Payson Men’s Golf Association member Stan Eggen is justifiably proud of his closest to the pin win during a “Three Clubs Only” low net formatted tournament played April 3 at Payson Golf Course.
But he also might be tickled pink that following the tournament fellow club members voted him the tournament’s “Best Dressed” member.
PMGA club spokesperson Herb Sherman says he’s confident that it was Eggen’s paisley print pants that clinched him the grade A garbed title.
Eggen’s closest to the pin win was chalked up on No. 17 where he was 8 feet, 1 inch away from an ace.
Also in the contest, Troy Neal – one of the association’s best for the past few seasons before being hampered last year with an injury – returned to his winning ways pocketing prize money on No. 5 where he was 5 feet, 10 inches shy of the cup.
Ken Althoff won on No. 2 at 18 feet, Dennis Schwebs emerged with prize money on No. 8 at 9 feet, 11 inches and Jack Proietto was tops on No. 14 at 6 feet, ? inches.
In the three-club shoot out, Dave Rutter and Sil Egler tied for first place with identical scores of 65.
On a scorecard playoff using the scores on the back nine, Rutter took first and Egler was relegated to second.
With a 66, Proietto was third.
Jim Livingston was fourth, Bill Shedd was fifth and Don Gyde took sixth. All finished at 69 and a scorecard play was again used.
Next up for PMGA members is the annual “Masters-Low Net plus Master player your pick” formatted tournament to be played tomorrow, April 10 at PGC.