Canadians take top prizes

A tournament featuring some of Canada's top female golfers wrapped in Osoyoos Tuesday with a challenging chip to set up for a birdie by the winner. 

Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont. came out on top at the 49th Canadian Women's Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship. She shot a one-under 72 and finished the 54-hole event at the Osoyoos Golf Club's Park Meadows Course at two-under par. 

It was down to a tight race between Kyrinis and an American competitor, Amy Ellerston. But Kyrinis made birdie on hole 18, securing her victory in the Mid-Amateur, Mid-Master and Senior categories. 

The Mid-Amateur competition was open to players aged 25 and older. The Mid-Masters title was open to players aged 40 and older. The Senior competition was for players aged 50 and older and the Super Senior title was contested by players aged 60 and older. 

Kyrinis won the same three titles in 2016, but relishes this victory just as much.  

"I think they are both equally exciting because you never know when you are going to get back here,” she said. “This is really special. Just because it is number two doesn’t mean it is not as good as number one."

Jackie Little of Procter, B.C. took the 60 and older championship, her second in a row. 

"That is the hardest I have had to work for an 81 in a long time,” Little said after her round, finishing 11 over par. "I have been complaining about how I have been hitting it and my husband says, well, remember, you are 61 now!"

The total field was 138 golfers, including 13 from the Okanagan. 

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