Pahh Match Attracts More Than 100 Golfers

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More than 100 golfers representing, Prescott, Sierra Vista, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Payson turned out for the Pioneer Title Agency Benefit Golf Tournament.

Contested Aug. 23 under sunny Rim country skies that failed to produce anticipated rain, the players battled for championship bragging rights and trophies provided by Elder's Custom Upholstery and Engraving.

In the field of 27 foursomes, the team of Dale Gonzales, Jerry David, Bruce Martinez and Ross Jacobs tied with the squad of Willie Ingram, Don Hammon, Mark Svir and Jason Keith for first place. In a playoff for the gold, Gonzales, David, Martinez, and Jacobs were crowned kings of the tournament.

Third-place honors went to the foursome of Dale Struemke, Don Teach, Rod Ring and Will E. Dietz.

Finishing in last place, the Tonto Apache No. 1 team received fresh turkeys from Safeway, which they donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

The award for the longest drive for a female player went to Kim Tinnin. Among the male players, Rod Ring took the longest drive title.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Don Teach on No. 8 and Jerry Gramm on No. 14.

Following the tournament, an awards presentation, raffle and luncheon was catered by Quizno's Classic Subs.

According to PAHH publicity chairperson Judy Berger, several Payson and Pine merchants donated prizes for the raffles and give-aways.

Mark Monty and Dale Gonzales, both of Pioneer Title, served as tournament directors.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity and its mission to provide decent affordable and healthy houses in partnership with low- and moderate-income Payson residents.

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