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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tlie Cedar Kapids Gazette: Sat., April 13, 1974 Dave Stockton's 66 Snaps Masters Out of Lethargy Green, Irwin Shot Back; Nicklaus Down 3 Telepliofo Green's Grin Hubert Green's facial expression told the story Friday at the 18th green in the Masters golf tourney. Hubert fired a two-under-par and was in a second place tie with Hale Irwin at 138. Green's Goal: Avoid Welfare AUGUSTA, Ga. a scrambler, a spoiler and a scrapper and he's the thundercap that snapped the 38th Masters Golf Tournament out of its 48 hour's of lethargy. "I don't remind lanybody of Ben says Dave Stock- ton, "but I get the job done. Nobody wants to play Jack Nicklaus head-to-head but I like the idea of trying to beat him here, where he owns the air. "He has beaten up on us so long, it would be nice to gel even." Stockton, 32, from Westlake Calif., with the dark good looks of a Hollywood matinee idol fired a six-under-par 66 to take the lead into today's thin round over the sub- missi ve course. Augusta Nationa Provides Shock He provided the shock needcc to wake everybody up. "I am he insisted. "Sometimes I pump myself up and tell everybody I'm playing super. It's just a show because I'm seared. Now I really feel it. I don't feel scared of anybody." Stockton's 71-66-137, seven under par, gave him a single stroke advantage over Huberl Green and Hale Irwin, each 68-70, and two shots over the veteran Frank Beard, 69-70, and Jim Colbert, the first round "eader, 67-72. The six-foot Californian didn't lave to look much farther back :o see the menacing shadows oi some of the game's most potent oractitioners: the Nicklaus, British 3-1 favorite Open king Tom Weiskopf, Gene Littler, [Jerry Heard and Dan Sikes, AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Gre- garious Hubert Green, who says he's "just trying to slay off visited the Mas- ters Golf Tournament press in- terview room Friday and drawl- ed, "If I'm here again the last day, that will be fine. "I don't get out there all that often, so I'm always excited about being around the lead. Green, whose career earnings in five years as a pro total tied for 14th last year and for 22nd place in 1972. He met the press after lead- ing the field briefly in the sec- ond round. Green goes into Sat- urday's play tied with Hale Ir- win at six-under par, one stroke behind leader Dave Stockton. One newsman asked Green if he thought he should have been Crenshaw and Miller, Lanny Ben Wad- who Gene Sarazen, a golf Hall of Fame member, predicts will become the big names golf this year. "You are trying to get me ti say something I don't want to say, so I won't say Green "I've missed the cu four times this year. I'm jus trying to stay off welfare." When he wasn't missing the cut, he was winning two events finishing third in another am adding to his earnings second best this season. "I haven't -won any of the major tournaments he ex- plained. "When I win a bund of PGAs, U.S. Opens, Masters and tournaments like that, then I'll have sometliisg to say Right now, I'nr just trying to hang in there and enjoy the game. Green drew Chi Chi Rodri- 18th green and Heard only twi strokes real pressur situation hai the huge gallery murmuring when they clowned around 1: mock anger over who woul putt first. "I just enjoy playing wit guys who talk and have he explained. He talks to himself when hii partner isn't a talker. He explained how he bogeyec the ninth Friday to slip back ti two over par for the round. f said, 'Hit it han enough to get it to the hole.' So I hit it and it stopped eight fee short." Asked if he was concernei about his game at the turn Green replied, "I've been around long enough not to ge worried about that. You are go ing to make some bogeys hen and you've just got to keep go ing. I am very pleased with my driving and I am hitting tin 'lr ball just about where f want to "Winning at Augusta woulc mean more to' me than any oth er tournament because of m; background, where I'm Green said. with Stockton sai commenting on his peculia