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Ward And Pimm Get The Wins

Bath | by Bayshore News Staff  

GAO Senior Ladies and Mid-Amateur Championship

 

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

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.

For complete tournament information, including final leaderboards for both individual and district team competitions, see the tournament site at: http://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao15/event/gao1524/index.htm

The GAO would like to thank the Loyalist Country Club along with all of their staff and volunteers for helping to run this event. Thanks also to the GAO volunteers and title sponsor Investors Group for their continued support of golf in Ontario.



 Leaderboard


1     Gail Pimm  Whitevale GC (p)     -2     F     +5     73    78    70    221     
T2     Debbie Court  Toronto Golf Club     -1     F     +5     74    76    71    221     
T2     Mary Ann Hayward  The Club at North Halton     +5     F     +5     74    70    77    221     
4     Judith Kyrinis  Thornhill G&CC     +5     F     +10     72    77    77    226     
T5     Theresa deLuis  Brockville CC     +5     F     +14     81    72    77    230     
T5     Jane Hedges-Mckinnon  Bear Creek GCC     +5     F     +14     79    74    77    230     
T7     Ivy Steinberg  Granite GC     +2     F     +17     80    79    74    233     
T7     Sarah-Anne Smurlick  Ladies GC of Toronto     +3     F     +17     84    74    75    233     
9     Kelly Koselek  Cedar Brae G & CC     +5     F     +18     79    78    77    234     
T10     Marion Reid  Islington GC     -2     F     +19     81    84    70    235     
T10     Allyson Harrison  Glen Lawrence Golf Club     +9     F     +19     77    77    81    235     
12     Sue Postian  Sunningdale GC     +7     F     +21     79    79    79    237     
T13     Joanne Noble  Weston G&CC     +3     F     +22     79    84    75    238     
T13     Lynn Morrison  Kedron Dells Golf Course     +13     F     +22     78    75    85    238     
15     Barbara Wellard  North Bay G & CC     +10     F     +23     78    79    82    239     
16     Cheryll Damphouse  Kingsville Golf & Country     +9     F     +26     76    85    81    242     
17     Jeanne Beaith  Dalewood GC     +9     F     +28     82    81    81    244     
18     Lynne Owen  Trafalgar Golf & Country     +12     F     +29     82    79    84    245     
T19     Cathy Welsand  Galt Country Club     +6     F     +30     84    84    78    246     
T19     Kathy Pilkey  Sleepy Hollow CC     +12     F     +30     82    80    84    246     
T21     Mary Lou Henderson  Kingsville Golf & Country     +10     F     +31     83    82    82    247     
T21     Nanette Cuddy  Credit Valley Golf & Coun     +13     F     +31     81    81    85    247     
23     Cathy E. Koszman  West Haven G & CC     +10     F     +33     86    81    82    249     
T24     Janelle Fairgrieve  Islington GC     +13     F     +36     80    87    85    252     
T24     Debbie McDonald  Sleepy Hollow CC     +14     F     +36     80    86    86    252     
T24     Judy Oryniak  Riverbend Golf Community     +14     F     +36     80    86    86    252     
T24     Linda Burroughsford  Cherry Hill Club     +15     F     +36     85    80    87    252     
T28     Jan Atkinson Hall  Mad River GC     +9     F     +37     88    84    81    253     
T28     Sylvia Taus  North Bay G & CC     +10     F     +37     86    85    82    253     
T28     Denise Schaefer  Elmira Golf Club     +14     F     +37     86    81    86    253     
T28     Cindy Jonescu  Deer Ridge Golf Club     +15     F     +37     80    86    87    253     
T32     Becky Ostrom  Riverbend Golf Community     +12     F     +38     91    79    84    254     
T32     Margaret Lockhart  Oaks of St. George Golf C     +13     F     +38     84    85    85    254     
T32     Kelly Bertrand  Kedron Dells Golf Course     +16     F     +38     84    82    88    254     
35     Margot Gillespie  Kingsville Golf & Country     +12     F     +39     87    84    84    255     
T36     Diane Higgins  Deer Ridge Golf Club     +17     F     +40     87    80    89    256     
T36     Susan Gaston  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr     +17     F     +40     83    84    89    256     
T38     Julie Jarvis  Public Player(GAO Member)     +12     F     +41     89    84    84    257     
T38     Connie McRae  Glen Lawrence Golf Club     +12     F     +41     82    91    84    257     
T40     Karen Rockliff  Pointe West GC     +12     F     +44     89    87    84    260     
T40     Catherine Butler  Georgian Bay Club     +13     F     +44     87    88    85    260     
T40     Marianne Vardon  Devil's Pulpit Golf Assoc     +20     F     +44     87    81    92    260     
T43     Deborah Reimer  Garrison Golf & Curling C     +13     F     +45     89    87    85    261     
T43     Joey Bush  Sleepy Hollow CC     +14     F     +45     86    89    86    261     
T45     Karen Vamplew  Twenty Valley Golf & Coun     +16     F     +47     87    88    88    263     
T45     Julie Green  The Club at North Halton     +17     F     +47     86    88    89    263     
47     Kathie Houghton  Georgian Bay Club     +16     F     +49     85    92    88    265     
48     Kim Rutherford  Fox Glen Golf Club     +23     F     +50     87    84    95    266     
T49     Lori Christie  Garrison Golf & Curling C     +19     F     +51     89    87    91    267     
T49     Cindy Dunham  Northridge Public Golf Co     +23     F     +51     87    85    95    267     
T51     Shelley Bauer  Sparrow Lakes Golf Club     +19     F     +52     88    89    91    268     
T51     Cindy Wegg  Public Player(GAO Member)     +21     F     +52     87    88    93    268     
T53     Roma Harris  Woodlands Links     +21     F     +53     90    86    93    269     
T53     Sharon Blaxall  St. Thomas Golf & Country     +23     F     +53     83    91    95    269     
55     Carol Cort  Rockway Vineyards     +23     F     +56     92    85    95    272     


