Team Of Greenshield, Shedd, Kelley, Bowman Win Pmga Tourney

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Those unversed in the finer points of links play might not know what a "six-six-six" formatted tournament is.

But members of the Payson Men's Golf Association understand the scheme well, having played it July 9 at Payson Golf Course.

"Team scoring is determined by totaling the best three low net scores on the first six holes, the best two low net scores on the next six holes, and the lowest low net score on the final six holes," PMGA member Dick Ceyler said.

The format is played in four-man teams.

At the conclusion of the PMGA tournament, the foursome of Kevin Kelley, Jack Greenshield, Bell Shedd and Van Bowman was crowned victorious for the card of 111.

The team of Troy Neal, Frank Karnes, Gary Rovetto and Phil Scott garnered silver medal honors. The four finished with a 113.

Posting a 116, Don Castleman, Tom Dahl, Don Kissebreth and Ron Baade was third.

In the closest-to-the-pin battles, Mike McKee turned in the best effort of the day swatting to within 4 feet, 7 inches of an ace on No. 8. That is the same hole where Troy Neal, weeks ago, sank a hole-in-one.

In the six-six-six tournament, Neal almost duplicated the ace but this time around his almost-super shot occurred on No. 5. There he pocketed closest-to-the-pin money for his attempt that left him just 4 feet, 11 inches shy of his second hole-in-one.

Other winners were Bill Cain, No. 2, 10 feet, 11 inches; Gary Campbell, No. 14, 4 feet, 9 inches; and John Calderwood who might be better known for being the grandfather of U.S. Olympic archer Brady Ellison than for his golf.

Calderwood won on No. 17 at 8 feet, 9 inches.

Next up for the PMGA members is the annual President's Cup. The first round will be played July 16 and the second on July 23.

Tony LeGault is the defending champ having won the title last spring after a hard-fought battle with runner-up Dick Harding and bronze medalist Dean Bulkley.

Following the President's Cup skirmish, the PMGA hosts Williams Elephant Rock in a July 30 low-net tournament.

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