round which included frequen forays into Augusta's jungle but only 26 putts. Fierce Stockton is not brazen! brash but is a fierce competito who seems to thrive on an ai versary position. In the 1970 PGA at Tulsf Okla., he made himself unpopi lar by beating out Arnol Palmer, who still has not wo the PGA. Going down the stretch Dave's ears rang with the crie of Arnie's Army: "Go, Arnii Stockton got fed up an turned to. one yelling, stamp ing group and said: "Arni ain't going anywhere." In this year's Los Angele Open at Riviera, Stockton an the 61-year-old Sam Snead wer fighting head-to-head down th stretch with the crowd pullin heavily for the old warrior i the coconut straw. On the 17th, Snead remarke to Stockton: "In 1950, I mad birdies on the last two hole here to beat Ben Hogan." Stockton was stunned. guez as his playing partner in the opening round and Jerry Heard two of the tour's most outgoing players They had fun. In fact, with Green leading the field on the Leaders Dave Stockton Hubert Green Hale Irwin Jim Colbert Frank Beard Jerry Heard Tom Welskopf Gene Littler Jack Nicklaus Dan Sikes Phil Rodger: Ray Floyd Bobby Nichols Billy Casper J. C. Snetd Bruce Devlin Miller Barber. Don Iverson Ralpn Johnston "il Rodrlgu snm Snead Kermlt Zarley Julius Boros Bruce cramplon Larry Zlcgler ---------cnsnaw _........i Thorns Graham Marsh Bud Allin Hugh Balncchl Johnnv Miller John Schlcc Charles Coodv Art Wall Bob Goalby Maurice Bcmbridoo Orvllle Moody Arnold Palmer Peter Ooslerhuls Ed Snccd Babo Hlskov 72-69-14! 73-68-141 73-68-r-Kl 68-74-142 Penn, Luther Sweep Track Conference Penn and Luther dominated the field in Iowa Conference Relays Friday, for which no team totals were kept. Luther won four relays and six events in all, but Penn picked up the remaining eight titles along with the other three relays. The Relays is a preliminary to the league meet May 11-12 at Indianola. MEN'S DIVISION Shot put 1. John Patik, William Penn; 2. Bob Gutherie, Warlburg; 3. Rod Dirth, Luther; 50-7'A. High lump 1. Jim Graves, William Ponn; 2. John Wilson, Simpson; 3. Jack Monck, Busna Vista; 6-2. Long jump 1. Rich Luther; 2. Tim Cannon, Luthor; 3. Jim Koch, Buena Vista; JI-9S. Javelin I. Bill Tower, William Penn; 2. Tony Viscoui, William Penn; 3. Bill 3rown, Dubuque; 195. Pole vault l. John Hahn, Luther; 2. Bob Tirone, Buena Vista; 12-6. Triple lump 1. Percy Graves, Wil- liam Penn; 2, Steinberg; 3. Warren Kuh, Luther; 46-2. Discus 1. .Patik; 2. Brown; 3. Dirth; Spring medley relay 1. Luther (Ted- dy Gray, Cannon, John Jorsenson, Tim 2. Wartburg; 3. Simpson, 440 William Penn (John Kos- man, Bill Olson, Tom Groomcs, John Har- 2. central; 3. Luther; :44.7. Two-mile relay (Bill How- ell, Dave Hansen, Al Jacobsen, Kirk Ncu- 2. central; 3. William Penn; 1. William Penn (Kosman, Olson, Groornes, 2. Luther; 3. Central; Distance medley Luther (Daman Archbold, Tom Manson, Ken .Potter, wil- 2. Warlburg; 3. Central; 480 Shuttle hurdle relay 1. Ponn Groomcs, John Dunn, Kosman, Harrl- iilo relay Luther (Ncubaucr, Ran- dy Schroedcr, Jorgcnsen, 2. Wart- Gray burg; 3. Riiraa Vista; WOMEN'S DIVISION 440 I. Lulhnr (Pam Edscn, Kim Johnson, Paula Sloul. Barb 2. con- ra'; 3. Warlburg; :S5.8. 880 relay-1. Luther (Jan Talman, Uhl, Jenlcp Ducnow, 2. Central; 3. Warlburg; Mllo medley l. Central (Pam Hon- rlcKs, Karen Walboord, Jan Christie, Sue 2. Wartourg; 3. Luther; were all bracketed at 140. Before Stockton scrambled in near the end of the day Friday with his spectacular bouncing the ball off ne wanted to retort "That's old but h (ept his tongue. On the fina hole Stockton made one of th greatest shots of his career t slamming out of constan! trouble and fending off disaster with a blast-hot everyone was decrying the fact that no player was making a move. "So many of us are the tournament. Stockton learned his gam rom his father, a former pro and kids about his drivini style. "I fall off the tee while making he says. head-to-head, nobody is Friday's round, he kep ing out in Irwin and slicing into th; "There's nobody out there missing greens and ther for pars and birdies