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U.S. Senior Women's Open: Judith Kyrinis records highest Amateur finish ever
27 Aug 2023
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

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Judith Kyrinis (USGA Photo)
Judith Kyrinis (USGA Photo)

Amateur Judith Kyrinis of Canada likes playing at Waverly Country Club, and just to prove it this week, she went out and made history.

Kyrinis, who won the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Waverley Country Club, finished T-6 at 2-over. This was the best finish ever by an amateur in this championship, breaking the T-10 record set by Martha Leach in 2018.

"It is a pretty special place," Kyrinis told the USGA about Waverly Country Club. "I have always said that. I obviously have very good memories here, and they flooded back once I got on the property. I just love it here."

This was Kyrinis's second time finishing as the low amateur in this championship.

"I just try to keep the ball in front of me," Kyrinis said. "It is one shot at a time and sticking with my process."

Kyrinis shot a final round 1-under 71, one of just five golfers to shoot an under-par final round as the course baked out and got tougher to make birdies.

Kyrinis was consistent in her ball striking all week, hitting 46 out of 52 fairways, which was T2 in the field all week, and hitting 54 out of 72 greens. Kyrinis recorded three birdies and two bogeys in her round. She shot rounds of 74-73-72-71, an obvious pattern of improvement.

Terrill Samuel of Canada also had an impressive week, finishing T9 at 5-over and shooting an even par final round.

Samuel shot rounds of 73-75-73-72 to finish at 5-over.

Seven other amateurs made the cut at the championship, with Martha Leach finishing T18, Corey Weworski finishing T22, Ellen Port and Sue Wooster both finishing T29, Kathy Hertwiger finishing 37th, Patty Ehrhart finishing T38, and Andrea Miller finishing 50th.

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ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Open

The U.S. Senior Women's Open is one of 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. The event is open to any female age 50 and over who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4.

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