Landra Wins State Medallion


As an 11-time Payson Women's Golf Association Club Champion, Marge Landra has won her share of tournaments. But none was sweeter than her victory in the PWGA's State Medallion Tournament conducted the past four weeks at Payson Golf Course.

In earning only her second state medallion championship during her more than 20-year membership in the PWGA, Landra finished as top gun in the low-gross scoring with a card of 160. Her winning tallies during the run were a 70 and 81.

The format of the tournament dictates the championship will be decided by the two lowest scores of the four played.

In the low-net scoring, Dorothy Back copped the gold medal with a tally of 122.

For their victories, both Landra and Back will receive championship medals from the Arizona Women's Golf Association.

In other PWGA play, Laura Meyocks emerged as A flight champion of an eclectic-formatted shoot-out played June 1, 8 and 15 at PGC.

According to Back, who serves as the PWGA spokesperson, the eclectic tournament involves each member playing up to three rounds and the best score on each of the holes determines the final total.

"The winner is the player with the lowest total score, minus handicap, for the selected 18 holes," Back said.

Landra finished as runner-up behind Meyocks with a 60.

Ruth Overton and Mary Jones carded identical scores of 61 and tied for third place.

In B flight, Joyce Goff (60) edged Janie Nutting (61) by a single stroke.

Back added the C flight championship to her State Medallion low-net crown, tallying a 53.

"I guess I'm kind of on a roll," Back said.

Wilma Smith (55) was second and Joan Johnson (56) third.

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