Gary Campbell Takes Tourney’S Top Honors

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Payson Men’s Golf Association home tournament chairman Gary Campbell swung his way to top honors in the first flight of an individual low net tournament played May 20 at Payson Golf Course.

The victory comes on the heels of Campbell leading his team to a fourth-place finish at a three-man scramble contested May 6 at PGC.

Campbell took the low net title with a 62, which bested runners-up Larry Smith and Jack Greenshield. Smith posted a 64 and Greenshield had a 65.

In the second flight, Ed Kuhns’ 59 was good enough for first place. Trailing in a three-way dogfight were Tom Dahl (68), Tony Mularski (68) and Sil Egler (68).

In the red flight, Don Gyde was first at 58.With a 60, Ed McFall was second. Larry Smith took third at 64 and Warren Mulcahay was fourth, also at 64. Scorecard playoffs are used to break ties.

In addition to Gyde’s flight win, he was the closest-to-the-pin winner on No. 14 at 2 feet, 5 inches.

Other winners were John Calderwood (No. 2; 9 feet, 3 inches), Russ Morris (No. 8; 15 feet 3 inches), Doug Talbot (No. 5; 20 feet, 3 inches), and Dahl (No. 17; 10 feet, 11 inches).

Tomorrow (May 27) the PMGA members will gather at PGC for a four-man reverse poker formatted tournament played in four flights.

On June 3, the members will face a unique challenge in which they will be restricted to using only three clubs in a low net flighted tournament.

In those, golfers most often select a wood, mid-iron and a putter.

Last year, Troy Neal and Mike McKee tied for first place in A flight of the three-club tournament. Jack Greenshield was first in B flight and Popeye Clay second.

Steve Homes and Don Kissebreth tied for top honors in C flight.

On June 10 and 17, the PMGA will host its two-man best ball tournament.

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