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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - June 17, 1973, Albuquerque, New Mexico Palmer Boros share open Lead Oakmont a. A Arnold Palmer and Julius Boros drawing on skills from other decades of golfing greatness stormed into a four Way tie for the third round Lead in the United states open Golf championship saturday. The two veterans each older than the oldest previous Winner of this famed event latched three under Par 68s under ominous skies and were tied at 210 with mop haired Jerry heard and lanky Longshot John Schlee. Heard an easy going 26-year-old, scored an Eagle three in route to his Brilliant five under Par 66. Schlee had a 67 to move into a tie at three under Par for 54 holes Over the wet and soggy Oakmont country club course. Tom Weiskopf Winner of three of his last four starts was just one stroke Back going into the final round of this most prestigious of All the worlds Golf championships. Tall Tom romped Over the 6,921-Yard layout with a 67 for 211. Joining the logjam near the top was the irrepressible Lee Trevino the rags to riches Guy who started his drive to millionaire status with his 1968 Victory in this tournament. Trevino put together a 70 and was tied at one under 212 with dour Bob Charles the new zealand lefty who had a 72. Cake player of South Africa the Leader through the first two rounds stumbled with a string of five bogeys in one string of seven holes and went to a 77 and 214. Jim Colbert just one stroke off the Pace before the third round started also had his difficulties. The Jaunty Little Man bogeyed his first three holes journal sundal Juno 17, 1973 Page Al and finished with a 75 for 213. Jack Nicklaus the defending Champion and pre Toumey favorite to win his fourth american National championship stumbled Back in the pack on a rash of missed putts. He had Only one Birdie As he took a 74 for a 214 tot a1-four Back of the leaders. The huge gallery that flocked to this historic course in the Pittsburgh suburbs a site of Nick Lausz 1962 u. S. Open playoff Victory Over Palmer a were treated to a rare sight. It was Borosz Amble and palmers charge and they stayed dead even. Boros a Paunchy old Guy and the idol of the Over age set has been Nick named a old Man River by his younger companions on the pro tour for his deliberate unhurried gait and smooth fluid swing. His playing partner was Palmer the Quick striding one time King of the game who is hoping for a comeback to the greatness that once was his. They played with different styles in the Slop and goo of the course made wet and heavy by morning Rains but the results were the same. There was Boros with that picture swing and Palmer with his hitching of pants grimaces and smiles a wave to the Gal Lery for the standing ova tin at the 18th Hole. A those birdies on the 10th and Lith kind of got me going a said Palmer who has won Only once in the last two years and who has been the suit Jet of countless golfing obituaries those two finished a string of three consecutive birdies for the slope shouldered master from the nearby Hills of Latrobe a. He started the string a reminiscent of one of his charges of old a on the 480yard, Par five ninth. He put his second shot in the Fluffy rough at the right of the Green surveyed the situation with a frown then hit the stick with his Chip. He tapped in a six Inch Birdie putt and was on his Way. He lashed an Iron to within to feet of the 10th and made the putt and on the Lith he holed a monster he called theist Ance so feet a Over the Swales and valleys of Oakmont a undulating greens. He had a couple of More chances coming Home but could t make them. A i got a Little Lucky one some of the Early holes a he said. But even with the Luck he bogeyed the first missing the Green and could have double bogeyed the eighth. He was in a Bunker on that one and left it in the Sand on his next swing. He climbed out beat the wedge on the wiry grass in f frustration and then went to the pit again. This time he authored a Beauty the Ball flashed out to within two feet and Palmer made the putt for bogey. Two Brilliant Iron shots set up front Side birdies. He punched a Short Iron to within three feet on the fourth and made a Deuce from Only two feet on the sixth. The 26-year-old heard one of the brightest of the Yound stars on the pro tour said a tip from Trevino helped him enormously. To played just horrible the first Day a he said a and Lee told me my clubs were too Light. So i weighted All my Irons and went in the pro shop and bought a new Driver. A a in be never done anything like that before. But i was playing so badly i decided to blame my clubs instead of it must have worked. The key to his round was the Eagle on the ninth. He reached the Green with a three Wood second shot end holed a putt from about 20 Yards this ones making and twisting Over two Levels before dropping Home. He also birdied the third from 15 feet made it from Loo the 11th and tossed a Little nine Iron shot to within six feet of the Flag on the 14th. That put him in a share of the Lead but he lost it with a bogey on the next Hole where he visited one of the 187 Sand traps that pit this old course. But he got it Back immediately Canning an 18-footer on the next Hole and cruising Home. A a