Kennedy Bodfield and Claire Hernandez Top the Field at Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship
Uxbridge, ON – The Golf Association of Ontario’s 2013 tournament season came to a close on Tuesday with the team of Kennedy Bodfield of St. Catharines and Claire Hernandez of Palgrave winning the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge.
The duo, who are both members of Team Ontario, carded a combined 68 (-4) to earn the title by a single stroke. With the win, the pair will each add another provincial title to their impressive golf resumes – Bodfield is the 2013 Ontario Junior Girls’ champion and a former Ontario Juvenile (U17) Girls’ champion, while Hernandez has an Ontario Bantam Girls’ title under her belt. The victory is also Hernandez’s second at the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball, she also picked up the trophy in 2010 alongside partner Alina Rogers.
Former Ontario Women’s Amateur champion (1973) Jane Kirkpatrick and partner Carolyn Dushenski earned runner-up honours after carding a three-under par 69. The Thornhill residents picked up the silver medals for the third time, after finishing second in 2012, 2011, and to Hernandez and Rogers in 2010.
Finishing in third place was the team of Jane Hedges-McKinnon of Strathroy, and London resident Sue Postian. The pair put together a combined score of 70 (-2) to pick up the bronze medals.
Two teams tied for fourth place, Joanne Noble of Etobicoke and partner Deborah Trepanier of Toronto, and Brampton resident Katelyn McMahon and Toronto’s Ana Peric. Both teams closed out the tournament with an even-par 72.
In the Net division, Devil’s Pulpit members Marianne Vardon of Caledon and Lynne-Marie Fabris of Bolton earned the trophy with a net score of 65 (-7).
First played in 1953, the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship is contested annually and features two-woman teams competing in a better ball format. The Golf Association of Ontario would like to thank the staff and members of Wyndance Golf Club for hosting the 2013 event and Clublink for their continued support of amateur golf in Ontario.