Tucson Daily Citizen, February 16, 1960, Page 26

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February 16, 1960

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Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - February 16, 1960, Tucson, Arizona Dutchman Expects Open Records To Tumble—And Here’s How THE BULL PEN By CARL PORTER E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, professional golf’s Arkansas Traveler and El Rio Country Club’s own host pro for the Tucson Open, “figgers” a record round (or four) may be in store for the 1960 Open. "Yes suh,” drawls big Dutch, *'ah’d say it’ll take a 264 or so to win this one, Mister Carl. "And ah’d say someone’s gonna shoot a 61 or 62 because those greens look aweful good tuh me.” All of which adds up to some possible record rounds for the 15th Annual Open, since the tourney record currently stands at 263 (set by Lloyd Mangrum in 1949), while the El Rio CC course record is 61 (held jointly by Bob Toski, Ernie Ball and Frank Stranahan). So who, in Mister Dutch’s estimation, is the man "Most Likely to Succeed” at El Rio this week? "Well, now, this course suits a line short iron player,” muses Dutch. “You take those fellows like Jerry Barber . . . Doug Ford ... Art Wall Jr. Yes suh, they’ll be tough here.” ger to birdie, but you’#* gonna have to get a very let urate second shot. It’s a long dogleg to the right and that second shot depends a lot on how close you cul it. You gotta be careful because its out-of-bounds on (he dogleg. If you play it safe you'll need a wood for the second shot.” And that’s how Dutch Harrison sees his golf course— which he sees someone breezing over in a 9-under par 61 this week. And when you stop to think about it, who’s more qualified than the Dutchman himself? And the Dutchman figures they’ll be toughest on such holes as Nos. I, 5, 9 17 and 18—the ‘‘easiest birds on the course,” while the hard holes should be Nos. 2, 4, 8 and 12. Here’s how Host Pro Harrison sees the El Rio layout, hole by hole: FRONT SIDE No. 1—368 yards, par 4: “Play yourself a drive and a wedge shot or soft iron here. This is what they call an easy par. No. 2—450 yards, par 4: ‘‘One of the best pars on the course. Takes a real straight drive and will play anywhere from a 6 to a 4-iron. No. 3—343 yards, par 4: “Real trouble on both sides here. You gotta play that drive tight and then get out a wedge. No. 4—186 yards, par 3: "Hit yourself about a 4 or a 3-iron. Now this is one of the toughest holes we have out here . yes, suh, it’s a real fine hole. You’ll see more bogies here than anywhere. No. 5—330 yards, par 4: ‘‘This one is not so short you’re going to drive over It, but you should take a spoon or maybe a 4- wood. Ah’d call this one an easy 4. No. 6—373 yards, par 4. ‘‘Take yourself another drive and a wedge bere. But this one’s gonna take an accurate drive over your lake there. No. 7—424 yards, par 4 ‘‘Here’s another tough one with thai trouble in the trees on the left and that lake on the right. Takes about a drive and anywhere from a 7 to a 5-iron. No. 8—200 yards, par 3: ‘‘Right here’s one of the finest par 3’s in the state of Arizona. You’re gonna have to play about a 2-iron or 4-wood on this one. No. 9—550 yards, par 5. ‘‘This is your pickup hole. You can git home in 2 here. BACK SIDE No. 10—389 yards, par 4: ‘‘No. 10’s another accurate hole. You’ve got trees on both sides and you have to follow up your drive with a 9 or 8-iron. No. 11—400 yards, par 4: ‘‘Just a good drive and a 6 or 7-iron but you gotta hit it straight out or you can get in trouble. No. 12—425 yards, par 4: ‘‘Say, this is that other tough one. One of our best par 4’s. After your drive, you’ll play anywhere from a 6 to a 4-iron. But with that green sloping away (and small besides) you'll see a pile of bogies here. No. 13—135 yards, par 3: ‘‘Not much to this