Men's Golf Association Top Spots Still Open


John Waring's expertise with a putter earned the Payson Men's Golf Association veteran a pair of seats to an upcoming Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.

The ducats were awarded by Payson Golf Course owner Harry Parsons, after Waring out dueled fellow PMGA member, Troy Neal, in a PGC club championship tournament.

The fray was held Aug. 17, following what was to be the third and final round of the PMGA's Club Championship. Only the second, third and fourth flight titles were determined.

"The final round for the championship and first flight were delayed as a result of personal problems for a finalist in both of those flights," PMGA member Dick Ceyler said.

John Pauley and Frank Szakal were to battle in the finals of the championship flight and in the first flight Gary Campbell and Roger Poole were scheduled to lock horns.

Among the crowns that were decided, Doug Talbot captured the second flight by out dueling runner-up Doug Talbot and third-place finisher Bill Cain.

In the third flight, Bobby Bryant took home the gold. Tony LeGault was second and Armond Werle third.

Bob Hendrie won the fourth flight and Ross Robertson was second.

Also on Aug. 17 at PGC, an individual low-net tournament was held for those who had been eliminated from the championship tournament.

In the first flight, Gary Vaplon posted a 65 to claim first place. Herb Sherman (66) was second and Don Castleman (67) third.

Among the second flight players, Ceyler (67) was first, Doug Bailey (68) second and Pete Foster (third). Sil Egler was crowned third flight title holder after carding a 67. Trailing were Tom Eaglesham (68) and Carl Damon (70).

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Ed Flores (No. 14; 2 feet, 2 inches), Foster (No. 17; 3 feet, 11 inches), Neal (No. 2; 19 feet, .75 inch), Sherman (No. 8; 7 feet, 6.5 inches) and Egler (No. 5; 8 feet; 11 inches).

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