Flores, Lindo, Peacock Take Top Honors Aug. 19

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Ed Flores, Ralph Lindo and Steve Peacock won both tournament and closest to the pin honors during a Payson Men’s Golf Association individual low net and low gross links fray played Aug. 19 at Payson Golf Course.

Flores swung his way to third place in the second flight of low net play and was closest on No. 5 where his tee shot rolled to within 20 feet, 4 inches of the flag.

Lindo was third among the low net scorers in the first flight and pocketed closest to the pin prize money on No. 14 with a lie of 13 feet, 7 inches.

Peacock took the third flight low net title, carding a 54 and was closest on No. 8 at 12 feet, 6 inches.

The lone low gross champion of the tournament was Larry Baker. In the first flight, he carded a 76 to take honors.

“He was the only winner because we didn’t play low gross in the other two flights,” PMGA spokesman Herb Sherman said.

In first flight low net action, Ed West posted a 65 and was first.

Russ Morris’ 67 turned out to be good enough for second.

Steve Holmes took the second flight crown with a 67.

Don Kissebreth scored a 68 to finish second and Sherman was fourth at 70.

Among the third flight players, Bill McKenna came in second behind Peacock. McKenna carded a 68.

Also at 68, but in third place via a scorecard playoff, was Morris Kropf. Posting a 72, Jack Gibbs claimed fourth.

Other closest to the pin winners on the day were Phil Gilham (No. 2, 5 feet, 2 inches) and Doug Bailey, (No. 17; 5 feet, 3 inches).

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