Men's Golf Wraps Up Successful Season


The 2003 season is winding down for members of the Payson Men's Golf Association.

Players will gather Nov. 12 at Payson Golf Course for the final tournament of the year.

Nov. 5, members met at Tiny's Restaurant for the annual awards dinner and banquet.

Earlier that day, the players participated in a low-gross/low-net tournament.

In first flight competition, Troy Neal carded a 69 to take top honors. Neal also pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money on No. 8 where his tee shot was 11 feet, 3 inches shy of the flag.

Also in the first flight, Dick Harding's 65 was good enough for low-net honors. With a 67, John Pauley was second.

Doug Talbot claimed low-gross laurels in the second flight finishing with an 84.

Low-net laurels were garnered by champ Dick Ceyler (66) and runner-up Herb Sherman (68).

In the battle for third flight low-gross gold, Jim Furimsky (93) finished as top gun.

Bobby Bryant earned the flight's low-net title carding a 66. With a 68, Tom Eaglesham was second.

In addition to Neal's closest-to-the-pin crown, other prize winners included Jim Dalgleish (No. 2; 11 feet, 5 inches), Larry Baker (No. 5; 4 feet, 4 inches), Pauley (No. 14; 4 feet, 3 inches) and Harding (No. 17; 18 feet, 5 inches).

In a low-gross/low-net by flight fray played Oct. 29, low-gross winners were John Waring (first flight; 73), Dick Ceyler (second flight; 86) and Don Nicholas (third flight; 90).

In first flight low-gross play Harry Sogan (65) was first and Ron Thompson second (68).

Doug Talbot played his way to the low-net crown in the second flight. Pete Foster (72) was second. In the third flight, Bob Hendrie (61) out-dueled Jim Furimsky (65) for the gold medal.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Larry Baker (No. 2; 19 feet, 8 inches), Gary Vapion (No. 5; 1 feet, 7 inches), Ralph Lindo (No 8; 10 feet, 10 inches), Ken Althoff (No. 14; 4 feet, 6 inches) and Mike Curtis (no. 17; 5 feet, 5 inches).

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