Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., carded a four-under 68 to claim a trio of titles at Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka, Alta., on Friday.
“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of for a very long time, so I’m pretty proud,” she said.
Kyrinis opened the day with the 36-hole lead in the 25-and-over Mid-Amateur, 40-and-over Mid-Master and 50-and-over Senior divisions.
A five-under 31 without a bogey on the front nine included three birdies and an eagle on the par five sixth hole that set up her a five-stroke victory. Steady play down the stretch held off the advances of 2014 Senior champion Hélène Chartrand.
“I just tried to stay in the process that I’ve been working on all year,” said Kyrinis. “Playing the golf course has been a big part and my key is the fairways and the greens – and par is always your friend. I rolled in a lot of really nice putts (Friday). That can never hurt.”
In 2015, Kyrinis was runner-up in the three divisions to Terrill Samuel of Etobicoke, Ont. Two years ago, she claimed third in the Senior division.
After holding the lead following two days of competition this year, she was determined to close out the victory and learn from her near misses.
Her attention now shifts to building upon today’s experience in hopes of finding future success.
“To shoot a final-round 68 is pretty cool. You feel really good. It’s great for that memory bank and going forward, I just hope I keep drawing on that again. Coming up, I’ve got the U.S. Mid-Am and U.S. Senior,” she said.
With the victory, Kyrinis has earned entry into the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship to be played at Wellesley Country Club in Wellesley, Mass., from September 17-22.
Kyrinis’ trio of national titles adds to a victory in the inter-provincial team championship which was played over the competition’s first 36 holes.
Alongside teammates Ivy Steinberg from Stouffville and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Mary Ann Hayward of St. Thomas, Ontario claimed a three-stroke victory over Quebec.
Holly Horwood of Vancouver completed a wire-to-wire victory to win the 36-hole, 60-and-over Super Senior division with a nine-over 153.
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