Ward wins Ont Mid-Am; Pimm takes Senior title

Casey Ward (pictured above) goes wire-to-wire to win 2015 Investors Group Women’s Mid-Amateur; Gail Pimm takes Ontario Senior Women’s title in playoff

BATH, ON — There may not have been much drama when it came to the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) Investors Group Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, but the same could not be said for the Investors Group Senior Women’s Championship, which was being played simultaneously. The two events wrapped up on July 23 from the Loyalist Country Club in Bath. Any of the competitors who fell into the senior age bracket (50 and over) were also eligible to compete for the Ontario Mid-Amateur title.

Picton’s Casey Ward entered the day with the lead for the Mid-Amateur title. The Picton Golf & Country Club member quickly added to it thanks to birdies on the fourth and fifth holes. Ward, 25, would go on to be uncontested during the round and finished the day two-under (70) to capture the Mid-Amateur Championship with a three-day total of three-under (71-72-70-213).

After the win, Ward spoke about her strong performance during the week. “My play was very steady this week. It was a lot of fun to play with Mary Ann Hayward and Judith Kyrinis. I really loved the atmosphere here, it was very social and very different from the amateur, just a fun week.”

She went on to talk about how she mastered her mental game and where the win ranks. “I haven’t played all that much this season, but I think that has helped keep my head out of my game for the most part. This win is on the top of my list, I haven’t won anything bigger than this!”

Ward said she will now turn her attention to the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship, the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur, Aug. 26-28 at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa in Camlachie, Ontario, and to qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.

The Investors Group Senior Women’s Championship was where things were more interesting. Heading into the round it looked like Aurora’s Mary Ann Hayward, from The Club at North Halton, was on her way to a fourth consecutive title. However, she carded a five-over (77), which opened the door for others to have a shot at the title. At the end of the round there was a three-way tie at five-over between Hayward, Uxbridge’s Gail Pimm, from the Whitevale Golf Club, and Mississauga’s Debbie Court, from the Toronto Golf Club. Pimm was two-under (70) on the day, while Court finished one-under (71).

On the playoff hole it was Pimm who made a clutch birdie to win the 2015 Ontario Senior Women’s Championship (73-78-70-221).

Pimm, Court (74-76-71-221) and Hayward (74-70-77-221) all shared the silver medal for the Mid-Amateur Championship. Court and Hayward also picked up silver medals for the Senior Women’s Championship. In addition, Pimm, Court and Hayward earned the right to represent Ontario in the inter-provincial competition at the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship, also Aug. 26-28 at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa in Camlachie.

Capturing the Senior Women’s 60+ Division title was Brockville’s Theresa deLuis. The Brockville Country Club member finished her final round five-over (77), which brought her to 14-over (81-72-77-230) for the tournament. That was good enough to clinch the title by four strokes. In the 70+ Division, the champion was Stoney Creek’s Phyllis Bennett (99-91-190), from Rockway Vineyards.

Also, being contested at the event were District Team Championships. Winning the Gross Mid-Amateur District title was the team from Kingston District made up of Ward and Trenton’s Megan Farrow. The duo finished the two-round event 26-over for the win. In the Mid-Amateur Net Championship, the team from Mississauga took top honours. The team consisted of Toronto’s Cindy Wegg and Oakville’s Anne McClure and finished at 13-over. In the Senior District Team Gross Championship, York was declared the winner at 30-over. The team members included: Etobicoke’s Marion Reid and Joanne Noble, Thornhill’s Judith Kyrinis, and Court. Finally, capturing the Senior Women’s Net Championship was the team from London District at 10-over. The team was made up of London’s Sue Postian, Cathy Koszman, Becky Ostrom and Judy Oryniak.

Also announced at the conclusion of the event was the Ontario Senior Women’s team for the 2016 Ada Mackenzie Matches with New York State. Spots for the team went to the top 10 finishers in the Senior Women’s Championship. The team will consist of Pimm, Court, Hayward, Kyrinis, deLuis, Strathroy’s Jane Hedges-McKinnon, Stouffville’s Ivy Steinberg, Dundas’ Sarah-Anne Smurlick, Toronto’s Kelly Koselek and Reid.

