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PSWGA holds Club Championship

The Pagosa Springs Women’s Golf Association played it 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 courses with a par rating of 72. The Meadows and Ponderosa courses had just recently been aerated and sanded, the Pinon course had not, so playing greens that had been sanded and those that hadn’t was quite a challenge. Fortunately, all the ladies had beautiful, sunny skies and mild temperatures for their tournament.

Kay Crumpton captured the PSWGA Club Championship title for the fifth consecutive year and carded a gross total of 162. Kay said, “that the tournament was extra challenging this year with the conditions of the greens, yet she really enjoyed the keen competition and the shared camaraderie.”

Barbara Sanborn won first place low-gross honors in the Championship Flight with a 174; Josie Hummel captured first low-net honors with a 135; Lynda Gillespie placed second low-net with a 143. In the First Flight, Leslie Fluharty won top low-gross honors with a 197; first low-net honors went to Sheila Rogers with a 135; and Cindy Simpson took second low-net with a 143. In the Second Flight, Carole Howard captured first place low gross honors with a 210: Jane Baker won first low-net honors with a 149; and Nancy McComber placed second low-net with a 153.

The special event Tuesday for all three flights was the longest drive: Carrie Weisz won the event on Pinon Hole No. 4 for the First Flight; and Jane Baker had the longest drive on Pinon hole No. 1, in the Second Flight. Wednesday, the special event for the day was a closest to the pin contest for each flight. Carrie Weisz captured the event for the Championship Flight on Meadows hole No. 6; Sheila Rogers won the event on Meadows hole No. 1, in the First Flight; and Linda Austen won the event on Meadows hole No. 8 in the second Flight.

Immediately following play Wednesday, the ladies reconvened at Chato’s Restaurant for their end-of-the-year awards luncheon and tournament celebration. League President Leslie Fluharty announced season award winners: Audrey Johnson for the most birdies with six; Josie Hummel for most chip-ins with four; and Barb Lewis for the most improved golfer this season. Both Fluharty and tournament director Cindy Simpson were delighted to have a great turnout and wonderful weather for the tournament. They and the entire ladies league extended their gratitude and appreciation to Troy Perrson, manager and head golf professional, and Greg Gobin, assistant golf professional and league liaison, for all of their wonderful assistance and support for all of their events and tournaments throughout the season. They also celebrated Greg, who will be moving to Pueblo shortly to join the family business.