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Kim Carrington wins Alberta Senior Ladies’ with a clutch final round

Kim Carrington comes out victorious after shining in the final round of the 2017 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Ladies’ Championship. With the pressure on, Carrington got better and better as the day went on. The now two-time champion, surpassed a four-stroke deficient, with a clutch tournament low round of 73.

“In the earlier days as a youngster, I learned from my mom, but also players like Diane Williams, Marilyn O’Connor and Marlene Stewart Streit. They said. ‘You know what, people are coming to watch you. Show them something.’”

That’s what she did. Carrington’s 9th and 18th holes both showcased birdies, with her final day back nine score being bogey free. She says those moments are what keeps her going.

“As we were starting to get a bigger crowd through the back, I was getting more and more energy. I was thinking OK, you’ve come to see something; let me show you something.”

She emotionally spoke about how she was “just happy to be playing” after having to put golf on the back burner last year. She also expressed how much it meant to have her family supporting her, including her mom who was her caddy this week.

“Whether they’re here or on property, the text messages, the emails, the phone calls and inspirational words that were given; I heard them all out here today.”

Carrington wasn’t the only one taking home a second trophy this week. Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member, Alison Murdoch, claimed back to back Alberta Super Senior (65+) titles.

2017 Alberta Super Senior Ladies’ Champion Alison Murdoch

“I wasn’t particular great as a junior or an amateur, but once I hit 50, I seemed to find my stride. I had a lot of good years as a senior. You know I’m probably in my twilight of my career at this point, but I’m pretty pleased with what golf has brought for me. I’m really glad that I took it up and that I stuck with it for my whole life pretty much.”

This year’s Low Net Overall winner was Barbara Flaman (from Windermere Golf & Country Club). Last year’s Senior Champion, Lynn Kuehn (from Lacombe Golf & Country Club) and Joan Wilson (from Country Hills Country Club) will travel together to the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship in Newfoundland from August 22nd to 24th.

Having won the Senior Women’s Championship four times, Murdoch’s advice for this year’s Alberta players is: “If you want to have certain shots in your repertoire, you have to practice them. You can’t just say to someone who’s good at it, “How do you do that?” That’s not going to work. You have to practice. You have to get the feel of it, and get comfortable with it. Then you’ll find your chipping gets better, or your putting gets better, your sand play, whatever it is.”

2017 Alberta Senior Ladies’ Interprovincial Team: Kim Carrington, Lynn Kuehn & Joan Wilson.

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