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In a "two-best balls" formatted Payson Women's Golf Association tournament that was cut short by rain, the team of Janice Burns, Joyce Goff and Laura Meyocks claimed top honors with a 120.

Meyocks also shined in the closest-to-the-pin competition pocketing prize money on holes No. 8 and No. 14.

Runners-up honors in the fray Oct. 7 at Payson Golf Course were garnered by Brenda Baker, Kay Davis and Joyce Karnes. The threesome finished at 123.

In a "Blind Nine" tournament Oct. 1, participants did not learn until after they finished play which nine holes of the 18 would be calculated in the final tally. Also in the scoring format, one-half of each player's handicap was subtracted.

When the individual cards were counted, Joyce Karnes was declared the A flight champion with a 35.5. With a 38, Alesha Calderwood took second. Janice Burns posted a 39 to win bronze medal laurels.

In B flight competition, Wilma Smith outdueled runner-up Blanche Nyberg and third-place finisher Billie Gibbs for top honors.

Smith turned in a score of 39.5 and Nyberg tallied a 40. Gibbs finished at 41.

Dorothy Meek claimed closest-to-the-pin prize money on No. 5, where her tee shot was 22 feet shy of the flag. On No. 17, Marge Landra won with a blast that was 5 feet, 5 inches away from an ace.

Sept. 24 skirmish

In a "best two balls of foursome" skirmish Sept. 24, a score of 126 earned the team of Ginny Barnes, Billie Gibbs, Joyce Karnes and Laura Meyocks first place.

In the battle for second, two teams tied with scores of 128. On one of the squads was Janice Burns, Joyce Ceyler, Marge Landra and Wilma Smith. The other team was comprised of Beverly Brunner, Alesha Calderwood, Nancy Howell and Blanch Nyberg.

Howell also won the closest-to-the-pin contest on No. 8 with a mark of 7 feet, 10 inches. Calderwood was closest on No. 14 (10 feet, 6 inches).

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