Morris Shines At Pgc In Recent Pmga Tournament


Russ Morris enjoyed a day on the golf course that many golfers only dream about.

It occurred June 8 during a Payson Men’s Golf Association individual low gross and low net formatted tournament.

Competing in A Flight, Morris swung his way to a second-place finish in low net scoring with a sizzling 63. The score actually tied him for first with Frank Szakal, but on a scorecard playoff, Morris fell to second and Szakal took first.

The tie wasn’t the first time Morris has been involved in a playoff. In a low net tournament played in late May, Morris and Terry Lindsey dead-knotted for first in A flight. Both tied with identical net scores of 65.

In the playoff, Morris was second

In the closest to the pin competition at the June 8 tournament, Morris was a winner on two holes.

On No. 5, he swatted to within 11 feet, 1 inch of the flag and on No. 14, his tee shot rolled to with 7 feet, 1 inch of an ace.

Other winners were Gary Rovetto (No. 2; 29 feet, 9 inches), Tom Dahl (No. 8; 5 feet, 9 inches) and Joel Terry (No. 17; 17 feet, 7 inches).

The individuals

In the final tournament standings, Dick Harding played his way to a first-place low net finish in B Flight with a 67 and Bill McKenna posted a 65 to take first in C Flight.

Second-place finishers were Herb Sherman (B; 69) and Frank Karnes (C; 66).

Terry Lindsey took the gold in low gross scoring in A Flight (77) and Steve Vincent won B Flight at 82.

Ralph Lindo posted a 90 to win C Flight honors.

Next on the PMGA agenda is the second round of two-man best ball tournament, set for June 22.


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