in be never been in position to win a major Cham continued on e-3 All sports title by hands Down bad year at Unm for some strange reason the Western athletic conference does no to Salute an All sports Champion at the end of an academic year. Most major conferences do. But perhaps the wac feels it would be a waste of time to Send Brigham Young an annual award. In much of the history of this still Youthful league Only by or new Mexico would have been serious contenders for this mythical Crown. New Mexico even High amp inside with journal sports editor Leroy Bearman won the thing a few times in the Early years of the league when its football Cross country basketball Golf and track teams were winning titles. But even when by was making a mockery of such tabulations the Lobos were normally in second place. So while it is no Surprise that by would have run away with the All sports title for the 1972-73 seasons it is surprising to see Arizona and Arizona state jump healthily ahead of the Lobos. Since the wac does no to compile the figures the journal decided to try its own tabulations. The divisional setup in baseball could be one reason the league office stays away from this kind of foolery but it was decided the Only Way to rate baseball was on a comparative basis. This gave the Southern division a decided Edge but even though by was rated behind both Arizona state and Arizona in baseball the cougars still walked away with the title with a Low score of 21 Points. By won five wac titles during 1972-73 a in outdoor and indoor tracks Cross country Golf and wrestling. The cougars also tied for second in both football and basketball and their poorest finish was a fifth place in gymnastics. Arizona edged Arizona state for second place 32-34, despite the fact the wildcats won Only one title a in Tennis a while the Sun devils were winning three a in football basketball and baseball. Asu was Hurt by a seventh place finish in wrestling and a sixth place finish in swimming. Arizonans worst finish was fifth in wrestling. New Mexico won titles in gymnastics and swimming but a sixth place finish in football and a pair of sevenths in indoor and outdoor track pulled the Lobo total Down. Utah whose High finish was third in Tennis was next with 58 Points followed by Colorado state with 62. Then came Wyoming with 74, just one less than cellar Dweller Texas Elpaso despite the fact Uter did no to compete in five of the la official wac sports earning it a maximum number of negative Points in those sports. Csc and Wyoming also neglect competing in a couple of official sports. Albuquerque a Don Perkins the former new Mexico continued on e-3 s i a Arnold Palmer bends to his Knees raises his Putter and displays i jct some body English after just missing Birdie putt by inches on the 17th Hole during third round of the . Open saturday at Oakmont a. Palmer shares the Lead with three others going into today a final round up telephoto English 13,000 fans see to Birds win by 32-6 by Leroy Bearman journal sports editor with More than 13,000 fans seemingly having a picnic professional football got off to an impressive Start in Albuquerque saturday. Behind the passing of Sal Olivas the running and catching of Larry Korpitz and the kicking of Joe Hartshorne new Mexico s thunderbird won their first game in the Southwest professional football league 32-6, Over the los Angeles Mustangs. Olivas threw touchdown passes of 21 Yards to Korpitz and 22 Yards to Mike Smith and set up a quartet of Field goals by Hartshorne As Well As another Korpitz to. While it was undetermined How much of the crowd How much took advantage of the numerous free tickets that were handed out it was simple to Tell that those in attendance enjoyed themselves. The thunderbird coached by former new Mexico assistants Gary Sloan and Leon Fuller had the visitors shut out until the final minute and a half when los Angeles hit on a 62-Yard pass run for its Points. Hartshorne kicked first period Field goals of 25 and 23 Yards and Korpitz ran Over a touchdown from one Yard hit As new Mexico a first professional football team jumped out to a 12-0 Lead in the initial Quarter Hartshorne added Field goals of 20 and 34 Yards in the second period for an 18-0 halftime advantage. Olivas the former new Mexico state Ace who spent five previous years in this league with san Antonio found Korpitz open in the end zone in the third period and connected with former Oklahoma receiver Smith in the final stanza. The opposition from the Mustangs who did not win a game in six tries last season makes it difficult to judge How Well the thunderbird might compete in the Sefl. They go on the Road next week to tangle with a Good Phoenix team. But the to Birds did seem enthusiastic and Well organized for their opener displaying prowess on Voth offence and defense. In the first half los Angeles could manage but two net Rushing Yards and 26 total Yards. Meanwhile Korpitz who 4 played Lin the Shadow of Fred Henry at new Mexico had 53 Yards in 11 of 23 passes for 122 Yards. Olivas got some Fine catches from Smith and Allen Lay whose total football experience was at Manzano High school. In addition to Hartshorne place kicking the to Birds showed that they have an excellent punter in former Rio Grande and Eastern new Mexico Ace