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   European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 6, 1970, Darmstadt, Hesse                              Page 22 THE STARS AND STRIPES Sunday, September 6, 1970Kite RetainsU.S. AmateurGolfing EdgePORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —Toir Kite Jr., a cool littleTexan, shot a one-over-par 71Friday after hitting a spectatoron the head with his second shotof the day and held firmly to thelead after three rounds of the70th U.S. Amateur Golf Cham-pionship.The University of Texas starhad a 207 total, two better thansecond-place Lanny Wadkins ofRichmond, Va., to take into Sat-urday's final round on the 6,496-yard Waverley Country Clubcourse. Wadkins had a 69 Fri-day.Steve Melnyk of Jacksonville,Fla., the defending champion,started the round tied for secondthree strokes behind Kite, butsuffered putting miseries andposted a 74 for a 213 total.Cowan Cards 73Gary Cowan of Canada, the1966 champion who was tiedwith Melnyk at the halfwaypoint, had a 73 for 212.Kite had a good drive on the33-yard first hole, but his fair-way shot went over the greenand hit a man who apparentlywas blinded by the sun. Thespectator was not seriously hurt.The ball bounced under a wil-low tree to the left of the green.Kite chipped to within 10 feet ofthe hole and two-putted for abogey. Melnyk's downfallstarted on the first green whenhe missed a three-foot par putt.Kite, 20, from Austin, Tex.,had three birdies for the day, in-cluding one on a 20-foot putt andanother when he chipped towithin inches of the pin on thepar-five 13th."Tadkins EaglesWadkins, the Wake Forest gol-fer who led after the first round,eagled the par-five 18th when hesank a 125-yard wedge shot.Three holes earlier, he had adouble-bogey six when he hit outof bounds.Jim Simons of Butler, Pa.,also a Wake Forest student, andJim Gabrielsen of Atlantamatched Wadkins' 69 Friday.Simons was alone in third placewith a 210 total and Gabrielsenwas at 211.John Farquhar of Amarillo,Tex., was at 213 with Melnykafter shooting a 71. Seven play-ers were under the old three-round tourney record of 214,which had been held by threeplayers.68 Best of DayOne of the players at 214 Fri-day was Gary Sanders of BuenaPark, Calif., who had a 68 — thebest round of the day. VinnyGiles of Richmond, Va., run-ncrup the past three years, hada 71 and a 214.Scott Bess of Columbia. Mo.,had the tournament's secondhole-in-one, making a six ironshot on the 175-yard sixth hole.The ace helped him to a roundof 73 for a 218.Richey Advances to Third Round in V.S. OpenPaneho Ousts Young RussianFOREST HILLS, N.Y.  -year-oldfive-year tour regular, had aphenomenal eight birdies drop-ping one putt of 40 feet and sixothers ranging from 10 to 18feet.Brown, winner of the AndyWilliams-San Diego Open ear-lier this year, and Moran eachhad six birds and a single bo-gey.The leaders:Prfe HrttwnJim CVitx-rt 3i~3£'Bob Murphy .... ....... , ........ 33^53— «4K« tram , . . . , ......MUK-r liarU«rCarrK H..»•*«—«?»J*t—87ArchtrKit bar;*. 3&-S&--it 14—4Son Puyethe winners were third-seededKen Rosewall and fifth-seededRoy Emerson, allowing Austra-lia to carry its top five seedsinto the third round.Bosewall beat Stanley Pa-sarell of Puerto Rico 8-4, 6-2, 6-0and Emerson whipped Wil-helm Bungert of West Germa-ny, 8-3, 6-3, 6-2. Oddly, Rosewallnext meets Stanley's brother.Charles Pasarell, a ft-3, M, 6-5victor over former U.S. No. 1Alex Olmedo of Encino, Calif.Okker WiltsRosewall and Emerson joincompatriots Rod Laver, JohnNewcombe and Tony Roche—the Nos. 1, 2 and 4 seeds whowon their matches Thursday—as well as seventh-seededArthur Ashe of Gum Sprin,'.Va., nth-seeded Stan Smith o{Pasadena, Calif., 16lh-seedcdClark Graebner of New Yorkand 19lh-seeded Dennis Ralstonof Bakersfield, Calif.Also successful Friday wasninth-seeded Tom Okker of theNetherlands, the beaten finalistto Ashe in the first U.S. Ojx-ntwo years ago. Okker tarn-rxlFrew McMillan of South Africa6-3. 6*7, $-3, 6-2.The only seeded player to failwas Cliff Drysdale, the No. 12seed from South Africa wholost to New Zealand's BrianFairlie, 3-«, 6-3, 7-5, 64,However, there was a majorupset in the men's doubles asunseeded Charlie Pasarell andErik Van Dillon of San Mat«nCalif., surprised the top-se- ,;?2duo of Newcombe and Roche 5.6, 6-3, 7-6. 6-4, in a second-r^admatch.Ashe and Ralston also vtnvictimized in the men's double!second-rounder, bowing to h-mael El Shafel of Egypt >/iRay Keidie of Australia, 6-7. &-17-5 7-6.Alex Metreveli, the Ri»!race and the other member Uthe Soviet men's team pla>»rzhere, was successful in ha fsecond-round match, rout^Pat Cornejo of Chile, £4, 62, fr1. MetreveU next meets SmutWomen Seeds VictoriousSecond-seeded Rosemary Cs-sals of San Francisco and thirdseeded Nancy Richey of &yAngelo, Tex., won their sectdround matches handily a.s a!five woman seeds to see a< tw»Friday advanced without thrloss of a set.Miss Casals trounced  -ship at Indianapolis la*t >ear.Miss Wade Tops PeachesFrancoise Durr of F:;.:u-e,the No. 4 seed, routed Neiij,Truman of England, 6-1, M:1fiftli'sec-dod Virginia W^de ofEngland, the 1968 Open ^:nnr,ousted Peaches Bartkowicz w!liamtramck, Mich., 7-6, B-i;anasixth-seeded Kerry Mehile erfAustralia defeated Sue N-;*P aDeerfield 111.. M, 7-5.Australia's Margaret  urtthe top seed in her I' 1 ucomplete the grand slain ( Viaer-ican, Australian, Bnt^n *&French national titles). \*.»> !play her second-round_ n uusSaturday against Caiuu utaPaul liogan, the girl «huher in the Marlboro t>;South Orange, N.J.Darlene Hard trf Ix»s Atwice the U.S. Amateurpion but now only an <.**•player, was a *et<':i--.casualty, dropping a tcnun6-1, 7-€ decision to -syWalsh of Sun Rafael, C'..J» •»'  

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