Quartet Captures Payson Scramble


The team of John Pauley, John Peel, Ross Robertson and Russ Morris battled its way to a first place finish in the Payson Men's Golf Association Four-Man ABCD Scramble.

In the fray, played May 18 at Payson Golf Course, the four carded a score of 41.5 to cop the tournament crown.

In addition to holding down a slot on the winning team, Morris pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money on the eighth hole, where his tee shot rolled to within 3 feet, 11 inches of an ace.

Runner-up laurels in the PMGA shoot-out was garnered by Terry Lindsey, Frank Karnes, Jack Gibbs and Warren Mulcahy with a score of 43.8.

Like Morris, Mulcahy was a closest-to-the-pin prize money winner with an effort that left him just 2 feet, 6 inches short of the the 17th hole flag.

In third place overall with a tally of 44.4 was the team of Brandon Kelley, Doug Talbot, Bill Cain and Sil Egler.

Golf fans will remember Kelley as the former Payson High School standout who now plays collegiately in San Diego, Calif.

Closest-to-the-pin winners in the scramble also included Len Niedenis (Fifth hole -- 4 feet, 2 inches) and Don Nicholas (14th hole -- 2 feet, 2 inches).

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