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"Mutt and Jeff" and "A Point Par Game" formatted tournament were the names of the game for members of the Payson men's and women's golf associations.

The PMGA locked horns May 5 in the par game at Payson Golf Course. The women met May 2 also at PGC.

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Members of the Payson Women's Golf Association met in a "Mutt and Jeff" formatted tournament played May 2 at Payson Golf Course. To join the PWGA, call Mary Cain at (928) 468-0356.

In the men's scoring, a par score was worth one point, a birdie two and an eagle three. Any score higher than a par received no points.

With 25 points, Ken Althoff captured the championship of the first flight. Larry Smith was second with 24 points. Christ Cumpton and Larry Baker tied for third with 21 points each. In a scorecard playoff, Baker took third and Cumpton fell to fourth.

Roger Poole carded 26 points to the second flight over Gary Campbell (25), Russ Morris (24) and Jack Greenshield (23).

In the third flight, Blain Cain swung to 23 points, to claim first on a scorecard playoff with Herb Sherman who also finished with 23.

Trailing were Dick Ceyler (21) and Ed Kuhns (20).

Fourth flight members Jack Gibbs and Richard Jones both scored the most points of tournament, 27, but on the third scorecard playoff of the day Gibbs was awarded first and Jones fell to second.

John Calderwood (25) was third and Bob Hendrie (23) fourth.

In the closest to the pin competition, Ralph Lindo had the best tee shot of the day, swatting to within 8 feet, 6 inches of an ace on No. 5.

Ed Kuhns pocketed prize money on No. 14 where he was 9 feet, 6 inches away from a hole in one.

Other money winners were Dean Buckley (No. 2; 18 feet, 6 inches), Morris Kropf (No. 8; 10 feet, 10 inches) and Bill Cain (No. 17; 11 feet).

Anyone interested in joining the PMGA should call Ross Robertson at (928) 472-8548.

The ladies

The PWGA Mutt and Jeff scoring was only on par 3 and 5 holes.

In the first flight, Isabella Sockrider tallied a 29.5, to take first. With a 33, Laura Meyocks was second. Lois Judd and Mary Jones tied for third with identical scores of 33.

Joyce Goff posted a 31.5 to take first in the second flight. With a 34.5, Kay Davis was second.

Alesha Calderwood and Mary Cain tied for third.

Blanch Nyberg was first in the third flight, carding a 27.5. Trailing were Jeannie Griffin (35.5) and Dorothy Meek.

Cain was close to the pin on No. 8 where her tee shot rolled to within 13 feet, 8 inches of the flag. Sharon Valpon hit to with 5 feet, 6 inches on No. 14 to win honors there.

Anyone interested in joining the PWGA should call Cain at (928) 468-0356.

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