Foursome Drives To Tournament Win


The team of Don Castleman, Bud Drummond, Jim Jones and Dan Nicholas played their way to the championship of the Payson Men's Golf Association select drive tournament.

Contested March 27 at Payson Golf Course, the winning foursome finished with a tally of 119.

In the tournament format, the best two scores on each hole were scored.

With a 121, the team of Frank Szakal, Dick Ceyler, Victor Kostecki and Bob Gardner finished as runners-up.

Jack Greenshield, Don Back, Jim Furimsky and Don Gyde joined forces to finish third with a card of 122.

Because the back nine holes at PGC are being renovated, the tournament had to be played twice over the front nine holes.

On the first go-around, Jim Jones won closest-to-pin honors on hole No. 2 finishing 4 feet, 3 1/2 inches away.

The second time around, Szakal won by swatting to within 2 feet, 8 inches of the pin.

On hole No. 5, the first time around Jack Greenshield pocketed prize money with a tee shot that left him 7 feet, 1 inch shy.

Warren Mulcahy nearly duplicated that on the second go-around finishing 7 feet, 2 1/2 inches away.

John Pauley captured honors on No. 8 during first nine play with an effort of 5 feet, 4 inches.

On the second nine, Szakal was closest with a lie of 14 feet, 1 inch.

Next up for the PMGA is a two-man best-ball tournament tomorrow (Wednesday) on the Payson course.

On April 24, PMGA members take their act on the road with a visit to Quailwood country club. There, they will go head-to-head, for the first time this season, with an opposing men's association.

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