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PSWGA plays Club Championship

The Pagosa Springs Women’s Golf Association played its annual 36-hole Club Championship for its league members, Sept. 14 and 15.

The event featured a low-gross, low-net format for both days, and the ladies played the Meadows Pinon course Monday, with a par 72 rating; and the Pinon Ponderosa courses Tuesday, with a par 71 rating. The tournament provided lots of keen competition and close scores among all the winners in each flight.

Kay Crumpton captured the women’s Club Championship title for the fourth consecutive year with a gross total of 157. Kay said, “That it was an exciting and humbling experience to win the title again, and that she relishes the camaraderie with the other gals during league days, team play and tournaments.” She added, “That she has quite a challenge to surpass Bonnie Hoover’s winning 14 women’s’ club championship titles.”

Barbara Sanborn captured first net in the Championship Flight (0-21 handicap), with a 143, and Carrie Weisz was second net with a 144. In the First Flight (22-28 handicap), Cherry O’Donnell and Jane Day tied for first gross and first net honors, each with a 185 and 140 total, respectively. Second net went to Nancy Mackensen with a 141. In the Second Flight (29-43 handicap), Bonnie Hoover captured first place gross honors with a 198; Claudia Johnson won first place net with a 148; and Jane Baker placed second net with a 160.

The special event for the first day was a closest to the pin contest for each flight: Kay Crumpton won the event in the Championship Flight on Meadows No. 6; and Jane Baker won the event in the Second Flight on Pinon No. 8. The special event for the second day was a longest drive contest for each flight. Crumpton won the event in the Championship Flight on Pinon No. 9; Doe Stringer won in the first flight on Ponderosa No. 4; and Bonnie Hoover won in the Second Flight on Pinon No. 1.

Immediately following play Tuesday, the ladies reconvened at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant for their end-of-the-year awards luncheon and tournament celebration. Leslie Fluharty, tournament chairwoman announced season award winners: Sheila Rogers for most chip-ins, with three; Lynne Allison for most birdies with four; and Kay Crumpton for the most improved golfer, who improved her handicap index from a 9.4 to a 7.8.

Fluharty said, “That she was delighted that we had a good turnout and great weather for the tournament.” She and the league extended their gratitude and appreciation to Troy Perrson, head golf professional, and Greg Gobin, assistant golf professional and league liaison, for all of their wonderful assistance and support during all of the events and tournaments throughout the season, and to Terry Carter, head groundskeeper and staff for the excellent course conditions.