Results for Seniors’ Championship:

1 Gail Pimm Uxbridge, ON Whitevale GC 73-78-70–221 +5
T2 Debbie Court Mississauga, ON Toronto Golf Club 74-76-71–221 +5
T2 Mary Ann Hayward Aurora, ON The Club at North Halton 74-70-77–221 +5
4 Judith Kyrinis Thornhill, ON Thornhill G&CC 72-77-77–226 +10
T5 Theresa deLuis Brockville, ON Brockville CC 81-72-77–230 +14
T5 Jane Hedges-Mckinnon Strathroy, ON Bear Creek GCC 79-74-77–230 +14
T7 Ivy Steinberg Stouffville, ON Granite GC 80-79-74–233 +17
T7 Sarah-Anne Smurlick Dundas, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 84-74-75–233 +17
9 Kelly Koselek Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 79-78-77–234 +18
T10 Marion Reid Etbicoke Islington GC 81-84-70–235 +19
T10 Allyson Harrison Kingston, ON Glen Lawrence Golf Club 77-77-81–235 +19
12 Sue Postian London, ON Sunningdale GC 79-79-79–237 +21
T13 Joanne Noble Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 79-84-75–238 +22
T13 Lynn Morrison Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 78-75-85–238 +22
15 Barbara Wellard North Bay, ON North Bay G & CC 78-79-82–239 +23
16 Cheryll Damphouse Amherstburg, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 76-85-81–242 +26
17 Jeanne Beaith Port Hope, ON Dalewood GC 82-81-81–244 +28
18 Lynne Owen Mississauga, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 82-79-84–245 +29
T19 Cathy Welsand Cambridge, ON Galt Country Club 84-84-78–246 +30
T19 Kathy Pilkey Claremont, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 82-80-84–246 +30
T21 Mary Lou Henderson Essex, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 83-82-82–247 +31
T21 Nanette Cuddy Mississauga, ON Credit Valley Golf & Coun 81-81-85–247 +31
23 Cathy E. Koszman London, ON West Haven G & CC 86-81-82–249 +33
T24 Janelle Fairgrieve Etobicoke, ON Islington GC 80-87-85–252 +36
T24 Debbie McDonald Claremont, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 80-86-86–252 +36
T24 Judy Oryniak London, ON Riverbend Golf Community 80-86-86–252 +36
T24 Linda Burroughsford Fort Erie, ON Cherry Hill Club 85-80-87–252 +36
T28 Jan Atkinson Hall Nottawa, ON Mad River GC 88-84-81–253 +37
T28 Sylvia Taus North Bay, ON North Bay G & CC 86-85-82–253 +37
T28 Denise Schaefer Kitchener, ON Elmira Golf Club 86-81-86–253 +37
T28 Cindy Jonescu Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 80-86-87–253 +37
T32 Becky Ostrom London, ON Riverbend Golf Community 91-79-84–254 +38
T32 Margaret Lockhart St. George, ON Oaks of St. George Golf C 84-85-85–254 +38
T32 Kelly Bertrand Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 84-82-88–254 +38
35 Margot Gillespie Coatsworth Kingsville Golf & Country 87-84-84–255 +39
T36 Diane Higgins Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 87-80-89–256 +40
T36 Susan Gaston Aurora, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 83-84-89–256 +40
T38 Julie Jarvis Belleville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 89-84-84–257 +41
T38 Connie McRae Kingston, ON Glen Lawrence Golf Club 82-91-84–257 +41
T40 Karen Rockliff Amherstburg, ON Pointe West GC 89-87-84–260 +44
T40 Catherine Butler Clarksburg, ON Georgian Bay Club 87-88-85–260 +44
T40 Marianne Vardon Caledon, ON Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc 87-81-92–260 +44
T43 Deborah Reimer Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 89-87-85–261 +45
T43 Joey Bush Aurora, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 86-89-86–261 +45
T45 Karen Vamplew Smithville, Ontario Twenty Valley Golf & Coun 87-88-88–263 +47
T45 Julie Green Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton 86-88-89–263 +47
47 Kathie Houghton Thornbury, ON Georgian Bay Club 85-92-88–265 +49
48 Kim Rutherford Windsor, ON Fox Glen Golf Club 87-84-95–266 +50
T49 Lori Christie Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 89-87-91–267 +51
T49 Cindy Dunham Brantford, ON Northridge Public Golf Co 87-85-95–267 +51
T51 Shelley Bauer St Catharines, ON Sparrow Lakes Golf Club 88-89-91–268 +52
T51 Cindy Wegg Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 87-88-93–268 +52
T53 Roma Harris Bayfield, ON Woodlands Links 90-86-93–269 +53
T53 Sharon Blaxall St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 83-91-95–269 +53
55 Carol Cort St Catharines, Ontario Rockway Vineyards 92-85-95–272 +56

