Amateur

Judith Kyrinis sets a record for the highest amateur finish at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open

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Portland, Ore. – Judith Kyrinis continues to enjoy a very successful season. This past weekend, Kyrinis was the lowest amateur in the 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Open, finishing T6 at 2-over. 

This marks the best amateur finish since Martha Leach’s T-10 record finish. Kyrinis’ ball striking was consistent; she hit 46 out of 52 fairways, leading her to be T2 for fairways hit amongst the field. She shot 74-73-72-71 and was one of five players to shoot under par in the final round. Not far behind her, fellow Canadian Terrill Samuel finished T9 at 5-over.

This year’s 2023 U.S Senior Women’s Open took place at Waverley Country Club, a course familiar to Kyrinis, as she won the 2017 Women’s Senior Amateur on the same course.

She finds the course to be a pretty special place, “I have always said that. I obviously have very good memories here, and they flooded back once I got on the property. I just love it here.”

Her season has been going tremendously well, with two wins under her belt at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and the Golf Ontario Women’s Senior Championship. She also achieved Top 5 finishes at the Golf Ontario Women’s Match Play and the Doherty Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

This week, Kyrinis will be competing in the 2023 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship at the Mill River Golf Resort in Woodstock, P.E.I. She is a two-time winner of the national championship having won in 2019 and 2016.