Pmga Ace Moves East

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The Payson Men's Golf Association is losing one of its finest players.

Hugh Templeton will be leaving this month to move to the East coast.

It was Templeton, at an interclub meet May 26 at Elephant Rock Country Club in Williams, who was the only PMGA member to earn honors. In the second flight, he swung his way to a first-place low-net showing with a 65.

"We'll miss him," PMGA member Bud Drummond said.

In a foursome, two-man best ball formatted tournament June 2 at Payson Golf Course, the team of Frank Szakal, Frank Karnes, Don Gyde and Bobby Bryant finished first with a 111. The team actually played as a threesome until Gyde was chosen to complete the team. "The blind draw is used to fill in -- he is picked from the field based on his handicap," Drummond said.

Second-place honors were garnered by Dick Harding, Ralph Lindo, Bobby Bryant and Morris Kropf. The four finished at 114.

With a 115, Troy Neal, Tony Mularski, Ed West and George Frandsen were third.

Jack Greenshield, Syd Gee, Herb Sherman and Gene Howell took fourth by carding a 116.

Although Len Niedens wasn't on a top-four team, he was able to pocket closest-to-the-pin prize money on two holes. On No. 5, his tee shot was 2 feet, 8 inches shy of the pin. On No. 8 he swatted to within 6 feet, 1 inches of the pin.

Other winners were John Waring (No. 2; 9 feet, 11 inches), Frank Karnes (No. 14; 8 feet, 7 inches) and Frank Szakal (No. 17; 3 feet, 5 inches).

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