Duo Cards Championship Links Win


Teammates Tom Harris and Ted Walls won the Payson Men's Golf Association's Flight A Championship last week with a first-day score of 57 and a second-day score of 56.

The two-man, best-ball tournament was played at Payson Golf Course.

In Flight B competition, Ron Harte and Butch Krauss finished as overall champions despite having to settle for runnerup honors on the second day.

The pair turned in scores of 59 both days to finish at 118. Second-day championship laurels went to Ed West and Keith Boxberger with a 56.

Bob Schmidt and Jack Gibbs combined for a 61 and a 54 to claim the Flight C crown.

Runnerup honors in Flight A on the second day were garnered by the team of John Pauley and Syd Gee (57). In Flight C, Norm Boettcher and Bobby Bryant (60) took home the silver medal.

Third-place honors went to the teams of Frank Szakal/Jack Greenshield (flight A: 62), Ralph Lindo/John Calderwood (flight B: 63) and Don Nicholas/Don Castleman (flight C: 61).

Closest-to-the-pin accolades in the final round were claimed by Harvey Baker who swatted to within 3 feet, 11 inches of the flag on hole No. 17.

Other winners included Harry Sogan (No. 5: 5 feet, 3 inches), Morris Kropf (No. 14: 6 feet, 9 inches) and Bill Overton (No. 8: 7 feet, 9 inches).

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