Superior putting, long drives and on-target course strategy were the keys to Tony LeGault winning the Payson Men's Golf Association President's Cup.
"That and a little luck," the 12-year PMGA member said. "Some rounds you have it and others you don't."
LeGault captured the title of the 36-hole event July 25 at Payson Golf Course. His card of 126 was just one tally better than that of runner-up Dick Harding and bronze medalist Dean Bulkley. Both finished at 127, but Harding took second and Bulkley fell to third on a scorecard playoff.
With a 129, Jerry McGuire was fourth.
At the conclusion of the first round of President's Cup play on July 18, LeGault was tied for second with Harding. Both posted opening rounds of 64 to trail leader Bill McKenna, who blistered the course by posting a 60. McKenna, however, did not finish among the top-four in the final standings.
For LeGault, the President's Cup victory -- which was his first -- was another in a long list of golf successes he's enjoyed this summer. In mid-July during a two-man best ball tournament, LeGault teamed with Jack Gibbs to take third place. LeGault was also a closest-to-the-pin prizewinner.
In early June, LeGault was a member of a foursome that finished second in a "select drive ABCD" tournament.
The team tied for first, but fell to second on a scorecard playoff.
In a four-man, two-best-ball formatted shootout held June 20, LeGault was a member of the first-place finishing foursome.
LeGault's has another opportunity to add to his collection of stellar summer showings during the playing of the PMGA's Club Championship. The three round skirmish began Aug. 1 and will be a conducted in a match play by flights format.
Closest-to-the-pin winners during the President's Cup included John Waring (No.2; 7 feet, 11 inches), Brandan Kelley (No. 5; 5 feet, 2 inches and No. 8; 7 feet, 9 inches), Dick Ceyler (No. 14; 9 feet, 1 inch) and Terry Lindsey (No. 17; 9 feet, 6 inches).