DID NOT FINISH

MC Ginny Marshall Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 88-90-0–178 +34
MC Kimberley Legge Paisley, ON Saugeen Golf Club 87-92-0–179 +35
MC Julie Girard Thornhill, ON York Downs Golf & Country 86-93-0–179 +35
MC Judy Stewart Barrie, ON Barrie CC 90-90-0–180 +36
MC Sheila Chiarandini Bath, ON Loyalist CC 92-89-0–181 +37
MC Joan McAndrew Paisley, ON Saugeen Golf Club 95-86-0–181 +37
MC Sharon Sturgis Gananoque, ON Smuggler’s Glen GC 91-91-0–182 +38
MC Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood McDougall, ON Parry Sound Golf & Countr 93-90-0–183 +39
MC Martha Cruikshank Niagara Falls, ON Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf 95-89-0–184 +40
MC Lynda McNicol Mississauga, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 96-89-0–185 +41
MC Cheryl Kruse Goderich, ON Goderich Sunset GC 91-94-0–185 +41
MC Shirley Ann Gowing Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 93-93-0–186 +42
MC Donna Houlihan Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 95-91-0–186 +42
MC Hariet Corlett Oakville Mississaugua 94-92-0–186 +42
MC Marion Houliston Brantford, ON, ON Northridge Public Golf Co 94-93-0–187 +43
MC Cheryl Wakefield Hamilton, ON Brantford G&CC 99-90-0–189 +45
MC Rosemary Scott Blue Mountain, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 96-93-0–189 +45
MC Kelly Dory Oro-Medonte, ON Horseshoe Resort 99-91-0–190 +46
MC Rosemary Salvatore Mississauga, ON Markland Wood GC 93-97-0–190 +46
MC Cathy Young Selwyn, ON Tamarac Golf & Country Cl 98-93-0–191 +47
MC Maureen Peet Goderich, ON Goderich Sunset GC 95-96-0–191 +47
MC Ria Poulin-Snell Callander, ON North Bay G & CC 104-90-0–194 +50
MC Anne McClure Oakville, ON Oakville Golf Club 98-96-0–194 +50
MC Patricia Burroughs Belleville, ON Bay of Quinte Golf & CC 96-99-0–195 +51
MC Kelly Hanson Kingston, ON Glen Lawrence Golf Club 94-101-0–195 +51
MC Elaine Arthur Bayfield, ON Woodlands Links 98-97-0–195 +51
MC Nancy McConnell Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 97-98-0–195 +51
MC Linda Samuel Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 102-94-0–196 +52
MC Elaine Hiscox Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 95-102-0–197 +53
MC Dessa Kasparadlov Kingsville, ON Essex G & CC 101-99-0–200 +56
MC Laura Vermunt Ailsa Craig, ON Widder Station Golf & Cou 104-98-0–202 +58
MC Lisa Allen Niagara on the Lake, ON Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf 105-97-0–202 +58
MC Carolyn Beaulieu St. Catharines, ON Sparrow Lakes Golf Club 100-104-0–204 +60
MC Debbie Rowbotham Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 111-104-0–215 +71

Results for Mid-Am Championship:

