British Columbia Golf Crowns 2016 Women’s Senior Champions
Golf BC – Kelowna, B.C. – June 16, 2016 – The 2016 British Columbia Women’s Senior & Super-Senior Championships came to a close today with Holly Horwood (pictured at right) overtaking 2nd round leader Jackie Little to win the Senior title by two shots.
With her final round 77 Horwood also captured the Super-Senior trophy with an 8-shot advantage over fellow Vancouverite Phyllis Laschuk.
Horwood Realizes Goal – Twice
Holly Horwood came to Kelowna Golf & Country Club looking for her second B.C. Women’s Super-Senior Championship. She got that and something even better.
The Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club member also claimed her third B.C. Senior Women’s title, coming from behind to beat five-time champion Jackie Little of Port Alberni in Thursday’s final round.
At age 64, Horwood didn’t see another seniors title in her future. That category is open to players 50 and over. Horwood had her sights set on the super-senior category, which is for players 60 and over. She won that title for the first time in 2014.
“My goal was to win the super-seniors and I was also keen to make the (three-person B.C.) team,” Horwood said. “So to win the whole thing is just very unexpected and really nice. Especially because the last one was way back in 2007. This is lovely, it’s really nice. I am really proud that I held it together today.”
Horwood closed with a five-over 77 to finish the 54-hole event at 12-over par. That was two shots better than Little, who shot an 80 on Thursday.
Little began the day with a one-shot lead on Horwood and still had it when they arrived on the 10th tee. But Little struggled with her putter, especially on the back nine. “I was playing really good and then on No. 8 I rammed one by by about 10 feet, then it just kind of threw me for as loop,” Little said.
The only disappointment for Horwood was the way she finished, by three-putting the final two holes for bogeys. “I am so sorry people had to witness that awful putting on the last couple of holes,” laughed Horwood, a former reporter with The Province newspaper.
“Both Jackie and I said on 17 the wheels have come off on the greens. It’s unfortunate I couldn’t hold it together.”
Horwood and Little will be joined on the team that will represent B.C. at the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship by Penny Baziuk of Sidney. Baziuk shot an 80 Thursday to finish third at 17-over par. The Canadian Senior goes Aug. 24-26 at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka, Alta.
That tournament will also include a super-senior category, which Horwood will have her eye on.
“I am just so keen on the super-senior now,” said Horwood, who won the Canadian Junior Girls championship back in 1970. “That’s my category and I always wanted to win the super-senior national. That has been my dream for years. This is going to move me toward that, I think.”
Horwood won the B.C. Super-Senior Championship by eight shots Thursday over fellow Vancouver resident Phyllis Laschuk of Point Grey.
Next year’s B.C. Senior Women’s Championship is scheduled for June 20-22 at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club in Roberts Creek.
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