Golfers Take Team, Individual Honors


After a week's delay, championship and first-flight winners of the Payson Men's Golf Association's month-long club championships were determined Aug. 24 at the Payson Golf Course.

In championship flight, John Pauley played his way to the crown, outdueling runner-up Frank Szakal by a single stroke.

Pauley won the title on the 18th and final hole.

In the battle for first-flight laurels, Roger Poole defeated Gary Campbell.

The winners of the second, third and fourth flights were crowned Aug. 17.

While the four finalists were clashing for club championship honors, other PMGA members met in an individual low tournament by flights.

In the first flight, Tom Dahl finished at 64 to take first place.

Dick Harding was second with a 67 and Jack Greenshield posted a 68 that earned him third.

Gene Howell's 68 was good enough for second-flight honors over Dick Ceyler (69) and Len Niedens (70).

In the third flight, Morris Kroft nipped runner-up; and John Calderwood took top-gun accolades by one stroke. Kroft carded a 67 and Calderwood a 68.

With a 69, Tom Eaglesham was third.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Don Castleman (No. 2: 11 feet, 5 inches and No. 8: 5 feet, 6 inches); Frank Karnes (No. 5: 4 feet, 1 inch); Terry Lindsey (No. 17: 5 feet, 5.5 inches); and Dahl (No. 14: 1 foot, 10.5 inches).

The members of the Payson Men's Golf Association will return to action Aug. 31 at Beaver Creek in Lake Montezuma. The tournament format between the two men's clubs will be individual low net.

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