With less than a month remaining in the Payson Men’s Golf Association season, members used an Oct. 8 point par formatted tournament to gear up for final showdowns that will include a three-week long Turkey Shoot and an appearance in the Prescott Country Club Jamboree.
The shoot will be held Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5 which will mark the end of the 2008 campaign.
The PMGA travels to Prescott tomorrow, Oct. 15.
Point par tournament
In the point par tournament, “scoring was determined by giving one point for each net par, two points for each net birdie, three points for each net eagle and four points for each net double eagle,” said PMGA member Dick Ceyler.
In the first flight, Jessie Smith carded 25 points to take top honors.
Winning is nothing unusual for Smith who swung his way to the low-gross title at the Show Low Silver Creek Golf Club tournament contested in September.
During the season, Smith also played his way into the semifinals of the PMGA club championship and was third at a Verde Santa Fe interclub tournament.
Trailing Smith in the point par tournament were runner-up Chris Cumpton and bronze medalist Don Castleman.
Cumpton finished at 24 and was a closest-to-the-pin prize money winner on No. 2 with a lie of 2 feet, 1 inch. Castleman carded a 23.
In the second flight, Phil Scott earned 27 points to take first.
With 26 points Tom Dahl second in the flight and also a closest-to-the-pin champion.
His victory came on No. 5 where his tee shot rolled to within 11 feet, 7 inches of an ace.
Second flight third-place plaudits went to Ed Quigley with 25 points.
Closest-to-the-pin winners other than Castleman and Dahl were Troy Neal (No. 8; 4 feet, 9 inches), Bill Cain (No. 14; 2 feet, 3 inches) and Terry Lindsey (No. 17; 8 feet, 10 inches).