Rally For Cure Tourney Raises $3,000 For Breast Cancer

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A hectic opening agenda grasped the collective attentions of Payson Women’s Golf Association members.

It included a kick-off breakfast, four tournaments, lunch meeting, putting etiquette demonstration and a charity tournament along with Chaparral Pines women’s club members.

The charity fray, to support Rally for the Cure, was held April 30 at CP and attracted a record 83 women golfers.

“We raised over $3,000 for breast cancer,” PWGA member Claudia Bullard said.

In a PWGA-hosted fewest fairway shots played at Payson Golf Course, Karen Peterson and Joyce Goff were top guns in A flight.

Mary Cain and Sharon Vaplon won B flight. Kay Davis and Bullard captured C flight honors.

Isabella Sockrider and Erlene Brewer were closest-to-the-pin prize money winners.

Sockrider also swung her way to first place in the A flight of a quota-formatted tournament.

Jan Burns and Susan Torrens took B flight laurels, and Joyce Griffin and Bullard claimed C flight plaudits.

Karen Peterson and Bullard were closest-to-the-pin champs.

In a “Mutt and Jeff, par 3s and 5s” tournament, Shari Cody won the A flight. Jan Burns and Torrens were tops in B flight. In C flight, Karol Uptain and Bullard were tops.

Sharon Vaplon won the closest-to-the-pin competition.

In a four-woman scramble, Peterson, Davis, Vaplon and Gyde were first.

Second was garnered by Alesha Calderwood, Glenda Cook, Bullard and Cody.

Jan Burns and Susan Torrens were closest-to-the-pin champs.

Among the special events on the PWGA calendar is the annual Memorial Tournament to be played May 26 at PGC.

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