Meyocks Claims Pwga Title


Laura Meyocks played her way to the A flight championship of one of the most uniquely formatted tournaments to ever grace the Payson Women's Golf Association weekly agenda.

In the one-half handicap O-N-E-S tournament played Wednesday at Payson Golf Course, Meyocks carded a winning tally of 36.5.

Longtime PWGA member Lynn Kools explained the format as one in which the only holes that were scored were those that begin with a "one" or 11 through 18. Those holes were then scored on a one-half handicap basis.

The unusual scoring left Kools and fellow golfers scratching their heads wondering where the format could have originated.

Longtime linkster and former Payson Roundup golf reporter Emmett Davis has never heard of such a tournament.

"That's one on me," he said.

Although the scoring was different, Kools managed to play her way to the B flight title with a 39. Blanche Nyberg chalked up a 38 to capture the C flight crown. Judy Neal's 37 was good enough for D flight honors.

In the closest-to-the-pin competition, Wilma Smith pocketed prize money on hole No. 5 where she swatted to within 15 feet, 3 inches of the flag.
Joyce Karnes was the winner on No. 17 with a tee shot that left her just six feet shy of the pin.
In PWGA play Oct. 9 at the Payson course, members gathered for a much more conventional "Beat the Champ" tournament in which participants tried to outplay defending club champion Marge Landra.
With a gross 76 and a net 62, Meyocks claimed the tournament crown.
Second-place honors went to Joyce Goff for her effort that included a 93 gross and 63 net.
Kools took third place with a 96 gross and 69 net.

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