Szakal Victorious At Santa Fe

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The Payson Men's Golf Association made its first trip to Santa Fe Golf Course near Cottonwood last week to compete in an interclub low-gross and low-net by flights tournament.

"The weather was gorgeous and the course was in good shape," a PMGA spokesman said.

After 18 holes of spirited play, Frank Szakal emerged from the Flight 1 battle as the low-gross champion with a 72. Other low-gross championships went to Don Back (83) in flight two and James Furmisky (93) in three.

In flight one low-net play, John Pauley (67) took first one stroke over runnerup Ted Walls (68).

In flight two, Lee Kirtley and Ed West tied for first with identical scores of 69. Kirtley was declared the winner on a scorecard playoff. A playoff was also needed in flight three when Harry Scott and Don Nicholas deadknotted with a pair of 71s. Scott was declared the playoff winner.

In the closest-to-the-pin competition, Payson's Ed West won on holes seven and 11.

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