Three Canadians move on to round of 32 at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

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Terrill Samuel & Judith Kyrinis (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

HOUSTON, Texas – Three of four Canadians advanced in Monday’s opening round of match play in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Club.

Reining U.S. Women’s Senior champion Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., defeated fellow countrywoman Patti Hogeboom of Kingston, Ont., 2 up. She drew No.53 seed Eleanor Tucker of Savannah, Ga., in Tuesday’s second round, starting at 8:33 a.m.

Julia Hodgson of Unionville, Ont., defeated Courtney Stiles of Pinehurst, N.C., 3 and 1. She’ll square off against No. 4 seeded Shannon Johnson of Norton, Mass., at 8:06 a.m. local time.

Rounding out the Canadians to advance was Etobicoke, Ont., native Terrill Samuel, who won her match 1 up over Susan Roh of Denver, Colo. Samuel will take on No. 10 seed Hayley Hammond of Mooresville, N.C. beginning at 9:18 a.m.

The USGA relocated the championship from Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., to Champions Golf Club due to extensive flood damage from Hurricane Irma. The Women’s Mid-Amateur was originally scheduled to be played Oct. 7-12.

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