Bath, ON – With cuts taking place yesterday, the weather improved for round three, allowing the players to enjoy warm sunny skies and even better scoring.
There was a back-and-forth battle today at Loyalist Golf & Country Club today to see who was going to bring home the Women’s Mid-Am Trophy. At the start of the day Hayley McCallum (Glencairn Golf Club) was leading by an impressive five strokes, with a plus-four (148) and Augusta James (Briar Fox Golf & Country Club), Jessie Mercer (Cataraqui Golf & Country Club) and Laura McIntosh (Westmount Golf & Country Club) all tied for second with a plus-nine (153). Today’s round was close up until the very end with McCallum holding a 2-stroke lead coming into the 18th hole. However, with a spectacular drive, chip onto the green and an out-of-this-world putt dropping into the hole, James sealed the victory with a dramatic eagle. James gave a heartfelt speech after receiving her award and was able to celebrate with the many people on hand that she loves.
With the Women’s Am going into the final day tomorrow, many golfers have been working extraordinarily hard to be named the 2022 Ontario Women’s Amateur Champion. With round three in the books, Carlee Meilleur (Loyalist Country Club) will start the final round leading with at 6-under (247) with Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club) in second at 2-under (214) and both Lucy Lin (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) and Madison Barber (Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre) tied for third with a 1-under (215).
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About the Ontario Women’s Am & Mid Am
First played in 1904, the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship is Ontario’s oldest provincial championship and is the pinnacle of women’s golf in the province. The event features the best female golfers from across Ontario in a 72-hole stroke play format.
The Women’s Amateur has produced a rich history of champions throughout the tournament’s long and cherished existence. Past winners include 1968 LPGA Tour players Sandra Post (1964), Alena Sharp (1989), Jennifer Kirby (2009, 2010), Augusta James (2011), Brittany Marchand (2012), Brooke Henderson (2014), Maddie Szeryk and Team Canada standout Brigitte Thibault (2019). World, Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member, Marlene Stewart Streit, holds the record for the most titles with 11 (’51, ’56, ’57, ’58, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’72, ’74, ’76, and ’77).
First played in 1989, the Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female golfers aged 25 and over. In honour of her outstanding accomplishments at the Mid-Amateur level in Ontario, the trophy is rightfully named after 14-time champion Mary Ann Hayward. The event is contested annually in a 54-hole competition. Other notable past champions of the event include 2012 Canadian Senior Women’s Champion Terrill Samuel (1991, 2000 and 2010), Casey Ward (2015) and Golf Ontario Hall of Fame members Gayle Borthwick Hitchens (1992, 1993), and Judith Kyrinis (2017).
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