Nicklaus, shooting for play an enjoyable fifth Masters crown, insists. "I don't go to sleep I'm hitting every green gets monotonous and I don' Need To as hard." corrected his swinj "It somebody shot real Jack said, "the others would follow. The course is sitting after seeing photos o himself in a Japanese maga there, ready to be taken." Most of the players and He wears a copper brace let on his right hand, but con other observers felt that "I have a pain in m; arm but I know it doesn't dc Jack was the man to do it the closing rounds today good." Sunday. Although he has Round two rather mediocre for the blond 66 was the bes ardier was only three shots of the day, with Millet the pace after a getting a 67 to place a "A score of 140 is in a Tied at 141 were former position at halfway Bill Casper, J. C Nicklaus said. "I have Ray Floyd, Phil Rod fidence in my swing. and Bobby Nichols. lias done cutoff for the low 44 Dan Sikes, the and ties was 148. Casu- Jacksonville, Fla., included Tommy Aaron who was paired with defending champion, and matched him stroke former champion Gay stroke, predicted: "It looks and Tony Jack is ready to be former U. S. and Brit- The least concerned Open champion from Eng- ;o be Stockton, a University Southern California the first time, no ama- who has been on the tour qualified. Britain's Trevor years and whose greatest 1972 British amateur ment in golf was winning had the best score PGA in He was a shot "If I'm putting I can the British books. TSU In Relay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) of the three winning Texas Southern, long was a record. In fact, the in the college division, University Division mark is sights on university competition this year and is still with all day ended in disaster for LSU's Larry Shipp. Shipp flashed to a record ing the show in the 13.7-second clocking in prelims of the 120-yard high The swift, smooth but was disqualified in earn streaked to a pair of semifinals after twice jump- victories Friday night the gun. emerged as a major junior college records or the outstanding team New Mexico JC: At least one thing the distance medley certain.. Host Texas, last mark with a 19-minute winner, is not likely to time and Cisco, TeXas JC's The Longhorns failed to Nelson broke the 440-yard in either the distance mark with a 52.2-second relay when a runner fell and in the 880-yard relay meanwhile, put a muffed handoff chilled Gopher stamp on the three- run as Garry Bjorklund Texas Southern won the to a 13-minute, 40- medley handily in 3 minutes winning time with team-' seconds and dipped to a Dennis Lee right behind in n moving past University Texas-El Paso in the spotlight focused today on trio of world record holders, Missouri, with Charlie putters Al Feuerbach and vlullen's closing mile Woods and high jumper pririgboard, nosed out Stones. ma State to take the three represent the Pacif- medley in 9 minutes 38 Coast Track club. Masterful Stockton Dave Stockton held up his ball after he fired a siding 66 Friday to vault into the second-round lead in the Masters Golf tourney. Stockton's 137 total leads Hubert Green Irwin, who are tied for second place with 138s. Rettenmund Remembers HRs By Bruce Lowitt Associated Press Sports 'Writer The San Diego Padres finally did something they'd been unable to do all year, the Pitts- rargh Pirates still can't do it. And Cincinnati's Merv Ret- :enmund well, let him tell fou what he can do. "I can do something Hank Aaron can't Rettenmund crowed. "I can remember ev- iry home run I ever hit." In case you're interested, lie's 664 behind The Hammer. Rettenmund hit a big one Fri- day night in Atlanta, a grand- slammer. Not that the needed Reds exactly They beat the Graves brains out, waltzing to 14-2 victory. The Padres, the whipping joys of the National League un- il now, finally put some clutch pitching, hitting and fielding to- gether for nine innings owner Ray Kroc's opinions not- their first victory of the season, beating San Francisco 3-2. Reds 14, Braves 2 While Rettenmund was hit- ting his 52nd career homer, Aa- ron was doing what he's been doing