Althoff's Shot Stirs Debate


Payson Women's Golf Association member Joyce Karnes called Nancy Althoff's chip-in on No. 12, the "shot of the day."

Althoff's husband, Ken, an accomplished golfer in his own right, claims the super shot fell in from 50 feet.

Althoff, who admits she doesn't judge distances very well, scoffed at the idea saying the chip-in was from no more than 15 feet.

"It was from behind the hole but no big deal," Althoff said.

Althoff was playing in her first golf tournament since she and her husband teamed up to win a "Buck and Doe" tournament last September.

"I hadn't played in a long time, maybe that's why they are talking about it (the chip-in)," Althoff said.

The low-net by flight formatted tournament, contested April 1 at Payson Golf course, marked the 2003 debut of the PWGA.

In the A flight, Marge Landra resumed her winning ways of last year playing her way to the championship with a card of 67. Gerry Quisenberry finished as runner-up with a 69.

In B flight, Judy Neal's 66 earned her championship laurels. Ethel Hull posted a 67 to finish second.

In the closest-to-the-pin competition, Neal copped honors on No 5 with a tee shot that left her 16 feet, 1 inch shy of the flag. On No. 17, Quisenberry finished 21 feet away to pocket prize money.

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