Joan Higgins of Glendora, Calif., has won the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title after a 1-up victory over Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., in the final.
Kyrinis held the lead several times, beginning at the first hole, which Higgins bogeyed to give the early lead to Kyrnis, who bogeyed the third to bring it back to all square. She immediately took another 1-up lead on the fourth hole, but bogeyed the next to even the match again.
It stayed that way until the ninth hole when Higgins missed the green and Kyrinis took advantage to make the turn with a 1-up lead, but Higgins came right back with a birdie on 10 to square it again.
Kyrinis regained the lead on 13 when Higgins couldn’t get up and down from a bunker, but Higgins once again squared it on the next hole.
On 16, Kyrinis left her third shot short of the green and Higgins claimed her first lead of the day and it would remain the final score.