Golf Season In Full Swing

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The golf season is in full swing in the Rim Country with both the Payson Men's and Women's Golf Associations now participating in traditional weekly tournaments.

On the PMGA scene, 22 members traveled April 12 to Snowflake where they competed in an interclub meet played in what club spokesman Ross Robertson called "very windy conditions."

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Trudy Mulcahy was playing the Payson Golf Course with her husband Warren when she scored the first hole in one in her 30-year playing career. Her ace was scored on the 122-yard, par 3, 17th hole while using a three-wood. Trudy, who identifies herself only as a senior, senior citizen, said the ace earned her several congratulatory hugs from onlookers.

In the first flight, Gene Howell and Dick Harding both carded tallies of 68. On a scorecard playoff, Howell was declared the winner and Harding fell to second.

Also in the flight, Larry Baker was third and Frank Szakal fourth. Baker finished at 68 and Szakal posted a 71.

In the second flight, Dick Ceyler paced the field with a flight low of 67.

Trailing were Don Gyde, Doug Bailey and Tony LeGault. Gyde finished at 71, Bailey had a 75 and LeGault a 77.

In the closest to the pin competition, George Frandsen pocketed prize money on No. 8 where his tee shot rolled to within 35 feet of the flag.

With an effort just five feet shy of an ace, Szakal was a winner on No. 12.

LeGault was closest on No. 2 with a lie of 35 feet.

In a PWGA low net tournament April 4 at Payson Golf Course, Nancy Little claimed the A flight crown tallying net 66. Isabella Sockrider was second at 68.

In B flight, Kay Davis was first and Alesha Calderwood, second.

Ethel Zakariasan posted a 72 to win the C flight. With a 74, Blanche Nyberg was the silver medalist.

Mary Cain was closest to the pin on No. 14 with a 13 feet, 10-inch effort.

Little swatted to within 13 feet, 10 inches of No. 8 to win prize money there.

Anyone interested in joining the PWGA should call Cain at (928) 468-0358. To join the PMGA, call Robertson at (928) 472-8548.

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