course so many legends have before her.
“Definitely number 12 was a really special hole. There's been so many great memories that I’ve seen on tv. I've seen all the great shots that have come around there, and I tried to reenact them when I was on the greens being the little golf nerd that I am.”
She didn't make the cut the final round after shooting an 81 in round 1 and 77 in round 2 but being out there was a learning experience for the Sooner senior.
“I'm not playing my best golf at the moment, but I think it's opportunities like that I get to remind myself you're having a bad day. It’s not that you're a bad golfer because those kinds of tournaments are really special and just to be able to even to get the chance to play it means I’m on the right track I’m doing something ok.”
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