Even Holes A Charm For Meyocks

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Payson Women's Golf Association members gathered for their weekly tournament only to learn they were battling in a uniquely formatted "Odd or Even" links show down.

According to PWGA member Joyce Karnes, the format including "tallying scores on either odd numbered holes or even numbered holes and then subtracting one-half (of the player's) handicap."

Following the tabulation of the players' cards, Laura Meyocks was dubbed the tournament champion with a 29.

Sporting a 12 handicap, Meyocks opted to score the even holes at the onset of the tournament.

"I actually finished with a 77 over the (entire) course," Meyocks said. "The odd or even format is one we play once each year."

With a 31, Billie Gibbs cruised to a runner-up finish. The battles for the bronze medal and fourth-place laurels was a tie. Dorothy Meek and Blanch Nyberg tied for third with identical tallies of 36.5.

Janice Burns and Marge Landra tied for fourth with scores of 36.5.

In addition to Landra's fourth-place finish, she pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money on No. 17 with a tee shot that was 8 feet, 4 inches shy of the flag. Nancy Kisseberth's swat to within 2 feet, 10 inches of No. 5 earned her prize money.

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