West's Ace Leads To Win

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Ed West's hole-in-one on the par 3 No. 14 highlighted the Payson Men's Golf Association two-man, best-ball tournament that wrapped up May 15 at Payson Golf Course. The tournament's first round was played May 8.

West's ace helped propel him and partner Roland Kruse to a third-place finish with a two-day card of 118.

Top honors in the tournament went to Jim Dalgleish and Tom Dahl who finished at 111.

Tallying a 116, Roger Poole and Syd Gee were the silver medalists.

The duo of Jack Greenshield and Harry Sogan were in fourth place with a 120.

Posting identical cards of 122, the team of Tony Mularksi/ LeRoy Robison tied with John Calderwood/Ralph Lindo for fifth place.

Closest-to-the-pin winners on the second round included LeRoy Robison (No. 2, 10 feet), Roger Poole (No. 5; 11 feet, 9 1/2 inches), Don Castleman (No. 8; 6 feet, 1 inch) and Victor Kostecki (No. 17; 5 feet, 3 inches).

The first round

On the opening day of the tournament, the winning team of Dalgleish and Dahl set the early pace with a net 56.

Although Greenshield and Sogan eventually fell to fourth in the final standings, the two were second on the first day with a 59.

Poole and Gee, the tournament runners-up, were third after the opening round (61).

Closest-to-the-pin winners in the first round were Jack Greenshield (No. 2; 24 feet, 5 inches), Ralph Lindo (No. 5; 14 feet, 10 inches), Troy Neal (No. 8; 6 feet, 1 inch), Ralph Lindo (No. 14; 4 feet, 5 inches) and John Calderwood (No. 17, 6 feet, 6 inches).

The members of the PMGA return to action tomorrow (Wednesday) in an interclub meet against Prescott, Beaver Creek and Quailwood. The tournament tees off at 8 a.m. on the Payson course.

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