Jennifer Kupcho made history on Saturday as she completed a wire-to-wire victory at the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur courtesy of a remarkable back-nine rally.

Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey finished tied 23rd with a five-over total. She had been in good shape overall until a four-over 76 on the final day.

World number one Kupcho finished four strokes clear of nearest challenger Maria Fassi after picking up five shots in the last six holes of her final-round 67 at Augusta National Golf Club, which will play host to the Masters next week.

The final round saw women compete in a tournament at Augusta for the very first time, with the first two rounds being held at Champions Retreat Golf Club.

American Kupcho began the day with a one-shot lead but found herself two shots behind Fassi after carding one birdie and one bogey in her first 12 holes at Augusta.

Kupcho joined Fassi on seven under par after an eagle at the 13th before reeling off birdies at 15, 16 and 18 to jump to 10 under and clinch the title.

Mehaffey was also one of just 30 players to make it through to the final round, though four dropped shots, a double bogey on 13 included, in her last six holes took the gloss off her scorecard.