Gail Pimm Prevails At Ontario Senior Women’s Championship

Gail Pimm wins the 2015 Ontario Senior Women's Golf Championship in a one -hole playoff (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)
Gail Pimm wins the 2015 Ontario Senior Women's Golf Championship in a one -hole playoff (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)
Gail Pimm wins the 2015 Ontario Senior Women’s Golf Championship in a one -hole playoff (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)

With 18 holes to play at the Investors Group Ontario Senior Women’s Championship Mary Ann Hayward, with a four stroke lead, was well her way to a fourth consecutive title.

Golf had other ideas.

The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member stumbled out of the gate at the Loyalist Country Club in Bath, Ontario. She made a double bogey on the first hole of the final round on her way to front nine score of 40 (+5).

It was opening her pursuers needed.  While Hayward would right the ship on the second nine of the day, shooting even par, Gail Pimm and Debbie Court launched their way up the leaderboard with under par rounds of 70 and 71, respectively.

When the last put fell on regulation play it left the trio in a three-way tie and headed back down the 18th fairway at the club located just west of Kington.

Pimm, riding the momentum from the lowest round of the day, carried it through to the extra hole, making a birdie to secure the championship.

The Whitevale Golf Club member delighted with the win.

“I was playing with some confidence today and everything seemed to work out,” the Uxbridge resident shared.  “I was pleased with that. I’ve really been working at it for that kind of thing to happen.  I’m happy but I’m not surprised.”

What did catch Pimm off guard was the fact she might be be in a playoff at all. “I had no idea coming in after the round that it would be a tie. I went at it (the playoff) just like I’d been going at it all day. I just one shot after the next.”

Pimm, who has the runner-up in 2014 to Hayward, was delighted to finally have worked her way to the top of the board.  “I’ve been second quite often but the win is something special.  It just kind of means that all the work I’ve been doing has paid off.”

Pimm, Court and Hayward earned the right to represent Ontario in the inter-provincial competition at the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship, also Aug. 26-28 at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa in Camlachie.

Capturing the Senior Women’s 60+ Division title was Brockville’s Theresa deLuis. The Brockville Country Club member finished her final round five-over (77), which brought her to 14-over (81-72-77-230) for the tournament. That was good enough to clinch the title by four strokes.  In the 70+ Division, the champion was Stoney Creek’s Phyllis Bennett (99-91-190), from Rockway Vineyards.

Also announced at the conclusion of the event was the Ontario Senior Women’s team for the 2016 Ada Mackenzie Matches with New York State. Spots for the team went to the top 10 finishers in the Senior Women’s Championship. The team will consist of Pimm, Court, Hayward, Kyrinis, deLuis, Strathroy’s Jane Hedges-McKinnon, Stouffville’s Ivy Steinberg, Dundas’ Sarah-Anne Smurlick, Toronto’s Kelly Koselek and Reid.

