With the two rounds of the prestigious President’s Cup just over the horizon, Payson Men’s Golf Association members geared up for the big time showdown in an individual low net shoot-out.
It was played July 8 at Payson Golf Course.
Round One of the President’s Cup will be contested July 15 and the second round on July 22.
Van Bowman is the defending champion of the cup challenge having overtaken John Calderwood on the final day to win the 2008 title. His tally of 124 was two strokes better than Calderwood’s score.
In last week’s low net tournament, Terry Lindsey topped all comers in the first flight with a card of 63. Trailing in second place was Tory Neal at 65. With a 66, Jack Greenshield was third.
In the second flight, Ed McFall posted a 63 to take the crown. Trailing were Herb Sherman (66), Don Kisseberth (67) and Ed Kuhns (67).
In addition to Sherman taking second in the flight, he was a closest-to-the-pin winner on No. 5 where his tee shot landed just 2 feet, 7 inches shy of the flag.
Sherman’s silver medal and closest-to-the-pin win marked the continuation of a three-week run in which the former high school teacher and coach has been among the top finishers and prize money winners.
In the third flight, Ed West’s 66 was good enough for the top gun award.
In winning, West out-dueled runner-up Ward Johnson (68) and third-place finisher Morris Kropf (69).
In most PMGA tournaments this season, there have been members who have accomplished what Sherman calls “Double Dipping” or winning closest-to-the-pin prize money on two holes.
This time out it was Frank Szakal, a winner on No. 14 (9 feet, 10 inches) and No. 17 (8 feet).
Kisseberth was a winner on No. 2 (23 feet, 5 inches) and Ed Kuhns was closest on No. 8 (1 foot, 1/2 inch).