Golfer Comes From Behind To Win President's Cup

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Tim Ernst rallied from third place after the first round of play to win the Payson Men's Golf Association President's Cup.

At the conclusion of the opening round Sept. 21, Ernst was tied for third with Frank Karnes and Bill Cain. The trio posted opening round scores of 65.

During the Sept. 28 second round, Ernst rallied for a 63 to claim the prestigious title, with an overall tally of 128.

Trailing Ernst in the tournament's first flight were Roger Poole (130), John Pauley (135), Larry Baker (136) and Don Castleman (139).

Poole led after the first round with a 62.

In the second flight, Peter Foster (130) was first, Warren Mulcahy (132) second and Tony Mularksi (132) third. Tied for fourth were Bill Cain and John Calderwood. Both tallied identical scores of 134.

With a 129, Ward Johnson won third-flight honors over Ross Robertson (131), Morris Kropf (132), Armand Werle (134) and Jim Furimsky (135).

In closest to the pin competition, the winners included Dick Harding (No. 2; 20 feet, 3 inches), Tom Dahl (No. 6; 6 feet, 1 inch), Pauley (No. 8; 2 feet, 8 inches), and Robertson (No. 17; 2 feet, 7 inches).

Lady Niners

In Payson Women's Golf Association play, the nine-hole group met Sept. 29 for a low gross tournament. Ardie Poole was first, Sue Covert second and Julie Lynch third.

A week earlier in a "change worst scores on three holes and one-half handicap" formatted tournament, Isabella Sockrider emerged victorious, outplaying runner-up Joanne Kirchgassner and bronze medalist Agnes Bower.

The top-three finish was nothing new for Bower. In a low net tournament Sept. 15, she swung her way to first place, besting silver medalist Nancy Little and the third-place finishing Covert.

The Lady Niners also locked horns in a low net fray Sept. 8. Sockrider was first, Sue Stockton second and Kirchgassner third.

The month of play tipped off in dramatic fashion Sept. 1 when a low net tournament wrapped up in a three-way tie for first place.

Nancy Little, Mary Gillilan and Stockton wrapped up the regulation nine holes tied.

In a closest to the pin competition on No. 3, Sockrider pocketed prize money with a tee shot that left her 8-1/2 inches from the flag.

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