DID NOT FINISH
MC    Ginny Marshall  Westmount G & CC                 +34     88    90         178     
MC    Kimberley Legge  Saugeen Golf Club                 +35     87    92         179     
MC    Julie Girard  York Downs Golf & Country                 +35     86    93         179     
MC    Judy Stewart  Barrie CC                 +36     90    90         180     
MC    Sheila Chiarandini  Loyalist CC                 +37     92    89         181     
MC    Joan McAndrew  Saugeen Golf Club                 +37     95    86         181     
MC    Sharon Sturgis  Smuggler's Glen GC                 +38     91    91         182     
MC    Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood  Parry Sound Golf & Countr                 +39     93    90         183     
MC    Martha Cruikshank  Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf                 +40     95    89         184     
MC    Lynda McNicol  Trafalgar Golf & Country                 +41     96    89         185     
MC    Cheryl Kruse  Goderich Sunset GC                 +41     91    94         185     
MC    Shirley Ann Gowing  Whistle Bear Golf Club                 +42     93    93         186     
MC    Donna Houlihan  Weston G&CC                 +42     95    91         186     
MC    Hariet Corlett  Mississaugua                 +42     94    92         186     
MC    Marion Houliston  Northridge Public Golf Co                 +43     94    93         187     
MC    Cheryl Wakefield  Brantford G&CC                 +45     99    90         189     
MC    Rosemary Scott  Blue Mountain G & CC                 +45     96    93         189     
MC    Kelly Dory  Horseshoe Resort                 +46     99    91         190     
MC    Rosemary Salvatore  Markland Wood GC                 +46     93    97         190     
MC    Cathy Young  Tamarac Golf & Country Cl                 +47     98    93         191     
MC    Maureen Peet  Goderich Sunset GC                 +47     95    96         191     
MC    Ria Poulin-Snell  North Bay G & CC                 +50     104    90         194     
MC    Anne McClure  Oakville Golf Club                 +50     98    96         194     
MC    Patricia Burroughs  Bay of Quinte Golf & CC                 +51     96    99         195     
MC    Kelly Hanson  Glen Lawrence Golf Club                 +51     94    101         195     
MC    Elaine Arthur  Woodlands Links                 +51     98    97         195     
MC    Nancy McConnell  Kedron Dells Golf Course                 +51     97    98         195     
MC    Linda Samuel  Weston G&CC                 +52     102    94         196     
MC    Elaine Hiscox  Blue Mountain G & CC                 +53     95    102         197     
MC    Dessa Kasparadlov  Essex G & CC                 +56     101    99         200     
MC    Laura Vermunt  Widder Station Golf & Cou                 +58     104    98         202     
MC    Lisa Allen  Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf                 +58     105    97         202     
MC    Carolyn Beaulieu  Sparrow Lakes Golf Club                 +60     100    104         204     
MC    Debbie Rowbotham  Blue Mountain G & CC                 +71     111    104         215

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