Concho Pair Wins Hummer Invitational

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It's fall, but cooler weather hasn't slowed play in either the nine- or 18-hole Payson Women's Golf Associations.

Each week for the past month, the nine-hole contingent has met at Payson Golf Course for traditional tournaments.

Among the 18-hole contingent, members hosted one of their most acclaimed tournaments of the season the annual "Hummers Invitational."

Contested Sept. 26, 45 players representing various courses in Arizona participated in the two-person, low net fray.

Top honors in A flight were garnered by Dee Hornbake and Sue Currie of the Concho course in Concho Valley. The duo won by carding a net 136.

In addition to winning flight honors, Currie pocketed prize money for longest drive on hole 18. Hornbake claimed closest-to-the-pin laurels on hole eight.

The team of Virginia Johnson and Meg Groaker finished second in A flight with a 137. Johnson hails from Pinewood course at Munds Park near Flagstaff and Groaker calls Phoenix El Caro home.

In B and C flight team play, homestanding Payson players reigned supreme.

Ethel Hull and Lynn Kools copped the B title with a 143. Trailing the gold-medal pair were Payson's Alesha Calderwood and Glenda Cook. (149).

In C flight play, Fran Henry and Etta Nichols, both members of the PWGA, finished first by outdueling fellow Payson players Nancy Althoff and Judy Neal.

Individual honors in B flight were garnered by Donna Richards of Quailwood Greens in Dewey and Gerry Quisenberry of Payson.

Richards won for longest drive on hole nine and Quisenberry for closest-to-the-pin honors on 17.

In C flight, Quailwood Greens member Kathy Duryea swung her way to the longest-drive title. Fran Henry was closet to the pin on hole 14.

The Niners

In tournament play Sept. 28, Norma Fallers was the first-place winner. Pam Mitchell placed second and Fran Stampler third.

One week earlier, Mitchell was first, Dorothy Hardman the Niner's President's Cup winner second and Pearl Mandrey third.

On Sept. 4, Hardman (third), trailed runner-up Mandry and tournament champ Sue Crover.

The month opened Sept. 7 with Gladys Fox winning over Mitchell (second) and Crover (third).

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