Strunk, Harte, Bulkley And Sherman Take Pmga Win

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The Payson Men's Golf Association was forced to turn to a computer to format a "Three Best Balls of Foursome" tournament played May 27 on the Payson course.

The 48-player field included members with A, B, C and D handicaps and the computer "insured fairness" in making up the teams, PMGA member John Calderwood said.

After a morning of play, the entrants retired to a 19th-hole get-together where the foursome of Dick Strunk, Ron Harte, Dean Bulkley and Herb Sherman were crowned the winners. The group finished with a tally of 187.

With a 190, Jack Greenshield, Keith Boxberger, Steve Piller and Bruce Wyrick earned silver medal honors.

Third place for a 191 card went to Harvey Baker, Skip Herring, Don Nicholas and Calderwood.

In a closest-to -the-pin oddity, none of the prize money winners were on the top-three finishing teams.

Closest for the day was garnered by Frank Karnes on hole 14. There, he swatted to within 3 feet, 1 inch of an ace.

On hole eight, Don Back finished only 5 feet, 10 inches away. Other winners were Harry Sogan (hole five; 6 feet, 5 inches) and Bud Drummond (hole 17; 10 feet, 3 inches).

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