Pmga Hosts Fun Play For Couples

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The Payson Men’s Golf Association-hosted Buck and Doe tournaments are annually some of the most festive and fun-filled links frays.

The 2009 tournaments, held Sept. 30 at Payson Golf Course, were no exceptions with married and non-married teams good-naturedly battling for honors.

“They were a lot of fun for everyone,” said PMGA member Herb Sherman.

In the married couples division, John and Alysa Calderwood won the title for the second consecutive year. The pair posted a 59.

In the non-married division, Steve Vincent and Mary Jones joined forces for a card of 58 and a gold-medal finish. Vincent and Jones were also winners during the Payson Women’s Golf Association Jack & Jill tournament.

A pair of other teams also finished with 58s, but were relegated to second and third on scorecard playoffs.

Phil Wagner and Earlene Brewer were second and Ed Kuhn and Marilyn Schall took third.

Terry Lindsay and Connie Webber finished at 60 and were fourth.

Herb Sherman teamed up with Isabella Sockrider for a 61 and a fifth-place finish.

Closest-to-the-pin winners among the women were Karen Peterson (No.5; 13 feet, 4 inches) and Schall (No. 14; 21 feet, 5 inches).

Among the men, closest-to-the-pin winners were Larry Smith (No. 8; 14 feet, 11 inches) and Steve Holmes (No. 17; 17 feet, 5 1/2 inches).

A total of 29 teams competed in the non-married tournament and four in the married division.

Next up for the PMGA is a “Black and White” formatted tournament to be held tomorrow, Oct. 7.

The Payson Women’s Golf Association Club Championship teed off on Oct. 5, continued today, and will wrap up Oct. 13.

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