Two Of Payson's Best Face Off On Golf Course

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A pair of the Payson Men's Golf Association's finest players will lock horns tomorrow, Wednesday, in the annual club championship tournament. In the showdown at the PMGA's most prestigious fray, Tim Ernst will battle Chris Cumpton.

The skirmish will mark the culmination of three rounds of match play that began Aug. 16.

In the second round, Ernst defeated John Waring to reach the gold medal finale. Cumpton got to the finals by edging Jessie Smith in the semifinals.

Also set to meet tomorrow will be two qualifiers in four flights.

In the first, Larry Baker will meet Ron Lodge. Dick Harding and Ralph Lindo will battle for second flight laurels.

In the third flight, Frank Karnes takes on Tony Mularksi and in the fourth Tony Legault and Jack Gibbs clash.

In addition to the club championship tournament, a low gross and low net tourney was held Aug 23 at Payson Golf Course.

The top three in low gross play were Terry Lindsey (80), Gary Campbell (92) and Frank Szakal (83).

In low net scoring, Morris Kropf was first (67), Russ Zakariasen second (67) and Roger Poole (69) third.

Closest to the pin winners were Gene Howell (No. 8; 6 feet, 1 inch), Ralph Lindo (3 feet, 2 inches) Szakal (No. 2; 39 feet), Ernst (No. 5; 8 feet), and Smith (No. 17: 7 feet, 11 inches).

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