Local Golfers Dominate Guest Greens


A visit to the Pine Meadows Country Club in Heber-Overgaard for an individual low-net tournament highlighted the Payson Men's Golf Association schedule.

Following the July 20 interclub skirmish, PMGA member Dick Ceyler crowned himself along with fellow players Dick Harding and Sil Egler third-flight championships.

Harding claimed first-flight honors with a 60, Ceyler was first in the second-flight finishing at 64, and Egler's 64 earned him third-flight laurels.

Runner-up Terry Lindsey and bronze-medalist Frank Szakal trailed Harding in first-flight. Lindsey finished at 62 and Szakal posted a 65.

With a 66, Peter Foster was the silver medalist in the second flight and John Peel snagged third with a 68.

Armand Werle took second in the third flight, carding a 67. Ross Robertson's 71 performance was good enough for third.

The one top-three finisher in any flight to pocket closest-to-the-pin prize money was Lindsey. And his closest tee shot was a distant 49 feet, 8 inches on No. 17.

Other winners were Ralph Lindo (No. 4; 11 feet, 2 inches), Gary Campbell (No. 8; 15 feet, 10 inches) and Lenny Niedens (No. 13; 3 feet, 10 inches).

The PMGA members return July 27 to Payson Golf Course for a "black and white team" formatted tournament.

Every Wednesday in August the four rounds of the club championship match play will be held.

Women's play

Members of the Payson Women's Golf Association 18-hole group met July 19 for a "points tournament"

In it, eight points were awarded for a double eagle, five for an eagle, three for a birdie, two for par, one for a bogey and minus two for a double bogey or worse.

In class A competition, Lois Judd racked up 36 points to take first place. Kay Davis won the B class with 31 points. Davis also narrowly missed carding an ace on No. 17 where her tee shot rolled to within 10 inches of the flag.

Joyce Goff claimed the C title with 28 points.

In PWGA nine-hole group action, Isabella Sockrider won the low-gross championship of the state medallion tournament contested in June. Ardie Poole claimed the low-net title.

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