Kools Turns Hot To Take Top Pwga Honors


Lynn Kools emerged from the pack on the second day of play Aug. 11 to win the Payson Women's Golf Association prestigious President's Cup.

Battling rain throughout the opening day, the field was tightly bunched until Kools made her late move.

"The weather gave us trouble, but we all hung in there," member Dorothy Back said.

In winning, Kools edged past runner-up Mary Jones, who carded a 135 in the low net scoring.

Back, with a 139, was third. Bronze medal honors went to Marge Landra, who had a 144.

On the first day of the tournament, Etta Nichols took closest-to-the-pin honors on hole five, finishing 12 feet, 1 inch away. Kay Davis pocketed prize money on 17, finishing only 8 feet, 5 inches shy of the pin.

In second-day play, Back -- who has been on a golfing roll this summer -- was closest to hole eight, finishing 36 feet away. On hole 14, Ginney Barnes was 5 feet, 1 inch away and prize-money richer.

In a low net by flight tournament played prior to the President's Cup, Gerry Quessenberry, Wilma Smith and Back won their flights.

Quessenberry won A with a 68, Smith took B with a 62 and Back took C honors, tallying a 61.

Finishing behind Quessenberry in A were Ginney Barnes (70) and Martha Sparlin (71). Blanche Nyberg (68) and Brenda Baker (71) were second and third in B play. In C, Donna Bayo (62) was the silver medalist and Joan Johnson (68) the third-place finisher.

Former Payson High School teacher and counselor Nancy Althoff supplemented her retirement with prize money won on hole eight, where she was closest with a swat that left her 25 feet, 5 inches away.

Shirley McLean finished 32 feet, 2 inches short on hole 14 to win there.

The niners

In PWGA nine-hole play, Pat Marvel won the group's President's Cup, edging runner-up Dorothy Hardman. Fran Stumpfer and Joleen Matych tied for third.

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