President's Battle Brings Out Best In Niners

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Each year when the President's Cup tournament rolls around, members of the Payson Women's Golf Association Nine Hole group manage to churn out some of their finest links efforts.

"That's because, it's one of our most prestigious tournaments," Lady Niner Doris Lemmage said. "It and the state medallion and club championship."

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The top finishers in the Payson Women's Golf Association cup tournament contested Aug. 4 and 11 at Payson Golf Course were Joanne Kirchgasser, Ardie Poole, Sue Stockton and Isabelle Sockrider.

In the cup tournament contested Aug. 4 and 11 at Payson Golf Course, Sue Stockton played her way to the crown by carding a net tally of 69.

Ardie Poole turned in a 74 to finish as runner-up.

The battle for third place turned heated when a trio of Lady Niners -- Isabella Sockrider, Norma Faller and Joanne Kirschgasser -- tallied identical scores of 75.

Sockrider -- who earlier this season tied with Kirschgasser for two tournament championships -- is also the nine hole group's defending state-medallion champion and has pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money during the summer season.

The PWGA club championship will be played later this month also at PGC.

Playing ‘Ones'

In Payson Women's Golf Association 18-hole play, members locked horns in a "Ones" formatted tournament in which the nine holes with numbers beginning with " O," "N," "E" or "S" were tallied and then one-half handicap subtracted.

In A flight, Joyce Karnes finished at 36.5 to take top honors. With a 38.5, Jan Burns was second.

Sockrider finished at 30.0 to win B flight laurels. In C flight, Dorothy Meek swung to first place posting a 40.5.

Meek also pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money on No. 14, where her tee shot rolled to within 5 feet, 6 inches of the flag.

Lois Judd was closest on No. 8 at 34 feet, 6 inches.

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