Mary Ann Hayward captures North & South Senior in playoff

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(Golf Canada)

In a preview of next week’s Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame honoured member Mary Ann Hayward defeated reigning champion and fellow Canadian Judith Kyrinis in a playoff to win the Women’s North and South Senior Championship at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.

Hayward – who was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2007 – adds her victory at the prestigious event to an already impressive resume.

The St. Thomas, Ont., native is a three-time winner of next week’s Canadian Women’s Senior Championship and a four-time Canadian Women’s Amateur champion.

Kyrinis – the defending Women’s North & South Senior champion – put up a valiant effort in defending her title, matching Hayward’s score of 5 over par through 54 holes of stroke play, before falling short in the playoff.

The Thornhill, Ont., native is also the defending champion at next week’s Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship.

Kyrinis will look to build off her strong performance at the North and South when she heads to Humber Valley Resort, in Little Rapids, N.L., from Aug. 21-24 trying to become the first back-to-back winner of the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship since Hayward herself won in 2010 and 2011.

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Click here to learn more about the Canadian Women’s Mid-Am Senior Championship and view the full field.