If the original Open Championship rules applied to the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship, Judith Kyrinis would own one nice piece of silverware.
Young Tom Morris won the Open Championship in three consecutive years, in 1868 -1870, earning him the right to take home the Champion’s prize, a decorative Moroccan leather belt.
Kyrinis will simply have to be satisfied with winning the trophy emblematic of the Golf Ontario Investors Group Senior Women’s Championship for a third straight year.
Kyrinis, a member of The Thornhill Club, managed the feat in exceptional fashion on Thursday at the Markland Wood Golf Club in Etobicoke. The reigning United States Senior Women’s Amateur Champion completed the 54-hole championship with a final round score of 68 (-3) to add to her back-to-back opening rounds of 70. That brought her to -5 total for the championship, ten strokes better than her nearest competitor, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Mary Ann Hayward of St. Thomas Golf & Country Club. Hayward, along with third place finisher Terrill Samuel (Weston G&CC), will make up Team Ontario at the National Championships later this summer.
Additional winners were recognized at Markland Wood. The Over 60 winner was Dianne Dolan of Hylands Golf Club while Gloria Sinclair of The Club at North Halton was tops among players aged 70 and over. A Flight honours went to Charlotte Wang of the host club while A Flight Low Net was earned by Harriet Korlett of Mississaugua GC.
The Senior Team title was decided after the second round and saw the York District Squad of Judith Kyrinis, Marion Reid (Islington GC), Joanne Noble (Weston G&CC), and Debbie Court (Toronto GC) prevail.
|1||Judith Kyrinis Thornhill Club||-3||F||-5||70||70||68||208|
|2||Mary Ann Hayward St. Thomas Golf & Country||-1||F||+5||77||71||70||218|
|3||Terrill Samuel Weston G&CC||-2||F||+8||74||78||69||221|
|4||Gail Pimm Whitevale GC||+3||F||+17||77||79||74||230|
|5||Sarah-Anne Smurlick Freedom Oaks Golf Club||+5||F||+26||81||82||76||239|
|6||Diane Dolan Hylands Golf Club||+14||F||+30||76||82||85||243|
|T7||Marion Reid Islington GC||+7||F||+31||82||84||78||244|
|T7||Sandra Billyard Port Colborne Golf & Coun||+12||F||+31||82||79||83||244|
|T7||Lise Jubinville Hylands Golf Club||+10||F||+31||88||75||81||244|
|T7||Margaret Matthews Craigowan G & CC||+13||F||+31||83||77||84||244|
|11||Allyson Harrison Cataraqui Golf & Country||+5||F||+32||80||89||76||245|
|T12||Julie Green The Club at North Halton||+11||F||+36||85||82||82||249|
|T12||Sue Postian Sunningdale GC||+14||F||+36||82||82||85||249|
|T14||Sandy Byckowski Brampton GC||+9||F||+38||83||88||80||251|
|T14||Teri deLuis Brockville CC||+10||F||+38||86||84||81||251|
|16||Debbie Court Toronto Golf Club||+10||F||+39||85||86||81||252|
|T17||Chris Critelli St. Catharines Golf & Cou||+6||F||+40||86||90||77||253|
|T17||Ivy Steinberg Granite GC||+13||F||+40||84||85||84||253|
|19||Joanne Noble Weston G&CC||+11||F||+41||92||80||82||254|
|T20||Jennifer Lavis Tarandowah GC||+16||F||+42||86||82||87||255|
|T20||Joey Bush St. Thomas Golf & Country||+19||F||+42||80||85||90||255|
|22||Diane Higgins Deer Ridge Golf Club||+9||F||+43||90||86||80||256|
|T23||Meredith Stanford Coppinwood||+10||F||+45||89||88||81||258|
|T23||Kimberley Legge Public Player||+17||F||+45||87||83||88||258|
|25||Betty Divok Rockway Vineyards||+18||F||+46||85||85||89||259|
|T26||Susan Pearl Public Player||+14||F||+50||89||89||85||263|
|T26||Catherine Butler Georgian Bay Club||+18||F||+50||83||91||89||263|
|T28||Cathy Welsand Galt Country Club||+18||F||+53||86||91||89||266|
|T28||Debbie McDonald Sarnia G&CC||+27||F||+53||79||89||98||266|
|30||Kathy Pilkey Sarnia G&CC||+21||F||+54||89||86||92||267|