Antelope joins PSWGA team at Kirtland

The Pagosa Springs Women’s Golf Association featured a net eclectic best ball format for its league day, June 16. The ladies played the Meadows course twice, and totaled their best net score for each hole, then recorded their best nine of the 18 played.

Carrie Weisz captured first-place honors in the first flight (0-26 handicap), with a 29. There was a four-way tie for second by Lynne Allison, Doe Stringer, Cindy Simpson and Leslie Fluharty, each with a 30. Shirley Hunter captured first place in the second flight (27-40 handicap), with a 28. Tied for second were Claudia Johnson, Nancy McCumber and Carol Barrows, each with a 29. Sheila Rogers and Lynne McCrudden tied for fifth, each with a 30.

In continued association action, eight of its lowest handicap players traveled to the Kirtland Riverview Golf Club June 28, for its third team play event of the season. The ladies garnered 43 points gross and 32 points net against the Aztec Hidden Valley Golf Club. Participating for Pagosa were Kay Crumpton, Barbara Sanborn, Lynne Allison, Audrey Johnson, Cherry O’Donnell, Carrie Weisz, Kay McKee and Leslie Fluharty.

The most unusual shot of the day went to Kay McKee, who was waiting to hit her 130-yard approach shot on the 333-yard par four 10th hole. She wasn’t waiting for other competitors; she was actually waiting for an antelope to clear the green. As soon as it loped off, she hit her shot. Just as the ball was approaching the green, another antelope dashed in front of the green, and kicked her ball onto the green! Kay walked up to the green, saw that her ball was on the putting surface, proceeded to two putt, and she and her playing partner, Leslie Fluharty won the hole. Kay said, “There was quite a bit of ribbing and grumbling by their opponents over that odd happenstance.” So, not only did she win the hole, she and Leslie won their match, and had an assist by an antelope.