Full Leaderboard
Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Gail Pimm  Whitevale GC (p) -2 F +5 73 78 70 221
T2 Debbie Court  Toronto Golf Club -1 F +5 74 76 71 221
T2 Mary Ann Hayward  The Club at North Halton +5 F +5 74 70 77 221
4 Judith Kyrinis  Thornhill G&CC +5 F +10 72 77 77 226
T5 Theresa deLuis  Brockville CC +5 F +14 81 72 77 230
T5 Jane Hedges-Mckinnon  Bear Creek GCC +5 F +14 79 74 77 230
T7 Ivy Steinberg  Granite GC +2 F +17 80 79 74 233
T7 Sarah-Anne Smurlick  Ladies GC of Toronto +3 F +17 84 74 75 233
9 Kelly Koselek  Cedar Brae G & CC +5 F +18 79 78 77 234
T10 Marion Reid  Islington GC -2 F +19 81 84 70 235
T10 Allyson Harrison  Glen Lawrence Golf Club +9 F +19 77 77 81 235
12 Sue Postian  Sunningdale GC +7 F +21 79 79 79 237
T13 Joanne Noble  Weston G&CC +3 F +22 79 84 75 238
T13 Lynn Morrison  Kedron Dells Golf Course +13 F +22 78 75 85 238
15 Barbara Wellard  North Bay G & CC +10 F +23 78 79 82 239
16 Cheryll Damphouse  Kingsville Golf & Country +9 F +26 76 85 81 242
17 Jeanne Beaith  Dalewood GC +9 F +28 82 81 81 244
18 Lynne Owen  Trafalgar Golf & Country +12 F +29 82 79 84 245
T19 Cathy Welsand  Galt Country Club +6 F +30 84 84 78 246
T19 Kathy Pilkey  Sleepy Hollow CC +12 F +30 82 80 84 246
T21 Mary Lou Henderson  Kingsville Golf & Country +10 F +31 83 82 82 247
T21 Nanette Cuddy  Credit Valley Golf & Coun +13 F +31 81 81 85 247
23 Cathy E. Koszman  West Haven G & CC +10 F +33 86 81 82 249
T24 Janelle Fairgrieve  Islington GC +13 F +36 80 87 85 252
T24 Debbie McDonald  Sleepy Hollow CC +14 F +36 80 86 86 252
T24 Judy Oryniak  Riverbend Golf Community +14 F +36 80 86 86 252
T24 Linda Burroughsford  Cherry Hill Club +15 F +36 85 80 87 252
T28 Jan Atkinson Hall  Mad River GC +9 F +37 88 84 81 253
T28 Sylvia Taus  North Bay G & CC +10 F +37 86 85 82 253
T28 Denise Schaefer  Elmira Golf Club +14 F +37 86 81 86 253
T28 Cindy Jonescu  Deer Ridge Golf Club +15 F +37 80 86 87 253
T32 Becky Ostrom  Riverbend Golf Community +12 F +38 91 79 84 254
T32 Margaret Lockhart  Oaks of St. George Golf C +13 F +38 84 85 85 254
T32 Kelly Bertrand  Kedron Dells Golf Course +16 F +38 84 82 88 254
35 Margot Gillespie  Kingsville Golf & Country +12 F +39 87 84 84 255
T36 Diane Higgins  Deer Ridge Golf Club +17 F +40 87 80 89 256
T36 Susan Gaston  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr +17 F +40 83 84 89 256
T38 Julie Jarvis  Public Player(GAO Member) +12 F +41 89 84 84 257
T38 Connie McRae  Glen Lawrence Golf Club +12 F +41 82 91 84 257
T40 Karen Rockliff  Pointe West GC +12 F +44 89 87 84 260
T40 Catherine Butler  Georgian Bay Club +13 F +44 87 88 85 260
T40 Marianne Vardon  Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc +20 F +44 87 81 92 260
T43 Deborah Reimer  Garrison Golf & Curling C +13 F +45 89 87 85 261
T43 Joey Bush  Sleepy Hollow CC +14 F +45 86 89 86 261
T45 Karen Vamplew  Twenty Valley Golf & Coun +16 F +47 87 88 88 263
T45 Julie Green  The Club at North Halton +17 F +47 86 88 89 263
47 Kathie Houghton  Georgian Bay Club +16 F +49 85 92 88 265
48 Kim Rutherford  Fox Glen Golf Club +23 F +50 87 84 95 266
T49 Lori Christie  Garrison Golf & Curling C +19 F +51 89 87 91 267
T49 Cindy Dunham  Northridge Public Golf Co +23 F +51 87 85 95 267
T51 Shelley Bauer  Sparrow Lakes Golf Club +19 F +52 88 89 91 268
T51 Cindy Wegg  Public Player(GAO Member) +21 F +52 87 88 93 268
T53 Roma Harris  Woodlands Links +21 F +53 90 86 93 269
T53 Sharon Blaxall  St. Thomas Golf & Country +23 F +53 83 91 95 269
55 Carol Cort  Rockway Vineyards +23 F +56 92 85 95 272
DID NOT FINISH
MC Ginny Marshall  Westmount G & CC +34 88 90 178
MC Kimberley Legge  Saugeen Golf Club +35 87 92 179
MC Julie Girard  York Downs Golf & Country +35 86 93 179
MC Judy Stewart  Barrie CC +36 90 90 180
MC Sheila Chiarandini  Loyalist CC +37 92 89 181
MC Joan McAndrew  Saugeen Golf Club +37 95 86 181
MC Sharon Sturgis  Smuggler’s Glen GC +38 91 91 182
MC Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood  Parry Sound Golf & Countr +39 93 90 183
MC Martha Cruikshank  Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf +40 95 89 184
MC Lynda McNicol  Trafalgar Golf & Country +41 96 89 185
MC Cheryl Kruse  Goderich Sunset GC +41 91 94 185
MC Shirley Ann Gowing  Whistle Bear Golf Club +42 93 93 186
MC Donna Houlihan  Weston G&CC +42 95 91 186
MC Hariet Corlett  Mississaugua +42 94 92 186
MC Marion Houliston  Northridge Public Golf Co +43 94 93 187
MC Cheryl Wakefield  Brantford G&CC +45 99 90 189
MC Rosemary Scott  Blue Mountain G & CC +45 96 93 189
MC Kelly Dory  Horseshoe Resort +46 99 91 190
MC Rosemary Salvatore  Markland Wood GC +46 93 97 190
MC Cathy Young  Tamarac Golf & Country Cl +47 98 93 191
MC Maureen Peet  Goderich Sunset GC +47 95 96 191
MC Ria Poulin-Snell  North Bay G & CC +50 104 90 194
MC Anne McClure  Oakville Golf Club +50 98 96 194
MC Patricia Burroughs  Bay of Quinte Golf & CC +51 96 99 195
MC Kelly Hanson  Glen Lawrence Golf Club +51 94 101 195
MC Elaine Arthur  Woodlands Links +51 98 97 195
MC Nancy McConnell  Kedron Dells Golf Course +51 97 98 195
MC Linda Samuel  Weston G&CC +52 102 94 196
MC Elaine Hiscox  Blue Mountain G & CC +53 95 102 197
MC Dessa Kasparadlov  Essex G & CC +56 101 99 200
MC Laura Vermunt  Widder Station Golf & Cou +58 104 98 202
MC Lisa Allen  Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf +58 105 97 202
MC Carolyn Beaulieu  Sparrow Lakes Golf Club +60 100 104 204
MC Debbie Rowbotham  Blue Mountain G & CC +71 111 104 215