Champ Dedicates Win To Cancer Victim

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Laura Meyocks was on a mission to win the Payson Women's Golf Association Club Championship.

"I wanted to do it for Marge Landra. I was playing for her," Meyocks said.

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Payson Women's Golf Association members Judy Neal, Jan Burns, Laura Meyocks and Joyce Goff were top finishers in the annual club championship tournament. Meyocks was the overall low-gross champ.

Landra, a longtime member of the PWGA, died Sept. 16 after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

Meyocks and Landra had been friendly competitors on the PWGA circuit for more than 10 years.

Meyocks said her efforts were also dedicated to PWGA member Kim Kelley who has been sidelined as of late with illness.

"I'd like to see her back on the course," Meyocks said.

For Meyocks, the club championship victory Oct. 3 and 4 at Payson Golf Course marked the third consecutive year she has won the crown.

In victory, Meyocks carded a low gross score of 166.

Her first day score of 80 earned her low gross medalist honors. Also on the first day, Judy Neal and Joyce Goff tied for low net medalists honors with identical scores of 61.

In A flight over the two days, Jan Burns and Neal tied for top honors, each carding 136.

In B flight, Goff was first at 123 and Kay Davis took second, posting a 128.

In the annual club championship tournament, the most prestigious of the summer season, the format features two flights in which the player with the lowest gross score earns the overall club championship. All other tournament participants play for low net honors.

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