all year when he hasn't been hitting homers. He went hitless in three at-bats against Clay Kirby, just as he did last Sunday in 'Cincin- nati against Clay Kirby. Eight Aarons in the lineup probably wouldn't have helpec much, not with the Reds slap ping five Atlanta pitchers arounc for 18 hits. The big one wasn' Rettenmund's but Dave Con cepcion's, a two-run double in the sixth inning off Ron Reec ISU's Sands Clocks :092S But Time Erased AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) Iowa Clive Sands and the two-mile relay team State's Drake vere expected to make strong lids for championships in the 'exas Relays today. Sands, unofficially clocked a .2 seconds on the scoreboarc ata timer, easily qualified for finals in the 100-yard dash emifinals. He earlier posted a 09.3 time in the preliminaries. However, the official times or his performances were later :ormer Jeff Star Roloff Sparks UNI CEDAR FALLS Burlington Al Morgan captured IB 100 and 220-yard dashes to iad Northern Iowa to a 110-44 'in ova- Maniato State in, a ual track meet here iFriday. Former Cedar Rapids Jeff rep star Dennis Rooff figured i three first places as he won le 440 dash and jparticipated in oth winning relays. High, lump 1. Joe Schacherer ,chip Kmnunon 3. Greg Olson relay l. Northern Iowa (Rick lurg, Steve Moll, Dennis Roloff, Al 2. Mankalo State; :43.0... Mile 1. Dennis Schultz (UNI) 2. Rich wedt 3. Tom Steiner 1. Jim Walciak 2! 3. Jeff Rose steeplechase 1. Gordy! oksliaw 2. Jamie van Nostrand1 3. Ron Peters Long 1. Ken Jackson 2.; II Cook 3. Mark Chardouiiasj 3iscus i. Ken Schwartz 2. vin Kriebs 3. Larry Hakes "1 bigh hurdles 1. Scoft Nollens- --T 2. Darwin wissink 3. eve Dooley M.5. 44g 2. Dennis Rololf t. Foster rsell 3. Steve Deserano -Jjj.AI.MorganJUN.il) 2...S! reported at :09.6 and :09.5, and there was no explanation for the variation. The Cyclones' Mike Tyson also qualified for the long jump finals, but reinjured his leg in one of the heats for the 100-yard dash and was forced out of com- petition. It was a poor day for the 12- member Drake delegation which failed to qualify in the 440 and sprint medley relays. How- ler, the Bulldogs.were expect- ed to make a strong showing today for the two-mile relay crown. Drake's Wayne Franklin in ;he high hurdles and Chris Van Auken in the high jump also 'ailed to make it to the finals. that put Cincinnati ahead to stay. Rettenmund's blast off reliev- er Jack Aker in the seventh was just frosting. "I wasnt swinging well tonight, so I don't really know how I got that he mused. Padres 3, Giants 2 Steve Arlin and Vicente Romo scattered six San Fran- cisco hits, calming down a San Diego mound staff that had been shelled for 80 hits and 52 runs in six losing games. And Dave Roberts, who had given the Giants a run with an error, got it back for the Padres with a game-winning, tie-break- ing single in the seventh. "I'm proud of my players and our fans because they nev- er gave said San Diego Manager John McNamara. "We had six outstanding plays in the outfield (including run-saving catches by -John irubb, Bobby Tolan and. Matty AIou) and Arlin gave us what we needed on our pitching strong innings out of a starter... He gave our bullpen a lift and I think win- ning took a lot of pressure off our team." Cards 7, Pirates G' "You-look around this locker room and you see .a lot of tal- the Pirates' Dave Parker said with a sigh. "There s no vay we're 'going to panic. There are 150-odd games to goi and a team will have its ups and downs. "Right now we're down and ve certainly aren't happy with an 0-5 start, but it's not the end of the world." St. Louis Manager Red Schoendienst emphatically con- curred. "Five losses don't mean a he said. "The season's too long." Roberts' three-run homer put Pittsburgh in front 4-2 in the third two-run dou- bles by Ted Sizemore and Ted Simmons in the seventh vaulted the Cardinals in front by two. Doubles by Ed Kirkpalrick and Richie Hebner for a run in the eighth and Richie Zisk s homer in the ninth lied it for the it was only a temporary reprieve. In the llth, Tim McCarver, Lou Brock and