North and South Sr Women: Hayward Wins All-Canadian Final
Mary Ann Hayward, the 2017 North & South Senior Women's Champion<br>(Pinehurst photo)
Mary Ann Hayward, the 2017 North & South Senior Women's Champion
(Pinehurst photo)

PINEHURST, NC (August 16, 2017) - Mary Ann Hayward, of St. Thomas, Ontario, birdied the first hole of sudden death to defeat two-time defending North & South champion – and fellow Canadian – Judith Kyrinis.

Hayward, who started the final round three shots back of Kyrinis, took the lead with a birdie on the 16th hole of Pinehurst No. 5 after Kyrinis failed to get up and down for par.

Playing the 18th hole a second time that day, Hayward made a beautiful approach shot to about 6 feet and made the putt to win the championship.

“The hole just fits my eye, and I was so happy to play it again for the playoff,” Hayward said. “I was able to curl in a little right-to-left putt. Yeah, that was pretty yummy.”

Winning at Pinehurst is special to the Canadian Golf Hall of Famer.

“This has been on the bucket list for a long time,” she said. “It’s one thing to see the history on TV, like when you watch the Opens. But to be here and experience it, it’s amazing.”

Mimi Hoffman, of Springfield, Virginia, won the Super Senior Women’s North & South Amateur Championship by two shots over Beatriz Arenas, of Guatemala.

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ABOUT THE North & South Senior Women's

Part of the annual North & South series of tournaments at Pinehurst that include Men's, Women's, Juniors and Seniors. Entries are open to female golfers who meet the requirements below. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

In the Women's Open Division, applicants must have reached 50 years of age by start of tournament to be eligible for competition. In the Women's Super-Senior Division, applicants must have reached 60 years of age by start of tournament to be eligible for competition.

FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play will determine the Champion. Play will be divided into four divisions (Women’s Open, and Women’s Super- Senior) and contested with one round each on three different Pinehurst courses. A full field will consist of 90 total women between both divisions.

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