John Peel and Dick Harding hooked up to win the Payson Men's Golf Association two-man best ball tournament played April 30 at Payson Golf Course.
In claiming the first flight championship, the two carded a net score of 62. In addition to finishing as a member of the first-place team, Harding was a closest-to-the-pin prize money winner on No. 17. His tee shot was only 3 feet, 5 inches shy of the hole.
Also in the first flight, the team of John Pauley and Jim Coceri tied with Roger Poole and Larry Baker for second place. Both teams finished with net tallies of 63. In a score card playoff, Pauley and Coceri were awarded runner-up honors.
In the second flight, the team of Jim Furimsky and Victory Kostecki out-dueled the field for top honors. The winning pair finished at 37.
With a 38, Don Nicholas and Tom Mallet were second.
Warren Mulcahy and Bob Hendrie tallied a 60 to take third place.
Other closest-to-the-pin winners were Frank Karnes (No. 2; 9 feet, 1 inch), Larry Baker (No. 5, 6 feet, 11 inches) Gary Vaplon (No. 8; 5 feet, 6 inches) and Bob Hendrie (No. 14, 11 feet 9 inches).
PWGA action heats up
A day prior to the PMGA match, members of the women's association gathered at PGC for a "net score minus three worst holes" formatted tournament.
In A flight, Janice Burns shot a 52 for a first-place finish. Gerry Quisenberry and Brenda Baker tied for second with scores of 56.
Alesha Calderwood copped the B flight title by carding a 47. Glenda Cook (50) was second.
With a 46, Joyce Cyler took the C flight gold. Ethel Hull (47) was second.
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Judy Neal (No. 5; 26 feet, 8 inches) and Marge Landra (No. 17; 7 feet, 10 inches).