Kyrinis Stays in First Place After Two Rounds at Ontario Senior Women’s Championship; Day 2 Recap

Minesing, ON – Despite a cloudy and gloomy second day at Vespra Hills Golf Club, the camaraderie and friendly competition in the field made up for it in round two of the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship. In a round that was crucial before tomorrow’s finale, players competed at their hardest in an attempt to climb the leaderboards.

On the back of a terrific second round performance, Judith Kyrinis (Granite Golf Club) takes a commanding lead in the Championship Flight division into tomorrow’s final round after shooting an even par 70 in round two. Kyrinis leads Terrill Samuel (Weston Golf & Country Club) by five strokes and Mary Ann Hayward (St. Thomas Golf & Country Club) by nine. Hayward shot 76 today while Samuel, who leads the 60 & Over division by four strokes, shot a 74 on the day.

The A Flight division has become very intense. Rising to the top of the leaderboard was Vespra Hills’ own Ann Sullivan, who bounced back tremendously in the second round, shooting a 75 after shooting an 86 yesterday. Sullivan leads by two strokes over Lorraine Elijah (Echo Valley Golf Club) and Susan Bell (Summit Golf & Country Club), who are both tied for second after Bell shot an 87 while Elijah also had a great second round shooting 75.

The 70 & Over division is also tightening up as Shelly Gianetto (Midland Golf & Country Club) and Virginia L. Marshall (Westmont Golf & Country Club) share a tie for the lead. Not far behind them is Roma Harris (Seaforth Golf Course), who trails by just one stroke.

The third and final round of the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship gets underway at Vespra Hills Golf Club with the first tee-off set for 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. To view round three starting times, pairings and tournament results, visit the tournament website powered by Golf Genius.

About the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship

The inaugural Ontario Senior Women’s Championship was conducted in 1962 and has been contested annually, featuring the province’s best female amateurs age 50 and over.

The event has had several notable past champions, including World, Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit, who captured the title six times. Also, Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Famer Gayle Borthwick, also picked up the trophy six times. Recent winners include Ivy Steinberg (2008 and 2009), Terrill Samuel (2011) as well as Golf Ontario Hall of Fame members Mary Ann Hayward (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019) and 2017 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion Judith Kyrinis (2016, 2017, 2018).

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