Mckenna, Gyde Eke Out Pmga Tourney Title

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Don Gyde and Bill McKenna shot a 113 to take the Payson Men's Golf Association two-man best ball championship Wednesday morning at Payson Golf Course.

McKenna gave his partner all the credit.

"Actually I was out of the running on the score," he said. "I just went along and kept my eyes closed and swung."

Gyde and McKenna nipped Doug Talbot and Herb Sherman by a stroke.

"They played very well today," Sherman said of the winning duo. "We were five strokes ahead of them going into today, but they got those back plus one.

"They were 12 under par on the front nine alone. It was a close match, and we just got edged out."

Two teams -- John Pauley/Tim Ernst and Gary Campbell/John Calderwood -- tied for third with scores of 116.

The team of Dick Harding and Jim Furimsky placed fifth with a score of 117, followed by Lenny Niedens and Bill Cain whose 118 earned them sixth place.

In two-man best ball, each player plays the hole with his own ball, and the best score of the two is the score that is counted.

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