Close Scores Mark Payson Men’S Golf Association

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A junkyard dogfight involving veteran members of the Payson Men’s Golf Association highlighted the group’s first links bout of the 2009 season.

“The matches were all close, only three-tenths of a point separated first from second and eight-tenths separated third and fourth,” said PMGA member Herb Sherman.

The fray, which was contested March 18 at Payson Golf Course, was played in a four-man scramble format.

The team of Jessie Smith, Roger Poole, Tony Mularski and Don Kissenbreth played to top honors posting a 54.7.

Hot on the heels of the winners was the foursome of Larry Smith, Ralph Lindo, Al Lyons and Sherman. The team shot a 55.

Larry Baker, Gary Rovetto, Dick Ceyler and Ross Robertson finished with a 56.2 and in third place.

With a 57, Troy Neal, Frank Karnes, Popeye Clay and Tony LeGault was fourth.

In the closest-to-the-pin competition, Ralph Lindo turned in the best effort of the day finishing within 4 feet, 11 inches shy of an ace on No. 14.

On No. 17, Doug Talbot swatted his tee shot to within 6 feet, 2 inches of the flag.

Other winners were Kevin Poole, No. 2, 7 feet, 5 inches; and Kevin Kelley, No. 5, 15 feet, 2 inches.

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