A pair of Payson Men's Golf Association two-man teams has qualified to participate in the upcoming Arizona Golf Association state tournament.
The teams earned berths into the state showdown by winning low gross and low net honors at a PMGA two-man scramble contested Oct. 5 at Payson Golf Course.
Representing Payson in the state low gross competition will be John Pauley and Tim Ernst. The two carded a 65 to win the Payson qualifying skirmish. Sil Egler and Bob Hendrie will enter state low net play. The two finished at 53 to claim the Payson title.
Also in the Payson tournament, Larry Baker and Jack Greenshield joined forces for a 57 and first place in the first flight. Terry Lindsey and Gary Campbell were second at 57.2.
Doug Talbot and Herb Sherman posted a 57.4 to take third.
In the second flight, Sil Egler and Bob Hendrie (53.0) swung their way to gold medal honors. Runner-up laurels were garnered by the team of Don Gyde and Jim McCutchin (56.2). With a 79, Jim Furmisky and Richard Jones finished third in the flight.
In the closest to the pin competition, prize money winners included Tom Dahl (No. 2; 23 feet, 10 inches), Bill Cain (No. 5; 3 feet, 2 inches), John Waring (No. 14; 5 feet, 11 inches), Len Niedens (11 feet, 2 inches) and Sherman (No. 8; 5 feet, 3 inches).
In other PMGA action, members joined the Payson Women's Golf Association for the annual Buck and Doe tournament.
Played Sept. 30 at PGC, the fray featured both married and couple flights.
In the married competition, Benny and Jan Burns tied with John and Alesha Calderwood for first. Both teams carded identical scores of 57.
Frank and Joyce Karnes were third with a 63.
In the couple's flight, Armand Werle and Kay Davis posted a 57 to stake claim to top honors.
With a 59, Don Castleman and Laura Meyocks took second.
Tony Mularksi and Lois Judd finished third at 61.
Closest to the pin winners included Joan McManus (No. 17; 13 feet, 6 inches), Glenda Cook (No. 14; 4 feet, 5 inches), Troy Neal (No. 8; 13 feet, 4 inches) and Castleman (No. 5; 26 feet).