Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON – Once again, the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship, presented by Durham Artificial Grass from Spring Lakes Golf Club (North Course), started under pristine conditions. The temperature quickly rose and so did the play of leader Judith Kyrinis, recording her best score of the week and claiming the 2021 title by a whopping 14 strokes.
The now four-time Ontario Senior Women’s Champion, Judith Kyrinis (The Thornhill Club), fired a tournament best 4-under (67) including 4 birdies and no bogeys. 2020 Champion Terrill Samuel (Weston G&CC) finished second after a 3-over (74) to claim silver, while third was taken by Marion Reid (Islington GC) with a 7-over (78).
During her post win interview, Kyrinis commented that since “coming from Covid, this feels like I’ve won it for the first time again, so it’s kind of special. It feels like I haven’t won for a while.” When asked about her scores going down each day, Kyrinis added that “the putter finally came alive, it was a little bit in hibernation…, I’ve been hitting the ball really well and when the putter finally woke up the scores starting getting lower.”
Awards for the 2021 Ontario Senior Women’s Championship were also presented through both a Championship flight and an “A” flight. The Championship flight saw awards for the Overall Champion, as well as a champion aged 60 years and older. In the “A” flight, there was both a gross and net champion.
Samuel claimed first place in the 60 years and older category. Cindy Wegg (Rockway Vineyards) clinched first in the Stroke Play Net – A Flight category, while Lolly Gillen (Bayview G&CC) took home first in the Stroke Play Gross division.
For full field results, click HERE.
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, rules officials, and staff for their support of the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship. A big thank you to the beautiful Spring Lakes Golf Club, its members, volunteers, and staff for being so hospitable. Lastly, a huge thank you to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, TaylorMade, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, Solo Golf, and Sport Travel. We are grateful for your continued support.
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. 2021).