Payson Players Leave Links With Jack And Jill Title In Tow

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Jack and Jill went up the golf course hill but it wasn't for a pail of water, it was to win a links crown.

The team that returned from the hill with the Jack and Jill title in tow turned out to be Joyce Karnes and John Calderwood who carded a 55 in the annual Payson Women's Golf Association tournament.

The tournament was played July 11 at the Payson Golf Course.

The winning pair dethroned the defending champs, Bonnie Singer and Teri Lindsay, who had to settle for a tie for fourth with a 61.

In winning the 2005 tournament, Singler and Lindsay finished at 56.

In the tournament format, PWGA members invite Payson Men's Golf Association players to be their partners, but husbands and wives cannot form a team.

Trailing the 2006 Jack and Jill champs in the standings were silver medalists Judy Neal and Gary Vaplon (57) and third place finishing Mary Jones and Don Gyde (60).

In the four-way tie for fourth, Laura Meyocks/ Brandon Kelley, Joyce Goff/Troy Neal and Connie Gyde/Armand Werle tied with Singer and Lindsay.

Women's closest to the pin winners were Judy Neal on No. 5 (19 feet, 11 inches) and Joyce Karnes on No. 14 (5 feet, 11 inches).

For the men, Lindsay pocketed prize money on No. 8 (11 feet, 6 inches) and Kelley on No. 17 (12 feet, 4 inches).

In PWGA play July 6, members met in a "TENS" formatted tournament.

"Only the holes that starts with T, E, N or S were counted using two-thirds their handicap to determine the final score," PWGA member Joyce Goff said.

Laura Meyocks, who has won the state medallion and club championship tournaments this season, continued her hot streak.

"Once again, she came out on top," Goff said.

Her tally of 50 was best among the A flight players. Karnes was second with a 50.5 and Mary Cain's 51.5 earned her a third place showing.

In B flight, Jan Burns posted a 49 to take top honors. Jinny Barnes copped the gold in C flight carding a 58.5.

Closest to the pin winners were Gyde (No. 5; 31 feet) and Goff (No. 17; 12 feet, 10 inches).

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