Pauley Stakes Claim To Club Crown

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Winning the Payson Men's Golf Association's prestigious club championship is becoming old hat for Jon Pauley.

The veteran club member played his way to a fourth consecutive crown Aug. 14 at Payson Golf Course by out-dueling some of the association's finest players.

In addition to winning the club title, Pauley finished second in a putting contest held after the championship tournament. He also pocketed the closest-to-the-pin prize money on hole No. 14 where his tee shot left him just 4 feet, 7 inches shy of the flag.

In the club championship tournaments B flight, Rick Korth emerged victorious. Other flight winners included John Peel (C), Dean Bulkley (D) and John Calderwood (E).

For players who did not qualify for the championship finals, a low-net tournament was held.

In the first flight, Larry Baker claimed top honors on a scorecard playoff with runner-up Don Back. Both carded identical tallies of 66.

In the second flight, Tony LeGault played his way past silver medalist Bobby Bryant for the title. LeGault finished at 66 and Bryant at 68.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Frank Karnes (No. 2: 32 feet, 9 inches), Tom Eaglesham (No. 8; 7 feet), Doug Talbort (No. 17; 14 feet, 6 inches) and LeGault (No. 5; 8 feet, 5 inches).

In the putting contest, Ed West claimed title over Pauley. Jim Dalgleish was third.

Wednesday, PMGA members return to action in an interclub meet at Beaver Creek. Also on the agenda are a two-man scramble Aug. 28 and a mixed tournament with the PWGA Aug. 30. Both will be played at PGC.

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