Roger Poole and Warren Mulcahy are locked in a dead heat race for the Payson Mens Golf Association President's Cup.
The pair carded identical net scores of 62 in the first round of the tournament played Sept. 21 at Payson Golf Course. The second and final round will be contested at Sept. 28 PGC.
The battle for second and third places in the tournament are also locked in ties. With a pair of 64's, Armand Werle and Peter Foster are deadknotted for the runner-up slot. Frank
Karnes, Bill Cain and Tim Ernst all finished at 65, to tie for third.
In the closest to the pin competition during the tournament's first round, Dick Harding (No. 2; 36 feet, 10 inches), Larry Baker (No. 5; 8 feet, 7 inches), Dick Ceyler (No. 14; 1 foot, 2 inches), Tom Dahl (No. 17; 2 feet 1/2 inch) and Karnes (No. 8; 12 feet, 7 inches) pocketed prize money.
Also in PMGA tournament play, members gathered Sept. 14 at PGC in an orange-ball, scramble-formatted fray.
"It consists of four-man teams and on each hole one player is designed to play the orange ball and the remaining three play a scramble," PMGA member Dick
Ceyler said. "The team score is the orange-ball player's net score plus the scramble players score."
The winning team, Frank Szakal, Gene Howell, Morris Kropf and Harding, finished at 127.
With a 129, Terry Lindsey, Don Nicholas, Rich Jones and Karnes were second.
Gary Campbell, Carl Damon, Werle and Baker were third at 137.
In the closest to the pin contests, John Warning swung the hot club, winning on holes No. 14 (7 feet, 2 inches) and No. 17 (5 feet, 7 inches).
Other winners were Lindsey (No. 2; 13 feet, 8 inches), Campbell (No. 5; 6 feet, 1/2 inch) and Dahl (No. 8; 8 feet, 6 inches).
On the Payson Women's Golf Association front, longtime member Laura Meyocks will be out to defend her club championship when the annual tournament is played October 3-4 at PGC.
If recent performances are any indication of Meyocks' chances of winning a second successive title, she should be a tournament favorite. In a low-net formatted tournament played Sept. 20, Meyocks carded a 69 to tie Joyce Karnes for the A flight championship.
In a Sept. 13 alternate shot fray, Meyocks won the closest to the pin title on No. 5 with a tee shot that rolled to within 17 feet, 7 inches of an ace.
In B flight competition of the Sept. 20 tournament, Judy Neal and Isabella Sockrider tied for the B flight crown, with scores of 68.
With a 71, Connie Gyde captured the C flight crown. Joyce Goff and Jeannie Griffin tied for second.
In the Sept. 13 alternate shot shoot-out, Kay Davis and Sockrider joined forces for an 86 and second place.
The team of Jinny Barnes/ Mary Cain tied Griffin/Karnes for third.
Closest to the pin champions were Neal (No. 8; 9 feet, 7 inches) and Karnes (No. 14; 16 feet, 3 inches).