Pmga Remembers Tragedy


With American flags waving on the poles that mark each of the Payson Golf Association cups, members of the Payson Men's Golf Association competed somewhat somberly in their annual two-day President's Cup.

According to PMGA President Bud Drummond, the association asked PGC manager Harry Parsons to place the flags on each hole in honor of those who suffered from the terrorists attack on the East Coast.

"I though it was the right thing to do," Drummond said.

In the two-day scoring, Butch Krauss emerged as the President Cup champion, carding a low-net total of 130. Trailing Krauss were Don Castleman (second; 132), Tom Mallett (third; 134), Tony Mularski (fourth; 134), Greg Williams (fifth; 134), and Dean Bulkley (sixth; 135).

Third, fourth and fifth places were decided on a scorecard playoff.

Krauss was able to claim the President's Cup by winning the first day's tournament finish a 64 and following it up with a 66 and a fifth-place showing on the second day.

Trailing Krauss on the opening round were Don Castleman (second; 65), Herb Sherman (third; 66), Frank Karnes (fourth; 66) and Dean Bulkely (fifth; 67).

Second-day gold medal honors went to Tom Mallett with a tournament low round of 61.

Former high school basketball coach turned rancher and motivational speaker Troy Neal finished as runner-up, carding a 65.

Also in the mix were Tony Mularski (third; 65) and Jack Gibbs (fourth; 65).

The President's Cup, Drummond said, is one of PMGA's most prestigious tournaments of the summer season.

The PMGA will travel to Antelope Hills course near Prescott Oct. 10 where local players will compete in a jamboree-style tournament against men's club players from around northern Arizona.

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