October 6, 2014
Mary Ann Hayward of the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club has once again worked her way through the field to win the Empire Life Eastern Provinces Championship at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Ontario. She topped off the tournament with a 4&3 victory over Gail Pimm of the Whitevale Golf Club on Monday, June 11.
It’s hardly unfamiliar territory for the 58-year-old Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member. She first earned the match play title in 1983 and went on to have her name etched on the trophy in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, and 2016, respectively. To say she is well-acquainted with the historic Stanley Thompson layout would be an understatement. In fact, when asked, she could not even estimate how many times she has played the century old layout, a course where she also won a Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship in 1996.
Hayward, the #3 seed after the Saturday Field Day, advanced to the championship final after matches won over Connie McRae, Ivy Steinburg, and a dramatic 20-hole affair with host club member Abbie Anghelescu.
Pimm, who won the Field Day, continued her fine play in the match pay portion of the event, getting past…
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