Golfer Continues To Rack Up Honors On Payson Links


Laura Meyocks could soon be clutching her second consecutive Arizona State Medallion championship trophy.

The longtime Payson Women's Golf Association member, who's won about every title the PWGA serves up, will have the opportunity for a repeat during the month of June.


Laura Meyocks

"Our State Medallion tournament, which is a low gross and low net tournament, is the best two scores out of four weeks," PWGA member Joyce Goff said.

In 2006, Meyocks claimed the title by carding a 167 in the low gross scoring.

The defending low net champion is Mary Jones, who emerged victorious last summer with a 131.

The two state medallion winners qualify to represent the PWGA in the Arizona Women's Golf Association championships, held each winter at a Valley-area golf course.

PWGA members tuned up for state medallion play at a POINT formatted tournament, played May 29 at Payson Golf Course.

"We received one-point for a net bogey, two points for par, four points for birdie and eight points for an eagle," Goff said.

Isabella Sockrider claimed the A flight crown with 44

points. With 43, Lois Judd was second in the flight. In B flight, Alesha Calderwood and Mary Cain dead knotted for top honors with 37 tallies. Dorothy Meek won the third flight with 48 points.

Sockrider was the only closest to the pin winner in the tournament, pocketing prize money on No. 17, where her tee shot rolled to within 8 feet of an ace.

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