Karen Peterson Is Pwga Champ For The Third Time

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Standouts on the Payson Women’s Golf Association tour all season long have been (back row, left to right) Karen Peterson, Susan Torrens, Lois Judd, (front row) Mary Cain and Shari Cody.

Karen Peterson has three-peated as the Payson Women’s Golf Association Club Champion.

In the tournament, which was played Oct. 5, 6 and 13, Peterson — also the PWGA president — finished with a 243.

In winning for the third consecutive season, she took the A flight lead during the opening round, with a gross 84, and refused to look back.

“It was a close race, but Karen pulled ahead on the first day and never relinquished the lead,” said PWGA member Claudia Bullard.

Giving Peterson the stiffest competition was the trio of Laura Meyocks, Shari Cody and Lois Judd.

For the entire three days, Meyocks took the Flight A low-net title, posting a 218.

Bullard called the battle a “hotly contested race that wasn’t determined until the last putt on No. 18 on day three.”

Joyce Goff carded a 217 to take Flight B honors. With a 214, Glenda Cook emerged the low-net Flight C champion.

Peterson’s win propels her into the Arizona State Seniors Championship to be played this week at Antelope Hills near Prescott.

With the PWGA golf season winding down, members will gather Nov. 14 for a special golf invitational to honor longtime member Kay Davis who will be celebrating her 90th birthday.

On the first day of the club championship, Davis proved she continues to be a gold-medal contender, winning the low-net title with a 71.

Also on the PWGA scene, the team of Mary Cain, Lois Judd, Susan Torrens, Cody and Peterson won the low-gross championship at the Northeastern Team Play Tournament.

“The club stopped attending for a few years due to lack of interest and just recently started to compete again,” Bullard said. “Former members have stated this is the first time Payson women have ever won.”

The team was selected from the PWGA ranks on lowest handicaps, Bullard said.

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