Linksters Take Slice Of Bustling Tourney Docket

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The Payson Men's and Women's Golf Associations are heating up the fairways and the greens of the Payson Golf Course.

The women's association recently wrapped up a month-long eclectic and state medallion tournament and the men's association just finished a modified best ball shoot-out. In the women's state tournament, which is played in a two-best-scores-out-of-four format, Alesha Calderwood played her way to the low-net crown with a card of 133.

Finishing at 155, Laura Meyocks won the low-gross championship.

In the eclectic format, Joyce Karnes and Calderwood tied for A flight laurels finishing with identical scores of 58.

Joyce Goff edged past runner-up Brenda Baker for the B flight crown. Goff tallied a 60 and Baker a 61.

In C flight, Wilma Smith tallied a 59 to out-duel silver-medalist Judy Neal who turned in a 60.

Jenny Barnes and Billie Gibbs both finished at 66 to dead knot for the D flight championship.

Closest-to-the-pin winners for the tournament were Shirley McLean, Kay Davis, Dorothy Meek, Joyce Ceyler, Calderwood and Meyocks (specifics not available).

In men's association action, the foursome of Don Back, Roger Poole, John Calderwood and Jim Furimsky joined forces to win the best ball tournament with a net score of 163.

The team of Troy Neal, John Peel, Bobby Bryant and Ed Slebir was in second place with a 166.

Don Castleman, Doug Talbot, Victor Kostecki and Bob Hendrie finished third with a 167.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Ken Althoff (No. 5; 13 feet, 1 inch), Morris Kropf (No. 14: 4 feet, 4 inches), John Pauley (No. 17; 11 feet, 7 inches), Bryant (No 2; 12 feet, 8 inches) and Neal (No. 8; 4 feet, 8 inches).

The PMGA returns to action today (Wednesday) in an interclub tournament in Williams. July 9, the PMGA will host its annual Jack-and-Jill tournament that pairs off members of both associations.

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