Spouses Battle In Jack-N-Jill Tournament


There will be no husband-and-wife teams entered in the Payson Women's Golf Association annual Jack ‘n' Jill tournament July 12 at Payson Golf Course.

"We invite a member of the Payson Men's Golf Association to be our partner but cannot invite a spouse," PWGA member Joyce Karnes said. "It makes (the tournament) kind of interesting when one spouse is playing against another."

The format of the much anticipated fray will be two-person best-ball.

In preparing for the shootout, PWGA members battled last month in both state medallion and an eclectic tournament.

In the state medallion tournament June 7, 14, 21 and 28, Joanne Travis claimed the low-gross championship with a 152 and Jeannie Griffin posted a 128 to cop the low-net title. The duo earned the right to represent the PWGA at the Arizona State Women's Golf Association championships in November at Valley golf course.

In the eclectic tournament, played concurrently with the state medallion June 14, 21 and 28, Mary Jones, Mary Cain and Jeannie Griffin won first-place honors in their flights.

Jones carded a 60 to take the A flight gold; Cain was first in the B flight with a 59; and Griffin carded a 57 to sweep C flight laurels.

Jan Burns (63) and Judy Neal 64) trailed Jones in A competition.

With identical scores of 66, Bonnie Singer and Kay Davis tied for second in B flight battles.

A tally of 59 earned Dorothy Meek a second-place finish among the C competitors. Connie Gyde and Wilma Smith tied for third with a pair of 61s.

Closest-to-the-pin winners on June 14 were Griffin (No. 8; 19 feet, 5 inches) and Meek (No. 14; 7 feet, 8 inches). Winners on June 21 were Gerry Quisenberry (No. 17; 15 feet, 8 inches) and Gyde (No. 5; 5 feet, 1 inch). Lois Judd (No. 17; 8 feet) and Jones (No. 5; 9 feet, 5 inches) pocketed prize money June 28.

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