Quisenberry Takes Top Honors In President's Cup


Gerry Quisenberry swung her way to the championship of one of the most prestigious tournaments on Payson Women's Golf Association summer agenda.

Carding a low net tally of 130 over 36 holes at Payson golf course, Quisenberry won the PWGA President's Cup title for the first time in her links career.

The defending champion, Wilma Smith, did not finish in the top-four, but did pocket closest-to-the-pin prize money on the second day of the tournament, July 1. Her winning tee shot on No. 5 was 15 feet, 3 inches shy of the pin.

Runner-up honors in the overall standings were garnered by Judy Neal who carded a 134 and nearly chalked up an ace during first day's play.

Neal's booming shot on No. 8 rolled to within 6 inches of the flag.

Also in the overall standings, Jancie Burns was third and Marge Landra copped fourth. Burns finished at 136 and Landra turned in a 138. Landra was also a closest-to-the-pin prize winner on the second day with an effort that left her two feet from the flag on No. 17.

The final closest-to-the-pin winner, Brenda Baker, swatted to within 10 feet 11 inches of No. 14. Her win was chalked up on the first day.

The next highlight on the women's agenda is slated for July 22 at PGC.

Teams representing Beaver Creek, Verde Santa Fe, Prescott, Oak Creek and Sedona will visit for an interclub clash.

"We do those monthly, they are a lot of fun for our members," PWGA member Joyce Karnes said.

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