Following a Masters tradition honoring tournament founder Bobby Jones, the field this year includes five amateurs from four nations.
For the record, no amateur has ever won the Masters. Jones never finished better than 13th (1934), though he had retired from competitive golf four years before he founded the tournament.
This year’s amateur field (alphabetically):
Age: 19 Home: Norman, Okla.
Qualification: U.S. Amateur runner-up.
A third-generation University of Oklahoma athlete, Dalke is the youngest player in the field.
Age: 19 Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Qualification: Latin American Amateur champion
With no current plans to turn pro, Gana is a freshman at Lynn (Fla.) University.
Age: 22. Hometown: Corhampton, England
Qualification: British Amateur champion
Only member of the field from Crookhorn College of Technology.
Age: 25 Hometown: Newport Beach, Cal.
Qualification: U.S. Mid-Amateur champion
The former USC Trojan is a financial analyst.
Age: 20. Hometown: Perth, Australia
Qualification: U.S. Amateur champion
Luck actually qualified twice, also winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur title.
Three Masters amateurs have finished second: Frank Shanahan, 1947 (5 under par); Ken Venturi, 1956 (2 over par) and Charlie Coe, 1961 (7 under par).