Woodstock, P.EI. – The second round of the 2023 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship, presented by BDO concluded on Thursday at Mill River Golf Resort with Team Ontario emerging as inter-provincial team champions.
Team Ontario ran away with the lead to win the 36-hole inter-provincial team competition with an impressive 14-stroke victory over runner-up Team British Columbia. Terrill Samuel of Etobicoke, Ont., Mary-Ann Hayward of St. Thomas, Ont., and Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., shot a collective 13-over for Team Ontario to earn the team championship.
Team British Columbia consisting of Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C., Jackie Little of Procter, B.C, and Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C., shot 27-over to place second with Team Quebec finishing third.
In the individual competition, two-time winner of the Canadian Women’s Senior, Judith Kyrinis is tied with Canadian Golf Hall of Famer and three-time Canadian Women’s Senior Champion Mary-Ann Haward for the lead. Kyrinis shot a 7-over 79 in today’s second round, while Hayward shot a 4-over 76 to both sit at 7-over heading into Friday’s final round.
In the 65-and-over Super Senior Championship division, which runs concurrently throughout the tournament, Hayward remains at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day. Amy Ellertson of Free Union, Va., is second after shooting an 8-over 80 during round two and is 10-over, three shots back of Hayward.
Following the conclusion of todays round, the field was reduced to the low 70 players and ties, based off the Senior division. A minimum of five Super Seniors made the cut and anyone within ten shorts of the Super Senior leader.
The champion of the 2023 Canadian Women’s Senior Competition will earn exemptions into the 2023 U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, 2024 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, 2024 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and the 2024 U.S. Women’s Senior Open.
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