Mixer Skirmish Draws Pair Of Payson Clubs

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Members of the Payson Men's Golf Association hooked up with their PWGA counterparts to lock horns in a mixer tournament July 30 at Payson Golf course.

In the tournament scoring, each foursome's single best score was tabulated on the par 5 holes. On par 4 holes, the two best scores were used and on par 3 holes, the three best scores calculated.

At the 19th hole celebration in the club house, the team of Benny Burns, Herb Sherman, Don Gyde and Mary Jones was crowned tournament champs. Their card of 108 outdistanced the runner-up score of 116 turned in by Frank Karnes, Pete Foster, Joyce Karnes and Ross Robertson.

Although Bud Drummond, Doug Talbot, Dorothy Meek and Armand Werle also finished at 116, the team fell to third on a scorecard playoff.

Jack Greenshield dominated the closest-to-the-pin competition winning on No. 5 and No. 8. His shot was within 13 feet, 4 inches of the pin. On No. 8, he was 14 feet shy of an ace.

For the PWGA members, Jan Burns pocketed prize money on No. 14 (19 feet, 5 inches) and Judy Neal was closest on No. 17 (29 feet).

Just two days prior to the mixer tournament, the PMGA participated in a select drive, three best-balls tournament in which players with A,B,C and D classifications made up each foursome.

Posting a 160, Jack Greenshield, Doug Talbot, Gene Howell and Bill McKenna walked away with the tournament title.

The team of Rick Korth, Tom Castas, Don Nicholas and Robertson in second place with a 161.

Benny Burns, Don Kisseberth, Bobby Bryant and Sil Egler took third.

Closest-to-the-pin champions included George Frandsen (No 5; 8 feet, 5 inches), Ed West (No. 8; 19 feet, 2 inches), Bobby Bryant (No. 14; 2 feet, 3 inches), Castas (No. 2; 29 feet, 3 inches) and Robertson (No. 17; 2 feet, 1 inches).

PMGA links play went on the road July 14 in an interclub tournament at Beaver Creek.

In the first flight low-gross competition, John Pauley claimed the title with a 72. Pete Foster won the second flight low-net championship with a 70.

Also with a 70, Frandsen claimed the third flight low-net title. Frank Szakal and Pauley were closest-to-the-pin winners.

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