The Payson Men’s Golf Association’s first major tournament of the year is in the record books and the names etched include A flight champions Steve Vincent and Terry Lindsey.
The win marked the second consecutive year that the duo has taken the PMGA’s two-man best ball tournament title. This year it was played June 9 and 16 at Payson Golf Course.
Vincent and Lindsey won with a card of 114.
Troy Neal and Ed Flores teamed up for a 119 and a second-place finish. With a 120, Keith Talley and Bill Shedd were third.
Ed Armenta and Jack Greenshield posted a 121 to finish fourth.
In B flight, Roger Poole and Bill McKenna won at 113.
With a 114, John Calderwood and Don Gyde claimed silver medalist laurels.
In closest-to-the-pin competition during both the first and second rounds, a PMGA member emerged with what club spokesman Herb Sherman refers to as “double dipping” or pocketing closest-to-the-pin prize money on two holes.
During round one, high school basketball coach turned rancher Troy Neal dual dunked winning on No. 5 (3 feet, 1/2 inch) and No. 8 (16 feet, 6 inches).
During round two, Steve Holmes twin doused with victories on No. 5 (2 feet, 2 inches) and No. 8 (6 feet, 2 inches).
Other winners in round two were Mike Curtis (No. 2; 3 feet, 1 inch), Richard Harding (No. 14; 12 feet, 3 inches) and Ken Althoff (No. 17; 9 feet, 6 inches).
On round one champs other than Neal included Vincent (5 feet, 5 inches), Doug Talbot (No. 14; 6 feet, 6 inches) and Sherman (No. 17; 4 feet, 7 inches).
In a low net, low gross tournament played June 16 at PGC, Ken Althoff took low gross honors at 76.
In the battle for low net plaudits, Ron Fischer was first and Gary Campbell second. Fischer finished at 66 and Campbell had a 70.
Next up for the PMGA is an interclub match tomorrow, June 23, and a low net flight tournament on June 30.