Two Clashes Mark End Of Golf Season


The Payson Men's Golf Association 2004 campaign wrapped up last week with a pair of tournaments.

The first, Nov. 1, was an individual low-gross and low-net affair.

In the tournament, low-gross winners John Waring and Herb Sherman claimed flight crowns. Waring won the first flight with a card of 75; Sherman won the second flight by posting an 85.

In the first flight low-net competition, Ed Flores swung to the championship with a 65.

Trailing him were Bud Drummond (67), Jack Greenshield (68) and Frank Karnes (68). In a scorecard playoff, Greenshield was awarded third and Karnes fell to fourth.

In the second flight, Jack Gibbs was the gold-medal winner with a 65. The battle for runner-up was a heated one in which three members -- Tony Mularksi, Tom Castas and Popeye Clay -- all finished at 69. In the second scorecard playoff of the tournament, Mularksi took second, Castas was third and Clay had to settle for fourth.

Closest-to-the-pin money winners included Don Kisseberth (No 2; 11 feet, 3 inches), Frank Szakal (No. 5; 3 feet, 10 inches), Gene Howell (No. 14; 4 feet, 2 inches), Roger Poole (No. 17; 13 feet, 6 inches).

Four days later, the members hooked up with their Payson Women's Golf Association counterparts to participate in the annual Buck-and-Doe shoot out.

In that skirmish, the husband-and-wife team of Troy and Judy Neal joined forces for a 60 and the tournament championship.

John and Alesha Calderwood finished second one stroke off the winning pace.

The battle for third ended in a tie between the teams of Gary and Sharon Vaplon, and Dick Cyler and Brenda Baker. Both finished with identical tallies of 64, but the Vaplon team took third on a scorecard playoff.

Judy Neal added to her tournament win the prize money from finishing closest to the pin on No. 14. Her tee shot rolled to within 9 feet, 5 inches of the flag. Other winners were Mary Jones (No. 17; 11 feet, 10 inches), Drummond (No. 8; 14 feet, 11 inches) and Karnes (No. 5; 9 feet, 4 inches).

With the end of the two frays, the members will break for the winter before resuming April 1, 2005.

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