As of now, this is just a placeholder. The dates are posted (April 1 thru 4), but that's it ... no details or dates on the qualifications. Last year at this time, players were posting pics of their invitations on IG! No one covers amateur golf better than GolfWeek, but they have absolutely nothing about this event.
I looked at today's WAGR list and the changes from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15 are crazy ... the magic of mathematics. The top-rated player from Japan is Nanako Ueno, who did nothing last week and moved from #120 to #44!
Gabi Ruffels picked the ANA over the chance to play a practice round on a passé TV studio course. Good call, Gabi.
Gabi plans to stay at USC for the duration, so she can still play the ANWA in 2021 ... but has to keep playing good golf to maintain a high enough ranking. Her parents live near Mission Hills which may have influenced her decision to play the zombie major.
They've got 65 spots filled with 7 more to go.
(As of January 21, 2020)
Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, Texas Zoe Campos, West Hills, California Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Florida Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii Amanda Doherty, Atlanta, Georgia Caterina Don, Turin, Italy Isabella Fierro, Merida, Mexico Karen Fredgaard, Asserbo, Denmark Annabell Fuller, London, England Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii Megha Ganne, Holmdel, New Jersey Sofia Garcia, Asuncion, Paraguay Amelia Garvey, Christchurch, New Zealand Allyson Geer-Park, Brighton, Michigan Linn Grant, Helsingborg, Sweden Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Kentucky Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tennessee Paris Hilinski, La Quinta, California Emilee Hoffman, Sacramento, California Isabella Holpfer, Olbendorf, Austria Yu-Chiang Hou, Chinese Taipei Yu-Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei Lily May Humphreys, Sudbury, England Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, Louisiana Tsubasa Kajitani, Okayana, Japan Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Florida Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Grace Kim, New South Wales, Australia Paula Kirner, Lorsch, Germany Ingrid Lindblad, Halmstad, Sweden Siyun Liu, Shanghai, China Clarisse Louis, Brussels, Belgium Candice Mahe, Gourin, France Lucie Malchirand, Carnoux, France Olivia Mehaffey, Banbridge, Northern Ireland Alexa Melton, Covina, California Emilia Migliaccio, Raleigh, North Carolina Michaela Morard, Hunstville, Alabama Benedetta Moresco, Caldogno, Italy Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, California Alessia Nobilio, Milan, Italy Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond, Kentucky Emilie Paltinieri, Milan, Italy Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Florida Pimnipa Panthong, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand Brooke Riley, Manteca, California Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Carqueiranne, France Amanda Sambach, Davidson, North Carolina Megan Schofill, Monticello, Florida Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Maryland Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Indiana Ellie Slama, Salem, Oregon Emma Spitz, Goellersdorf, Austria Natalie Srinivasan, Spartanburg, South Carolina Maja Stark, Abbekas, Sweden Karoline Stormo, Tvedestrand, Norway Kaleigh Telfer, Kyalami, South Africa Emily Toy, Cornwall, England Isobel Wardle, Alderley Edge, England Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas Chia Yen Wu, Chinese Taipei Agustina Zeballos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I set the WAGR filter for week 52 of 2019 and here were the top-rated players from the ROK:
#59 Ye Won Lee
#72 Min A Yoon
#97 Uhjin Seo
Maybe they are part of the seven invitations not confirmed yet ... remember, it takes snail mail to deliver the gold wax documents (probably suitable for framing, too). If the Korea Golf Association is involved, I hope they don't foul up the communications the way the Japan Golf Association did last year ... Yuka Yasuda was invited, but Japan could have sent more players. Speaking of Japan, the mass exodus of talent to the JLPGA in the last few months doesn't leave them much ... only one player in the top-100.
It has been reported that Jaravee Boonchant (Duke junior) has accepted her invitation.
I'll take your word for it ... obviously it takes time for the official website to be updated ... five openings remain.
Looked up Auston Kim, a soph at Vanderbilt ... had team-leading 71.42 scoring avg. during the four fall events of the 2019-20 season. When you're averaging under 72 at a major college program, you are really golfing your ball.
(Update: Boonchant officially committed Tuesday after the ANWA release had been sent out, per Duke University, where Boonchant is a junior. Also, junior player Amari Avery was added to the ANWA website's field list. Those two commitments push the field to 67 players; Five more spots remain.)
WAGR still lists Ye Won Lee as the top-ranked Korean, currently #51. I found her IG account, but she has nothing posted regarding ANWA ... in fact, I can't find a Korean news article on her confirmation for the ANWA.
Her last three IG posts seem to imply that she is doing winter camp with Team Korea at The Vines Resort & CC, about 10 miles NE of Perth Australia.
The only player from Red China is Siyun Liu, a senior at Wake Forest U. She's playing with her team in California now and probably has no plans to visit her hometown of Shanghai for the foreseeable future.