Kate Smith's golf career added another major milestone on Thursday.

The Detroit Lakes native announced she'd been invited to play in the 2021 August National Women's Amateur.

It is just the second time the Amateur will happen. It first started in 2019, but was cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Amateur will start March 31st, with the final round to be played on April 3rd.

The field includes 72 of the best amateur women's golfers from around the world competing for 54 holes. The first 36 holes will be played at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

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After those 36 holes, the field will be cut down to the leading 30 players, who will then advance to play the final round at Augusta National Golf Club, the same course that hosts The Masters.

Every player in the field will have a chance to practice at Augusta National before the final round of play.

"I think it needs to set in a little bit, because to me, I can't even wrap my head around it right now," Smith said.

Smith, a senior on the Nebraska women's golf team, has a loaded resume in her playing career.

She won five state championships playing for the Lakers. With the Cornhuskers, she's become an all-conference first team golfer and won the Mary Fossum Award in 2020, given to the conference's golfer with the best stroke average. Smith is a two-time winner of the Minnesota Golf Association Women's Amateur.

Now, the former Laker has a chance to play at one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world.

"Only 144 women have played this event," Smith said. "I'm just really grateful and I hope that that kind of attitude can carry me through to the event."