1 Casey Ward Picton, ON Picton Golf & Country Clu 71-72-70–213 -3
T2 Debbie Court Mississauga, ON Toronto Golf Club 74-76-71–221 +5
T2 Gail Pimm Uxbridge, ON Whitevale GC 73-78-70–221 +5
T2 Mary Ann Hayward Aurora, ON The Club at North Halton 74-70-77–221 +5
5 Judith Kyrinis Thornhill, ON Thornhill G&CC 72-77-77–226 +10
T6 Theresa deLuis Brockville, ON Brockville CC 81-72-77–230 +14
T6 Jane Hedges-Mckinnon Strathroy, ON Bear Creek GCC 79-74-77–230 +14
8 Angella Lee Waterloo, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 74-75-82–231 +15
T9 Ivy Steinberg Stouffville, ON Granite GC 80-79-74–233 +17
T9 Sarah-Anne Smurlick Dundas, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 84-74-75–233 +17
11 Kelly Koselek Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 79-78-77–234 +18
T12 Marion Reid Etbicoke Islington GC 81-84-70–235 +19
T12 Allyson Harrison Kingston, ON Glen Lawrence Golf Club 77-77-81–235 +19
14 Audrey Akins Lasalle, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 78-81-77–236 +20
15 Sue Postian London, ON Sunningdale GC 79-79-79–237 +21
T16 Joanne Noble Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 79-84-75–238 +22
T16 Lynn Morrison Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 78-75-85–238 +22
T18 Barbara Wellard North Bay, ON North Bay G & CC 78-79-82–239 +23
T18 Stefani Markovich Welland, ON Lookout Point Country Clu 79-78-82–239 +23
20 Natasha Lehman Unionville, ON York Downs Golf & Country 84-79-77–240 +24
21 Cheryll Damphouse Amherstburg, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 76-85-81–242 +26
22 Jeanne Beaith Port Hope, ON Dalewood GC 82-81-81–244 +28
23 Lynne Owen Mississauga, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 82-79-84–245 +29
T24 Cathy Welsand Cambridge, ON Galt Country Club 84-84-78–246 +30
T24 Kathy Pilkey Claremont, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 82-80-84–246 +30
T26 Mary Lou Henderson Essex, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 83-82-82–247 +31
T26 Nanette Cuddy Mississauga, ON Credit Valley Golf & Coun 81-81-85–247 +31
T28 Kristy McLaughlin Wasaga Beach, ON Mad River GC 89-81-79–249 +33
T28 Cathy E. Koszman London, ON West Haven G & CC 86-81-82–249 +33
T28 Kathryn Swierzewski Burlington, ON Rattlesnake Point GC 82-84-83–249 +33
31 Jennie Gauthier Garson, ON Timberwolf Golf Club 87-82-82–251 +35
T32 Jennifer Smith Uxbridge, ON Coppinwood 85-85-82–252 +36
T32 Janelle Fairgrieve Etobicoke, ON Islington GC 80-87-85–252 +36
T32 Debbie McDonald Claremont, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 80-86-86–252 +36
T32 Judy Oryniak London, ON Riverbend Golf Community 80-86-86–252 +36
T32 Linda Burroughsford Fort Erie, ON Cherry Hill Club 85-80-87–252 +36
T37 Jan Atkinson Hall Nottawa, ON Mad River GC 88-84-81–253 +37
T37 Sylvia Taus North Bay, ON North Bay G & CC 86-85-82–253 +37
T37 Denise Schaefer Kitchener, ON Elmira Golf Club 86-81-86–253 +37
T37 Cindy Jonescu Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 80-86-87–253 +37
T41 Vanessa Dupuis Toronto, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 86-86-82–254 +38
T41 Becky Ostrom London, ON Riverbend Golf Community 91-79-84–254 +38
T41 Margaret Lockhart St. George, ON Oaks of St. George Golf C 84-85-85–254 +38
T41 Kelly Bertrand Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 84-82-88–254 +38
45 Margot Gillespie Coatsworth Kingsville Golf & Country 87-84-84–255 +39
T46 Diane Higgins Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 87-80-89–256 +40
T46 Susan Gaston Aurora, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 83-84-89–256 +40
T48 Julie Jarvis Belleville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 89-84-84–257 +41
T48 Connie McRae Kingston, ON Glen Lawrence Golf Club 82-91-84–257 +41
50 Megan Farrow Trenton, ON Roundel Glen GC 84-87-87–258 +42
T51 Karen Rockliff Amherstburg, ON Pointe West GC 89-87-84–260 +44
T51 Catherine Butler Clarksburg, ON Georgian Bay Club 87-88-85–260 +44
T51 Marianne Vardon Caledon, ON Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc 87-81-92–260 +44
T54 Deborah Reimer Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 89-87-85–261 +45
T54 Joey Bush Aurora, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 86-89-86–261 +45
T56 Karen Vamplew Smithville, Ontario Twenty Valley Golf & Coun 87-88-88–263 +47
T56 Julie Green Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton 86-88-89–263 +47
58 Kathie Houghton Thornbury, ON Georgian Bay Club 85-92-88–265 +49
59 Kim Rutherford Windsor, ON Fox Glen Golf Club 87-84-95–266 +50
T60 Lori Christie Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 89-87-91–267 +51
T60 Cindy Dunham Brantford, ON Northridge Public Golf Co 87-85-95–267 +51
T62 Shelley Bauer St Catharines, ON Sparrow Lakes Golf Club 88-89-91–268 +52
T62 Cindy Wegg Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 87-88-93–268 +52
T64 Roma Harris Bayfield, ON Woodlands Links 90-86-93–269 +53
T64 Sharon Blaxall St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 83-91-95–269 +53
66 Carol Cort St Catharines, Ontario Rockway Vineyards 92-85-95–272 +56

