Talley Takes Top Prize In Four-Man Drive Tourney

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Keith Talley's links skills earned him prize money and a first place medal at a Payson Men's Golf Association-sponsored four-man select drive drive tournament.

Competing Sept. 12 at Payson Golf Course, Talley pocketed the closest-to-the-pin prize money on No. 17 with a tee shot that rolled to within 10 feet, 4 inches of an ace.

Talley also teamed with Terry Lindsey, Ed Kuhns and Bob Hendrie to finish first in the shoot out. The gold medal team carded a 102.

In second place with a 106 was the foursome of Gary Campbell, Bill Cain, Armand Werle and Jack Gibbs.

The team was able to nail down the silver medal on a scorecard playoff after John Waring, Russ Morris, Gary Rovetto and Ward Johnson also tallied a 106.

Closest-to-the-pin winners, other than Talley, included Bill Cain (No. 2; 26 feet, 6 inches), Bob Hendrie (No. 5; 5 feet, 7 inches), Tony Mularski (No. 8; 5 feet, 1 inch) and Doug Talbot (No. 14; 7 feet, 2 inches).

Fairway shots for PWGA

In Payson Women's Golf Association action, the 18-hole group locked horns in a "fairway shots only" formatted tournament because PGC maintenance crews were aerating the course greens.

In A flight, Isabella Sockrider took top honors at 33. With a 39, Karen Peterson was second and Laura Meyocks finished third, tallying a 40.

In B flight, Marilyn Schaal posted a 33 to claim top-gun honors. With a 39, Sharon Vaplon was second.

Ginny Barnes out dueled C Flight members tallying a 44. Silver medalist Blanche Numberg supplied her stiffest competition at 48.

Veteran PWGA member Kay David won closest-to-the-pin honors on No. 14 where she was 10-feet, 1-inch away.

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