Peterson Wins Women's Golf Handicap Play


While members of the Payson Women's Golf Association were locking horns in a "nine blind holes one-half handicap" formatted tournament, their PMGA counterparts were slugging it out in a "four-man orange ball" links fray.

In the PWGA shoot out, Karen Peterson claimed honors in the first flight with a tally of 32. With a 34.5, Isabella Sockrider was runner-up.

In B flight competition, Marilyn Schaal emerged as top gun by posting a 34.5. Kay Davis and Susan Torrens tied for second with identical scores of 36.5

Karen Peterson took closest-to-the-pin honors on No. 5 with a tee shot that rolled to within 20 feet, 5 inches of the flag.

Blanche Nyberg won on No. 17 with an effort of 9 feet, 11 inches.

In the PMGA affair played Aug. 22 at PGC, the foursome of John Waring, Warren Mulcahy, Jerry McGuire and Armand Werle were first at 177.

Jack Greenshield, Bill Cain, Tony LeGault and Tom Eaglesham posted a 193 to take the silver medal.

Third was garnered by Troy Neal, Don Kissebreth, Frank Karnes and Russ Zakariasen. The four finished at 197.

The scoring for the unusually formatted event was unique.

PMGA member Dick Ceyler explains it as, "one player, based on handicap, is designated as playing the orange ball for each hole and the remaining three players play their individual balls. The team score is the sum of the orange ball net score and the two lowest net scores of the three remaining players."

In the closest-to-the-pin competition, the winners included Bill McKenna (No 2; 27 feet, 8 inches and No. 8; 7 feet, 10 inches), John Waring (No 5; 21 feet, 4 inches), Bill Cain (No. 14; 9 feet, 2 inches) and Herb Sherman (No. 17; 6 feet, 1 inch).

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