Former Coach Wins Interclub Tournament

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Payson Men's Golf Association member John Pauley, a retired Tempe High School football coach, put his athletic expertise to good use in a three-way interclub meet July 9 at Beaver Creek.

Carding a 69, the former coach captured the tournament's first flight, low-gross championship.

In first flight, low-net scoring, Don Castleman tallied a 66 to finish second.

Herb Sherman captured top honors in the second flight, low-net scoring with a 66. Teammate Tom Mallett hammered a 71 to finish second.

In the third flight, Doug Talbot finished first in low-net tallies with a 68.

Jack Gibbs (67) swung his way to low-net laurels in the fourth flight.

In the closest-to-the-pin competition on the par 3 holes, the PMGA produced only one prize winner. On No. 16, Wayne Little's tee shot to within 3 feet of the flag earned him pocket money.

Teams competing with Payson were Verde Santa Fe and host Beaver Creek.

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