Pwga Runs Circles Around Competition


For members of the Payson Women's Golf Association, drawing circles on their scorecards turned into the highlight of last week's tournament.

In a format the association members had never participated in, the most circles on a card determined the event champion. The catch was that the only tallies that could be inscribed were net score of par or better.

When officials tabulated the results, Shirley McLean was declared the champion with 16 circles. Among her circles was one on No. 8 where she pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money for leaving her tee shot just 18 feet shy of the flag.

Alesha Calderwood was hot on McLean's heels throughout the tournament. With 15 circles and a closest-to-the-pin win on No. 14 (10 feet, 1 inch), she was the tournament runner-up.

Joyce Goff claimed third-place honors with 15. Ruth Overton and Lucy Marsh tied for fourth place, carding 13 circles each,

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