one. Ifs the shortest and easiest hole on the course. Yes suh, everyone will be waiting to get to this one. Just shoot yourself about a 9 or 8-iron. No. 14—450 yards, par 4: ‘‘If you drive this one straight it’ll take you about a 4-iron from the fairway. But if you try to shortcut that dogleg you’ll use about a 9-iron ... if you don’t hit one of those trees, that is. Most of the pros will go the short way here. No. 15—160 yards, par 3: “The second shortest and the second easiest hole we have. A 7 to a 5-iron. No. 16—392 yards, par 4. “You must be very straight off the tee on this one and stay away from those trees on the left. Then you’ll need a wedge or 9-iron. No. 17—341 yards, par 4: “A pickup hole. This is one of our easiest birdie holes. Just a drive ana wedge. No. 18—510 yards, par 5: “This is another pickup hole you fig- TUESDAY EVENING, FEB. 16, I960 PAGE 13 15™ANNUAL TUCSON OPEN! Amateurs, Pros Begin Open Play GOLF CLUB par t By George McLeod Citizen Sports Editor Some of America’s greatest professional golfers (but not quite all) began loosening up their swings, along with the pursestnngs on the $22,500 Tucson Open, in tomorrow’s Pro-Amateur event at El Rio Country Club. And for most veterans of the pro tourney trail, tomorrow will be their first crack at El Rio CC’s par-70 layout. For today, the scene was dominated by a host of aspiring young pros who spent the day battling over 82 open spots in the tourney proper. And for the first time in Tucson Open history, the battle was waged on the same course as the Open itself is to be played. Originally, qualifying was scheduled for Randolph Municipal Golf Course, as usual. But the entire operation was switched to El Rio yesterday, when the City Manager’s office refused to open up RMC’s old back nine for the gala PCA party. RANDOLPH MC is currently playing an 18-hole layout composed of its previous first nine, along with a brand new nine holes. However, PGA advanceman Mark Thomas found the new nine too rough for pro play and requested that the city allow the qualifiers to use || the original course. The city, however, maintained that it would interfere with public play and refused to do so. Consequently, exempt players were finding trouble getting starting times at El Rio today, with the course flooded by qualifiers. The roll of exempt players was not so bulky as had been ex-pected, however, when a bevy of top-name golfers failed to put in * appearance. SUCH NOTABLES as Lloyd Mangrum, Tommy Bolt, Lionel Hebert, Dow Finsterwald (all ex-Tucson Open champions), Jay Hebert, Ken Venturi, Mike Souchak, Bill Collins, Fred Hawkins and Julius Boros are among the missing. On the other hand, the Open claims PGA champ Bob Rosburg, U. S. Open kingpin Billy Casper and Masters champion Art Wall Jr. Other members of pro golf’s current top 12 who will be playing in tomorrow's pro-am include Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, defending champ Gene Littler, Don Fairfield, Paul Harney and Arnold Palmer. Likewise, Jack Fleck, 1955 U. S. Open champion who defeated Collins in a playoff for the Phoenix Open title yesterday, will be out to prove two major tourney wins can’t be flukes. Big name celebrities who will be paired off with the pros tomorrow are Bob Crosby, Phil Harris, Randolph Scott and Dizzy Dean. TUCSON OPEN PRO-AM Here are tomorrow’s pairings for the $2,500 Pro-Amateur event in the $22,500 Tucson Open Golf Tournament at El Rio Country Club (with pros' names listed first): 1(t TEE— * SO Ronnit naif, Paul B«»upr«. Rodniy Karlton; 1:37 Mont# Bradley, Brad Tankaralay. Howard Tracy; 1:46 John McMullin, Loon Lavy, Hat Warnock; 1:52 Maaon Rudolph, Raul Mindoia, Bill Schada. 