Back Beats Lindo In Pmga Scorecard Playoff


Longtime Payson Men's Golf Association member Ralph Lindo wasn't as lucky in a post-tournament scorecard playoff as he was earlier in the day battling the tricky 10th hole at Payson Golf Course.

On the par 4 hole, Lindo finished with an eagle, stoically sinking his second shot that fellow PMGA member John Calderwood called a 120-yard beauty.

The thrill of the big shot was dampened a bit at tournament's end when Lindo had to settle for second place in the B flight after losing a scorecard tie-breaker with Don Back. Both finished with low-net scores of 63.

Also in the B flight, Ron Harte was third tallying a 65.

In the A flight shoot-out of the individual low tournament played April 12, Jack Greenshield finished as top gun with a 63. Trailing Greenshield in the scoring were runner-up Harry Sogan (65) and bronze medalist Harvey Baker (66).

Posting a 65, Butch Krauss emerged victorious in C flight over Tom Harris (66) and Herb Sherman (67).

In D flight, Jack Gibbs ran away with the crown finishing with a 60. Don Nicholas (66) took the silver medal and Tom Fox (67) the bronze.

In closest to the pin competition, Jack Greenshield came up 8 inches short of an ace on the 136-yard fifth hole.

Tom Harris was closest to the pin on hole 14, finishing 2 feet, 4 inches away.

Vic Kostecki pocketed prize money on the 122-yard 17th hole with a tee shot that left him 4 feet, 9 inches short.

Proving ex-prep hoop coaches can also play the game of golf well, former Tempe High basketball coach Troy Neal enriched his coffers by winning prize money on the 152-yard eighth hole. Neal's tee shot left him 15 feet, 11 inches from the pin.

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