Samuel wins Canadian Senior
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (Aug. 24, 2012) -- Terrill Samuel of Etobicoke, Ont. has won the 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship at Belvedere Golf Club in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Despite a double bogey on the first hole, Samuel recovered with six birdies and a single bogey for a final round tally of 3-under par 71 and a tournament total of 2-over par 224.

“[Today’s round] started poorly, I four-putted the first green, but after that I started putting really well. I haven’t putted well all week so finally some of the putts started going in and I hit the ball really well, so that was good,” said Samuel.

“I’ve never won a Canadian event, I’ve won provincial, but I’ve never won a Canadian so that’s why it’s a nice win.”

Samuel came in third place at last year’s Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship.

With this win, Samuel earns a spot in the 2012 USGA Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, which will take place in Hershey, Penn. from September 8-13.

Helene Chartrand of Pincourt, Que. finished a single shot behind Samuel in second place at 3-over par 225. Chartrand had four birdies on the back nine for an even par 74 on the day.

In third spot is Mary Kay Thanos-Zordani of Chicago, who finished at 5-over par 227. She had three birdies and four bogeys on the day for a final round total of 1-over par 75. Defending champion Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont. ended up in fourth place at 8-over par 230.

In a three-way tie for fifth position, first and second round leader Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe, Alta., Alison Murdoch of Victoria, and Super Senior (60+ years) division champion Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna, B.C. finished at 10-over par 232.

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