by Max Foster
roundup staff reporter
John Pauley staked claim to the club champion title by finishing first in the A flight division of the Payson Men's Golf Association championship tournament played Aug. 22 at Payson Golf Course. Pauley edged A flight runner-up Greg Williams for the title.
According to club spokesman Bud Drummond, the win was Pauley's second successive club championship.
In B flight, Drummond got into the championship act by outdueling silver-medalist Roger Poole for the title.
Warren Mulcahy took the C flight crown over runner-up Armand Werle. D flight honors were doled out to champion Tom Mallett and second-place finisher Butch Kraus.
In other association play Aug. 22, members participated in "choke 3 of 4" formatted tournament.
According to Drummond, each tournament foursome had a designated A, B, C and D classified player and certain balls had to be played and scored on designated holes.
In the unique format, the team of Dick Marshall, Frank Karnes, Herb Sherman and Don Nicholas claimed the tournament crown.
Larry Baker, Will Wilson, Hugh Templeton and Jack Gibbs finished second.
In the closest-to-the-pin competition, Pat King pocketed prize money on hole No. 8, swatting to within 3 feet, 6 inches of the flag.
Other winners were Dick Marshall (No. 14; 6 feet, 4 inches), Tom Mallett (No. 5, 7 feet, 10 inches), and Tony Mularski (No. 17, 14 feet, 10 inches).