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The Payson Youth Football Association will host its 5th Annual Four-Man Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday at Payson Golf Course.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and a catered lunch at 11 a.m. In addition to the tournament, there will be an auction, raffles and prize give-aways. The entry fee is $50 per player which includes green fees, cart and food.

All proceeds from the tournament help the association field teams in the Central Arizona Youth Football Association.

Call Karen Schrank (474-5613) or Marlene Armstrong (474-0610) for more information.

Tournament at the Rim Club

You get to spend the day on a golf course, win fabulous prizes, eat fabulous food, have a whole lot of fun ... and help to build a future Hospice House for area residents in need of 24-hour skilled care.

In Kathleen Hughes' view, opportunities like the Rim Country Hospice Foundation's Second Annual Tournament in the Pines just don't come any more golden than that.

The action begins Monday, May 20, with a 10 a.m. scramble with a modified shotgun format. Coffee and juice will be served prior to play, boxed lunches will be offered at midday, and a dinner buffet for each player and each player's guest will be available at tournament's end.

The fee for the day's activities, including the shotgun modified scramble tournament, is $1,000 per foursome, with hole sponsorships available for another $125. Registration and the continental breakfast will begin at 9 a.m., with the practice range open at 10 a.m., and the tournament commencing at 11 a.m. There will be no drop-in slots available, so all players must be pre-registered.

"We still need teams," Hughes said. "But the number of openings is limited, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis."

For more information on the tournament, call Hughes at 472-8220.

Nice job

Local veteran angler John Browning and his Flagstaff fishing partner Jeff Allen are at it again.

For the second time in less than a month the pair finished among the top five in an AllStar Bass fishing tournament.

Their most recent showing was a fourth-place finish May 4 at an AllStar team tournament held on Lake Pleasant.

Although Browning said the fishing at Pleasant was extremely tough, the two weighed in a six-fish limit of 14.65 pounds. In the catch was a 6.23 pounder.

The big fish, Browning said, was caught on a Senko lure. Most of their catch was caught on spinnerbaits, power worms and jerkbaits in coves and in 100 feet of water off the tires in front of the Marina, Browning said.

For their finish, the two shared $1,950 in prize money.

Top honors in the tournament were taken by the Tucson team of Greg Schrantz and Greg Valenzuela who weighed in a limit that tipped the scales at 22.90 pounds. The pair shared a total of $6,337 in prize money.

The team fished topwater lures including buzzbaits and hard and soft jerkbaits in shallow waters at the back of Cole's Bay and Humburg Cove. Their limit included a 6.42 pounder caught on a buzzbait.

The final AllStar tournament of the 2002 season is June 1 at Roosevelt Lake.

Call (480) 894-2775 for more information.

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