Reggie Smith singled and St. Louis had .the winning run. Astros 5, Dodgers 3 "Downing made a mistake off May said in a less- t h a n-m i 1 d understatement. "He's tough. I didn't know if we were going to get him for a while. He keeps you unbalanced at the plate. I. was just fortu- nate that the ball went out of the park." May's shot off sixth inning wiped out the 2-1 lead the Dodgers had eked out against winner Claude Osteen, who went to the Astros in the deal that sent Jimmy Wynn to Los Angeles. Osteen was shaky and needed relief help. Wynn went liitless. "After all the anxiety about pitching against my old team- mates, I can't help but say I wanted to get Wynn Os- :een admitted. "Tonight I was a little too careful. I was get- :ing behind the litters and then lad to come in with their pitch." National League East Montreal t. Louis Chicago New York Philadelphia >ittsburgh an Francisco Los Angeles :incinnati iouston Atlanta an Diego 2 2 West 5 L Pet. i.ooo .833 .667 ,7U .625 .571 .571 .375 .143 ill 3. Rick Freeburg ISO 1. Dennis Schultz 2. Jim Iman 3. Mike Bvington 56.9. 440 intermediate hurdles 1. Scott Not nsmeicr (UNr- 3. Bob S. 220 1. Al ....._.. ._....... _____ oil 3. RIcK Frncburg Three-mile 1. Rich Twedt 2. verne Dunsmore 3. Ron Peters Javelin l. Gene CMnandcr 2. Olson 3. Slevo High iate hurdles 1. Scott Nol- 2. Darwin wissink Schullz :55.B. l Morgan 2. Steve Friday's Games Cincinnati 14, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 7. Pittsburgh 6, 11 innings Houston 5, Los Angeles 3 San Diego 5, San Francisco 2 Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Montreal (Torrez 0-0 and McAnally 0-0) at Chicago (Bonnam 1-0 and Frailing 'Cincinnati (Billingham 1-0) at Atlanta (Morton p.m. Philadelphia (Lonborg 0-1) at New York (Matlack p.m. St. Louis (McGlothen 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Rookcr p.m. Los Angeles (Sulton 2-0) at Houston (Wilson p.m. San Francisco (D'Acquisto 1-0) at San Diego (Arlin 10 p.m. Sunday's Games St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 2, p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, p.m. Montreal at Chicago, p.m. Philadelphia at New York, p.m. Los Angeles at Houston, p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4 p.m. i (UN Pole vault i, Cevln Peterson 1. o between Kcllh Schmidt and Stovo Ford 15-6. Triple lump 1, Grog Olson 1, II cook 3. Mark Chnrdoullns Mike relay T. Northern Iowa (Stevo cscrano, Mlko Foretilc, MIKo Bvington, cnnis 3. Mnnkato State; American League East Baltimore New YOTK Milwaukee Boston Detroit Cleveland California Minnesota Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago W 4 4 3 2 West 5 3 L Pet. .667 .667 .600 .500 .-129 .833 .750 1 .600 .500 .333 .000 Friday's Games Boston 6, Detroit 3 Kansas City at Minnesota, ppd., rain Baltimore 5, Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 9, New York 1 California 15, Chicago 1 Only games scheduled Saturday's Games New York (Medich 1-0) at Cleveland (Tidrow 1 P.m. Detroit (Lolich 0-2) at Boston (Wise 0- Kansas City (Ratlin 0-0) 'Corbin p.m. Baltimore (Cueilar 0-0) at Milwaukee (Kobe! p.m. Texas (Bibby 1-1) at Oakland (Blue 0- P.m. Chicago! Bahnsen 0-1) at California (Lockwood 0-0 or May 10 p.m. Sunday's Games New York at Cleveland, 2, i p.m. Detroit at Boston. 2 P.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, p.m. Baltimore at- Milwaukee. p.m. Texas at Oakland, P.m. Chicago at California, s p.m. ALWAYS IN FIRST PLACE ._______ ______[ DID YOU KNOW THAT: On July 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Bill Sherdel strode out of the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen, in a game against the Phillies. Nobody was out and runners were on second and first. Sherdel threw one pitch. The batter, attempting to bunt, popped to Bottomley near first. Bottomley quickly threw to shortstop Cooney to. double the runner at second and Cooney threw to Hornsby, covering first, to triple the runner at first. One pitch resulted in a triple play. The only time ever, in baseball history.
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