Golfers End Four-Week Tournament With Top Honors


Sharon Peterson swung her way to the low gross Arizona State Medallion championship during a four-week tournament hosted by the Payson Women's Golf Association.

In the low net scoring, Shari Cody won top honors.

During the tournament, Peterson finished with a total of 156, which included her two best scores of 77 and 79.

Cody posted a 135, which was her gross score, less handicap. Both winners were awarded state medals from the Arizona Women's Golf Association.

During the latter three weeks of the state tournament, an eclectic-formatted fray was also held.

"The format was low net, whereby we could improve our score, hole-by-hole, each week," said PWGA member Joyce Goff.

In the A division, Peterson was first at 58 and Cody second with a 59.

In the B division, Kay Davis and Sharon Vaplon tied with identical scores of 56.

Claudia Bullard out-dueled Glenda Cook for the C division title. Bullard carded a 59 and Cook a 63.

In the closest-to-the-pin competition, Karnes won on No. 17 and Goff on No. 5.

Up the hill

In a Jack and Jill best ball tournament held July 10 at Payson Golf Course, Jack Greenshield and Joyce Goff joined forces to win top honors. The pair finished at 58, one stroke ahead of the runner-up teams of Kay Davis/Troy Neal and Susan Torrens/ Gary Vaplon. Both pairs finished at 59.

A three-way dead knot occurred in the battle for third place, when the teams of Jan Burns/Rick Korth, Laura Meyocks/Brandon Kelley and Marilyn Schaal/Bobby Bartlett all posted scores of 60.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included John Calderwood (No. 17), Herb Sherman (No. 8), Judy Neal (No. 14) and Burns (No. 5).

The Jack and Jill tournament is held annually and allows the members of both the PWGA and PMGA to hook up in a links shootout.

"The weather was great, lunch was served and a great time had by all," Goff said.

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