Payson Golfers Shoot Well At Antelope Hills


This spring, almost every interclub meet the Payson Men's Golf Association has hosted or traveled to has been contested in windy, gusty conditions.

The adverse weather usually wreaked havoc on scorecards.

But Wednesday at the Antelope Hills South course near Prescott, 33 traveling PMGA members and their hosts played in near perfect weather.

"We all enjoyed a warm day without wind," PMGA member John Calderwood said.

In the low-gross and low-net by flight scoring, John Pauley returned to Payson as a silver medalist in the A flight low-net play and a closest-to-the-pin prize winner. Pauley's 74 was second only to the 70 turned in by Frank Szakal.

Pauley's closest-to-the-pin victory came on the 136-yard 15th hole where he launched a shot that was only three feet shy of the flag.

The only other PMGA player to pocket prize money at the pin was Harry Sogan. He fell 1 foot, 6 inches short of the flag on the 141-yard fifth hole.

Sogan traveled to Prescott fresh off a second-place finish in a low-net tournament played April 12 at Payson Golf Course.

In low-net scoring in B flight at Antelope Hills, Don Castleman (70) edged runner-up Syd Gee (72) for top honors. Jack Gibbs (67) won C flight laurels over Don Nicholas (69).

The low-gross champions included Jack Greenshield (77) in A flight, Ron Harte (85) in B and in C competition, Dean Bulkley (91).

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