Peterson, Torrens Win Women's Golf Titles


Karen Peterson and Susan Torrens swung their way to gold medals during the playing of Payson Women's Golf Association Club Championship.

On opening day, Oct. 1, Peterson claimed the low gross championship with a 239.


Celebrating their winning status at the Payson Golf Club are from left to right; Susan Torrens, Karen Peterson and Laura Meyocks.

"After our club champ was determined, the other members played low net in two flights," PWGA member Joyce Goff said.

The low net played was contested Oct. 2 and 9 at Payson Golf Course.

"Winner of the first flight was Laura Meyocks with a net score of 214," Goff said. Isabella Sockrider was second, with a net 214.

In the second flight, Torrens finished with a net 208 to take top honors. Posting a 213, Alesha Calderwood was second. Jan Burns claimed the bronze medal at 214.

Closest to the pin prize money was pocketed by Shari Cody (No. 8; 17 feet, 7 inches) and Joyce Karnes (No. 14; 19 feet, 2 inches).

Lady Niners

While the 18-hole group was battling for club championship honors, their counterparts in the nine-hole PWGA were celebrating September play with an awards ceremony.

Among the winners was Sockrider who also starred for the 18-hole group. The Lady Niners also cited Sockrider for three birdies and a chip-in cited her during the month and for a second-place tie with Agnes Bowers during a "fewest putts" formatted tournament, played Sept. 27 at PGC. Sockrider also tied Ann Adams for first in a low gross shoot out held Sept. 13 and was a closest-to-the-pin winner.

With that long list of achievements, the month was one for Sockrider to write home about.

In the Sept. 27 fewest putts fray, Carol Webb was first. Linda Teasley was the closest-to-the-pin winner.

For Cookie Uburtis' performance in a Sept. 20 "even holes, half handicap" tournament, she was crowned champion. Uburtis also took closest to the honors in the clash.

Cece McCain was second in the individual standings and Kelly O'Neill third.

The month's played teed off Sept. 6 in a low net tournament won by Carole Omoto. Anita DeKowski and Agnes Bowers dead knotted for third.

Also during the awards ceremony, Billie Gibbs was acknowledged for two chip-ins and a birdie.

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