Two Past Champions Share Early Lead After First Round of Ontario Senior Women’s Championship


Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON – It was a beautiful start to round one of the 2021 Ontario Senior Women’s Championship, presented by Durham Artificial Grass, from Spring Lakes Golf Club (North Course). Players began the day at 8:00 a.m. under blue, cool skies and fought their way around the great parkland-style course in the opening round.

 

Tied for first place after round one is three-time Ontario Senior Women’s Champion, Judith Kyrinis (The Thornhill Club) and 2020 Champion Terrill Samuel (Weston G&CC), who both carded 3-over 74’s. Marion Reid (Islington GC) fired a strong 78, and one back of her sits 2008 and 2009 Champion, Ivy Steinberg (Granite GC).

 

Awards for the 2021 Ontario Senior Women’s Championship will be presented through both a Championship flight and an “A” flight. The Championship flight will see awards for the Overall Champion, as well as a champion aged 60 years and older. In the “A” flight, there will be both a gross and net champion. Due to a field size of 43 competitors, a cut will not be taking place following the second round.

 

Samuel also sits first in the 60 years and older category. Julie Girard (The Thornhill Club) sits atop the leaderboard for both the Stroke Play Gross – A Flight and Stroke Play Net – A Flight categories.

 

Round 2 gets underway on Wednesday, August 4th at 8:00 a.m.. For tee times and leaderboard information, check out our Golf Genius webpage here. For media coverage of the championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page and view photo albums.

 

About The Ontario Senior Women’s Championship

 

The inaugural Ontario Senior Women’s Championship was conducted in 1962 and since then 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, who 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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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)

 

For more information please contact:

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;
BChristopher@gao.ca

 

Peter MacKellar, Manager,
Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
PMacKellar@gao.ca