'Blind' Partners Burns And Meyocks Cop Gold

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Janice Burns and Laura Meyocks hooked up to win top honors in the Payson Women's Golf Association "Blind Partners" tournament July 15 at Payson Golf Course.

In the unusually-formatted tournament, scoring was computed on a combined low net basis. Throughout play, the golfers did not know who their partners were. At the conclusion of the tournament, partners were drawn and final tallies totaled.

Burns and Meyocks winning score of 138 was five strokes better than that of runners-up Alesha Calderwood and Blanche Nyberg. The battle for the bronze medal ended in a tie between the teams of Dorothy Meek and Gerry Quisenberry and Billie Gibbs and Joyce Karnes. Both carded identical scores of 144.

In closest-to-the-pin contests on par 3 holes, Karnes and Calderwood pocketed prize money.

Karnes' tee shot on No. 5 was 9 feet, 11 inches short of the flag. Calderwood won on No. 17 where she came up 16 feet, 5 inches shy of the hole.

Next up for the members of the PWGA is an interclub meet today (Tuesday) at PGC. Visitors will include members of Verde Santa Fe, Beaver Creek and Quailwood women's golf associations.

According to Karnes, about 19 visitors and 14 players from the local association are entered.

Also on the agenda for the PWGA is the annual Memorial Tournament July 29. The tournament is conducted each year in the memory deceased association members.

The fray will be scored in a two-partner best ball format.

The team of Calderwood and Brenda Baker will enter as the two-time defending champions.

"We will be looking to dethrone them," Karnes said.

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