A pair of Rim Country two-man golf teams has qualified to represent the Payson Men's Golf Association in the upcoming Arizona State championship tournament.
For the state low gross competition, Payson's qualifiers include Jessie Smith and Mike Curtis.
Terry Lindsey and Gary Campbell have qualified for the low net state title games.
The teams earned the Arizona berths at a qualifying scramble, held Sept. 26 at Payson Golf Course.
In winning the low gross title, Smith and Curtis carded a 63.
Lindsey and Campbell finished at 61.5, to win the net title.
Also at the Sept. 26 competition, "a side event was held within the qualifying tournament," PMGA member Dick Ceyler said.
In it, Smith and Curtis again emerged victorious in the low gross battles, with a 63.
With a 64, Lindsey and Campbell were second.
John Waring and Rick Korth posted a 65 to take third.
In the low net competition, Kevin Kelley and Don Castleman hooked up for the gold medal with a 62.9.
Tallying a 63.1, Dean Martinson and Bill Cain took the silver medal.
Larry Smith and Russ Morris were third at 64.4.
Closest-to-the-pin winners included Dick Harding (No. 17; 9 feet, 6 inches), Jerry McGuire (No. 14; 1 foot, 1 inch),
Tom Dahl (No. 8; 11 feet, 2 inches), Gary Rovetto (No. 5; 6 feet) and Lindsey (No.2; 16 feet, 2 inches).
Members of the Payson Women's Golf Association spent the past week gearing up for the club championship, which will be played Oct. 1, 2 and 9 at Payson Golf Course.
"It is our last major tournament of the year," PWGA member Joyce Goff said.
In a O-N-E-S formatted tournament played Sept. 25 at PGC, members locked horns in a fray in which the only holes that counted on the scorecard began with o, n, e or s, less one-half handicap, Goff said.
Longtime PWGA member Laura Meyocks swung her way to the A Class championship with a 34.5. Karen Peterson and Goff tied for second with identical scores of 35.
In the B Class event, champion Jan Burns out-dueled runner-up Joyce Karnes. Burns finished at 38.5 and Karnes at 39.5.
Alesha Calderwood carded a 38.5 to take the C Class crown. With a 40, Dorothy Meek was second.
Calderwood was also a closest-to-the-pin winner on No. 5 where her tee shot rolled to within 15-feet, 5-inches of the flag.
On No. 17, Susan Torrens pocketed prize money, with an effort that left her 25 feet shy of an ace.