Canadian Women's Mid-Amateur

2024 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur set for Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community Photo: Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Four past champions are in the field that will compete for the
national championship

Courtenay, B.C. – The 2024 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, presented by BDO is set for July 11-13 at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community (Crown Isle) in Courtenay, B.C.

The field of 65 golfers will feature four past champions set to compete over 54-holes, beginning with practice rounds on Wednesday, July 10 followed by three rounds of tournament play.

Among the previous winners set to compete in Courtenay are 2022 champion Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C., 2010 champion Marie-Thérèse Torti of Candiac, Que., Canadian Golf Hall of Famer and 2008 champion Mary Ann Hayward of St. Thomas, Ont. and six-time champion Christina Spence Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C. (2009, 2011-14, 2021). Defending champion and three-time winner, Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont. will not be in the field as she will be competing in The R&A Women’s Senior Amateur, July 9 -12 at the Saunton Golf Club in North Devon, England.

Last year’s championship marked the first time that the women’s mid-amateur division was held as a stand-alone competition. Kyrinis won both the mid-amateur and mid-master divisions, finishing the tournament at 6-over, ten shots clear of Dawn Woodard of Greer, S.C. in both divisions. Stouffer finished in a tie for third with three other competitors.

In the inter-provincial team championship, Team Quebec, consisting of Natacha Brossard and Suzanne Ricard of Montreal, Que. along with Marie-Thérèse Torti, edged out the then defending champions, Team British Columbia by three shots.

“We have a great field with a mix of past national champions, American competitors, and some very experienced and skilled players ready to take on Crown Isle this week,” said Golf Canada Tournament Director Daniel Suppa. “The staff and volunteers at Crown Isle have been exceptional to work with in the lead up to the tournament. We are all looking forward to a very competitive tournament at a beautiful golf course.”

Crown Isle is a residential golf community located in the heart of Comox Valley in Courtenay. The championship course was designed by Graham Cooke & Associates and opened in 1992. The course offers a memorable test for golfers featuring 12 lakes, lush fairways and views of the Beaufort Mountain range and Comox glacier. The greens team at Crown Isle plants over 10,000 annuals each year and has successfully reduced water usage while still being able to maintain the course and surrounding areas to pristine conditions.

“Our Golf Operations Team and our outstanding volunteer committee have been working hard to get everything ready for the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships this week. We are so excited to host this great event, and to work closely with the Golf Canada team to execute a phenomenal championship,” said Jamie Moran, Director of Golf, Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. “Crown Isle will serve as a great test of golf for all the players, and we know they will all enjoy our beautiful course and facilities. We can’t wait for the players and staff to experience everything Crown Isle has to offer, and we wish all the players well this week.”

In addition, the championship will also feature two additional competitions running concurrently at Crown Isle. The Women’s Mid-Master Championship (players aged 40-and-over as of July 11, 2024) will be contested over three championship rounds and the Women’s Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Team Championship will take place over the first 36-holes of the tournament. Six provinces will be represented with three-player teams competing for the Margaret Todd Trophy.

Female golfers (aged 25-and-over as of July 11, 2024), with a handicap index of 12.0 or less are eligible to compete in the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The individual winner of the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will receive an exemption into the 2024 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, taking place from September 7-12 at Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton, Mass. In addition, the champion will receive an exemption into the 2025 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.

For the full field and tee times for the 2024 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, click here.