Landra, Goff Claim State Titles


Having battled Payson Women's Golf Association veteran Marge Landra for more than two decades, Joyce Goff is all to familiar with her longtime adversary.

"Marge doesn't like to be the bridesmaid," Goff said. "She likes to win."

Goff's comments came at the conclusion of the Payson Women's Golf Association State Medallion tournament that wrapped up last week at Payson Golf Course.

Much to the delight of both Goff and Landra, neither was forced to accept second-place finishes.

Goff played her way to low-net gold medal with a tally of 137. Landra captured the low-gross championship carding a 171.

In the medallion format, the players' best two scores over the course of four tournaments played in May decided the state champions.

Goff's best low-net tallies were 74 and 73. Landra's top low-gross marks were 81 and 90.

For Landra, the victory marked her sixth state medallion victory. Goff has captured the honor twice.

The friendly rivalry between the two dates back to 1981 when the pair locked horns for the first time in a PWGA club championship tournament. Landra finished as runner-up behind Goff.

"That's when I first learned Marge didn't like being a bridesmaid," Goff said.

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