9:00 Cant Littler, Carl Pickett, Varl tmmoni; 9:07 Cay Brewer, Max Eataa, Bur Udall, 9:19 Jerry Barber, Don Arvejon, Mormon Melton; 9:22 Howie Johneon, Ach Bleakley, Ed Branch; 9:30 Don Fairfield, Bill Armstrong, Bill Anderson; 9:31 Harry Weetman, Sam Sneller, ten eolian; 9:45 Bob Goalby. Berm* Rosenbaum, Bill Stringer; 9:52 Pete Marich, Drag. Peje, Frank Steel. 10:00 Jim Turnete, Sam Biune, BUI Smith; 1007 Walker Inman Jr., Hat Lindon, Frank Eyman; 10:1S Jenny Gibson, Lou London, Frank Casanova.; : 12:15 E. J. Harrison, Randolph Scott. Phil Harna; 12:22 Oava Marr, Stanley hatcher, Lee Klinger; 12:30 Paul Harney, Leonard Firestone. Justin Dart; 12:37 B'll Casper, Bob Croeby, Holmes Tuttle: 12:45 Art Wall Jr., Leu Silver, man, Murry Shift; 12:52 Johnny Pal-mer, Di**y Dean, Babe Hell. 1:00 Jack Fleck, Jamee Carson, Harry Fontanova; 1:07 Jim Ferree, Bill Hall, Dave Laibarthal; 1:15 Bob Oudan, Bud McKinney, Don Murray; 1:22 Bill Par-ker, John Flanagan, Harry Kitchen; 1:30 J. C. Gootis. Eddie Codo, At Hubbard. 10TH TEE S:30 Bill Blanton, Erie Peterson, Fred Spencer; 1:37 Davie Leva, Mick Louis, Phil Grace; i:45 Jot Campbell, Don Markle. Kite Jarvie; 1:52 Walter Burkemo, Joe Putts, Joe Beauchamp. 9:00 Don Whitt, Ed Comite. Red Brenham; 9:07 Tany Lerna, Vern Behre. Dick Baiter; 9:15 Doug Ford. Roy Tatum, Hulen Coker; 9:22 Dick Knight, Oick Knight, Bob Addison; 9:30 Tome Mieporte, Tolbert Foster, Al Rankin; 9:39 Jim Donahue, Jim Maps*. BUI Smith; 9:45 Jimmy Gaona. Bobby Geena, David Leon; 9:52 Oick Mayer, Sam Ruben, Den Thompson, 10:00 Bill Hohnson, C. Bally, O. Bally; 10:07 Tony Holguin, Jay newton. Red Salley; 10:15 Erne Ball, Joe, Juhan, Steve Christensen; 1t:1S Bob Rosburg, Fred Johneon, John Craig; 12:22 Don January, Dick Bloch, Don Pitt; 12:30 | Henry Williams Jr. Dean Short. Al Carpenter; 12:37 Arnold Palmer, Fred Briekin, Al Touche; 12:45 Frank Stranahan, Tim Reeker, Gut Felines; 12;52 Dave Ragan, John Pauloa, Jerry Telia, 1:00 Al Beaselink, Dick Cochran, Que Lettaa 1:07 Johnny Pott, Andy Lottos. Eddie Conged!; 1:15 Jon Gustin, Ed Ronemoeki, Al Romanolkl; 1:22 Huston La Clair, Dannie Bernstein, Richard Tworg; 1,30 Bill Mary, Gene Roberta, R. B. Gutchon, NEW -CLUBHOUSE old CLUBHOUSE AREA CJ* UY* Vt KT. MEMORIES STIRREDTwo I pper-Bracket Huns Key Mid-Week Race CardPhoenix Playoff Taken By Fieck PROVIDENCE, R. I.—UPI—The National Boxing Assn., which vacated Archie Moore’s light-heavyweight championship last night, threatened similar action today against welterweight champion Don Jordan unless he can furnish official proof by Friday that he's fit to fight, Anthony Macaroni, president of the NBA. announced that: The NBA had withdrawn title recognition from 46-year-old Moore because of his failure to defend the 175-pound crown within the prescribed six months, and a tourney would be arranged March 5 to determine his successor. And Jordan faces loss of his 147-pound crown unless he provides medical certification from the California commission by Friday that he’s fit to defend against Cuban Benny (Kid) Paret at Las Vegas, Nev., on May 20 or 27. The New York State Athletic Commission, which is not a member of the NBA. will continue to recognize Moore as champion, Chairman Melvin L. Krulewitch stated in New York. He said no official challenge was on file with the commission and that Moore “is a fighter of good repute and standing.” Moore—veteran of 206 ring battles, including a record eight defenses of the light-heavy crown—was angry and upset at his home in San Diego, Calif He said, “They’re certainly tryin’ to give me the business. In spite of my record, they've vacated the title when I’m only three days past the six-months limit. They tried to force a defense against Johnson, who I beat in four of our five fights, including a title bout. And they’ve done nothing abdut Ingemar Johansson, who hasn’t defended the heavyweight title since he won it last June—nearly eight months ago." LATE SCRATCHES 7th—Sibyll’s Pal out, Gallant Count (T. Armstrong, HO, 20-1) SPORTS CLIPPINGS ;