Harte, Carter Win 36-Hole Partner Tournament


Members of the Payson Men's Golf Association locked horns in a "pick your own partner", 36-hole, two-man, best-ball tournament played at Payson Golf Course.

Playing in flights June 23 and 30, Ron Harte and Mike Carter joined forces to win the A flight championship. The pair carded a 56 and 58 to win with a tally of 117.

In addition to winning the flight, Harte was the closest-to-the-pin money winner on hole 5, during June 30 play, when he swatted to within 11 feet, 11 inches of the flag.

Finishing at 119, John Pauley and Frank Szakal were runners-up in the flight. Frank Karnes and Harvey Baker (124) took home the bronze medal.

In B flight, top-gun honors went to Lee Kirtely and Bob Drummond with a 54 and 62 for 116.

Trailing the flight leaders were the teams of Jim Jones and Dick Strunk (25 and 60; 116) and Sid Gee and Warren Mulcany (58 and 61; 119).

Among the C flight contenders, Victor Kostecki and Jack Chaplain played their way to first-place laurels with a tally of 57 and 64 for a 121.

Only a stroke behind was the silver-medal team of Dean Bulkley and Bobby Bryan (60 and 62; 122).

With a 131 (65 and 66), Ed Seiber and Armond Werle were third in the flight.

In addition to Harte, closest-to-the-pin champions on the second 18-hole round were Herb Sherman (hole 8; 6 feet, 3 inches), Harvey Baker (hole 14; 2 feet, 2 inches) and Dick Strunk (hole 17; 5 feet, 7 inches).

Prize winners during the first session were Ted Walls (hole 5; 6 feet, 8 inches), Skip Herring (hole 8; 6 feet, 7 inches), Bill Overton ( hole 14; 5 feet, 4 inches) and Baker (hole 17, 6 feet, 8

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