Cain Wins Pwga Match Play Tournament


The PWGA’s annual Match Play Tournament was held in August. Match play took place every Tuesday in August, with golfers playing everyone in their flight and then winners advancing to compete against other flight winners. Taking top honors this year was Mary Cain, followed by Shari Cody in second and Alesha Calderwood in third.

The other August highlight was the Jack & Jill Tournament. This annual event involves a member of the Payson women’s league asking a member of the men’s league to be their partner. The team of Susan Torrens and Gary Vaplon tied with Jan Burns and Rick Korth for first place. Taking second was the team of Claudia Thompson and Jim Dalgleish, followed by Isabella Sockrider and Herb Sherman in third. Closest-to-the-pin winners during the Jack & Jill tourney went to Judy McFall and Susan Torrens.

August birdies were recorded by Claudia Thompson (3); Judy McFall, Marilyn Schaal (2); Jeannie Griffin, and Jan Burns.

The following ladies had chip-ins in August: Cookie Cook, Karen Peterson, Sharon Vaplon, Marilyn Schaal, Mary Cain, Mary Jones and Isabella Sockrider.

There was one eagle scored in August and that honor belongs to Shari Cody.

Closest-to-the-pins went to Claudia Bullard and Mary Jones Aug. 9, Claudia Bullard and Jan Burns on Aug. 23, and Lois Judd and Claudia Thompson on Aug. 30.

Although the PWGA season is winding down, it’s never too late to join the group on Tuesday mornings. Casual play continues through the winter, weather permitting. Call Kelly O’Neill at (928) 478-0003 for more information.


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