Following three weeks of spirited play in the Club Championship, which is one of the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s most prestigious tournaments, members returned to Payson Golf Course July 31 for a low net shoot-out.
In A flight, Mike Anderson walked away with all the marbles shooting a 68.
Larry Smith and Tim Ernst both finished at 71, but in a scorecard playoff, Smith was relegated to second and Ernst fell to third.
In B flight, Popeye Clay duplicated Anderson’s card finishing with a net 68.
Dave Rutter also scored 68, but received the silver medal on yet another scorecard playoff.
With a 69, Don Gyde was third.
Closest-to-the-pin prize money winners included Jack Greenshield, No. 2, 49 feet, 9 inches; Mike Eilenfeldt, No. 5, 17 feet, 7 inches; Frank Szakal, No. 8, 10 feet, 5 inches; Ernst, No. 14, 8 feet, 3 inches; and Ross Robertson, No. 17, 8 feet, 10 inches.
Ernst’s closest-to-the-pin win was not an oddity in PMGA play. In 2011, Ernst won the season-long CTP title and has been a contender for the crown almost every year he has been a PMGA member.
Next up for members is a four-man scramble tomorrow, Aug. 7.
The next major tournament on the PMGA agenda is the President’s and Parsons Cup frays on Aug. 21 and 28 at PGC.
Additional tournaments will be played each Wednesday through Nov. 6.