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Some of the best golfers to come out of Payson High School recently squared off in a first-ever match pitting alumni from the 2001 to 2004 teams against the young men who just brought home a state silver medal for the Longhorns. Age apparently has some advantages — the alumni won the match, though individual top honors belonged to a newly minted PHS grad.

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Alumni spank PHS in inaugural showdown

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A new Payson High School sports tradition teed off May 23 at Chaparral Pines Golf Club with the Longhorn state runner-up golf team taking on an alumni team comprised of players who were starring members of the high school’s 2001 to 2004 teams that won a state championship and several regional titles. Alumnus Brandan Kelley, a standout who played at Point Loma University after graduating from Payson High, calls the tournament, “a great time. We had so much fun reminiscing and the current players got to meet us ‘old guys.’”


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