DID NOT FINISH

MC Lisa Volchoff Brantford, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 89-85-0–174 +30
MC Meredith Bee Kitchener, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 87-87-0–174 +30
MC Ginny Marshall Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 88-90-0–178 +34
MC Kimberley Legge Paisley, ON Saugeen Golf Club 87-92-0–179 +35
MC Julie Girard Thornhill, ON York Downs Golf & Country 86-93-0–179 +35
MC Judy Stewart Barrie, ON Barrie CC 90-90-0–180 +36
MC Sheila Chiarandini Bath, ON Loyalist CC 92-89-0–181 +37
MC Joan McAndrew Paisley, ON Saugeen Golf Club 95-86-0–181 +37
MC Jennifer Kuntz Cambridge, Ontario Public Player(GAO Member) 86-95-0–181 +37
MC Sharon Sturgis Gananoque, ON Smuggler’s Glen GC 91-91-0–182 +38
MC Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood McDougall, ON Parry Sound Golf & Countr 93-90-0–183 +39
MC Martha Cruikshank Niagara Falls, ON Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf 95-89-0–184 +40
MC Lynda McNicol Mississauga, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 96-89-0–185 +41
MC Cheryl Kruse Goderich, ON Goderich Sunset GC 91-94-0–185 +41
MC Shirley Ann Gowing Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 93-93-0–186 +42
MC Donna Houlihan Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 95-91-0–186 +42
MC Hariet Corlett Oakville Mississaugua 94-92-0–186 +42
MC Marion Houliston Brantford, ON, ON Northridge Public Golf Co 94-93-0–187 +43
MC Cheryl Wakefield Hamilton, ON Brantford G&CC 99-90-0–189 +45
MC Rosemary Scott Blue Mountain, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 96-93-0–189 +45
MC Kelly Dory Oro-Medonte, ON Horseshoe Resort 99-91-0–190 +46
MC Rosemary Salvatore Mississauga, ON Markland Wood GC 93-97-0–190 +46
MC Cathy Young Selwyn, ON Tamarac Golf & Country Cl 98-93-0–191 +47
MC Maureen Peet Goderich, ON Goderich Sunset GC 95-96-0–191 +47
MC Ria Poulin-Snell Callander, ON North Bay G & CC 104-90-0–194 +50
MC Anne McClure Oakville, ON Oakville Golf Club 98-96-0–194 +50
MC Patricia Burroughs Belleville, ON Bay of Quinte Golf & CC 96-99-0–195 +51
MC Kelly Hanson Kingston, ON Glen Lawrence Golf Club 94-101-0–195 +51
MC Elaine Arthur Bayfield, ON Woodlands Links 98-97-0–195 +51
MC Nancy McConnell Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 97-98-0–195 +51
MC Linda Samuel Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 102-94-0–196 +52
MC Elaine Hiscox Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 95-102-0–197 +53
MC Dessa Kasparadlov Kingsville, ON Essex G & CC 101-99-0–200 +56
MC Laura Vermunt Ailsa Craig, ON Widder Station Golf & Cou 104-98-0–202 +58
MC Lisa Allen Niagara on the Lake, ON Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf 105-97-0–202 +58
MC Carolyn Beaulieu St. Catharines, ON Sparrow Lakes Golf Club 100-104-0–204 +60
MC Jacqueline Kirkland Cedar Valley, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 101-105-0–206 +62
MC Debbie Rowbotham Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 111-104-0–215 +71

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