Ray Maxey who boomed some Long beauties in the second half. Los Angeles netted but 38 Yards on the ground All evening and its passing yardage of 161 was helped immensely by that 62-Yard to in the final minutes. With Korpitz picking up 99 Yards in 16 attempts the to Birds had 165 Yards on the ground. Olivas completed half of h s 36 passing attempts attempts for 267 Yards while substitute Tony Bulone completed but one of five throws for four Yards. Korpitz caught seven passes Worth 81 Yards while Smith bagged six for 89 and Lay make his two receptions Worth 61. New Mexico a massive fullback Henry White had 33 Yards Rushing in five carries before a knee injury forced him out of action. White will undergo surgery this morning. The to Birds Vail play the remainder of their Home scheduled at Wilson stadium a Public school facility which seats just Over 6000. If enough of the fans who seemed to enjoy themselves saturday come out for the remainder of the schedule the amount of hard work put into launching summertime football in Albuquerque will pay off. St Gaines gains former University of new Mexico standout Bob Gaines cuts lose on a 31-Yard punt return Early in the game As the new Mexico thunderbird prompted to Victory Over the los Angeles Mustangs. Coming in to make the Stop for the Mustangs is end Richard Ellison. Journal photo by Jerry Mccullough Prefontaine hits 12 53.4 Bakersfield Calif. Apr Steve Prefontaine came within a hair of the american three mile record and Len Hilton stunned the stars in the 3i e As the two distance aces Aba titles at the 85th National Ama cd r athletic Union track championships. Prefontaine was clocked in 12 53,4 to barely miss the american Mark of 12.53.0 by Gerry Lindgren. Moments earlier the surprising Hilton used an unknown late sprint to win the mile in a lifetime Best 3 55.9. Hilton running for the Pacific coast club is known As a Fine three Miler with Little late Speed but his last 220 was Quick enough to overhaul Pace setter Marty Liquori who ran second in 3 56.8 for his Best Mark in two years. Chuck Labenz nit with injuries the past two years startled the experts also by running 3 58.0 for third. Doug Brown of Tennessee waited until the final 20 Yards before racing past Barry Brown to win the steeplechase. Doug a 21-year-old olympian last year was timed in 8 26.8 to come within four tenths of a second of the american record with Barry no relation running 8 27.1. The Marks were nos. 2 list behind Sid sinks american Mark. Then two time defending triple jump Champion John Craft won his third title in succession Here with a mighty leap of 55-8. The 26-year-old Craft came within 3% inches of the american record of 56-0 set by Dave Smith at last years olympic trials. Barry Mcclure the runner up in the National collegiate championships last week was second Here in 544ft for a career Best Milan Tiff the 1970 aau champs was third at 53-Lhi i he top two americana in each event in this meet qualify for to . Team which will compete in a series of dual meets in Europe this summer. Earlier in the meet Cary Feldmann of club Northwest threw the javelin 265-3 on his final throw to Cap Ture the event ahead of defending Champion Fred Luke who had been leading at 264-4. Feldman said he was a amazed and thankful i could win because i sprained both Ankles three weeks former Oklahoma state speedster Jim Bolding competing for the Pacific coast club raced to a lifetime Best of 49.2 in Captur Huckabee wins Golf . Apr dub Huckabee a Skinny Sophomore from Monahans tex., won the southwestern menus Amateur championship at the club Campestre Here with a final round one under Par 71 that gave a winning total of 287. Ciudad Juarez Mel of tap to Corm in tilt Finotti Day of the southwestern Amateur men s god championship 73-72-71�?285 Monahans Tai. John ahead Roth 2-73-71-71�?-287 flan Francisco Guy culls 71-Jo-77-72�?210 Bunn. Tee we Barf 72-79-72-71-290 Latu. 71-7v49-77�?291 ing the 440-Yard intermediate hurdles. Bolding was also timed at the Stainer 400-meter distance at 48.8, the second fastest time Ever recorded by an american. American record Holder Ralph Mann the olympic Silver medallist last year ran seconding 49.6 with Mcaa Champ Robert Prie Maux of Texas third in 50.2. Bakersfield. Cai i apr summaries of saturday s event in the 85th National Mac men s track and Field championship at Bakersfield memorial stadium javelin a i Cary fal Meim Auh Northwest. 265-3 i Fred Luke club Northwest 763-4 3, Robert Kauv Oki brute to 26211 Bob Wallis army. 255-7 5, of Martin twines see 2434 6, Jack Bacca by a 239 7 three mile walk a i John Knif Ioa by a 21 36 4 2, Ken Laird by a 21 Asi 3, Bill Kenney unattached 21 49x1 4, Robert Henderson army 22 00.t Larry Wiker Beverly Hills strides 2202.2. 6, Bill weight Colorado to 22 035 steeplechase i drug Brown Stonee see. 1 26 8 2. Berry Brown Florida to 8 27 1 3, Jim Johnson dub Northwest 8 33 s 4, Antonio Villanueva me Nee 8 37 it 5, j Trees dare West Valley to 8 39j 6, Dennis is them floods to 8 425 triple jump a i John Craft u. Outage to 55-84, my maw record old Mark 54-7, Craft 1972 2, Barry Mcclure Middle Tea teases 54-44 3 Milan Tiff Cal Imer Nadon Ai 53114 4, James buts. By strides s3 94. A Ken Mcbryde by pioneers 531. 6, Clarence Taylor Forest tot he of 52-44 a Soowal Junior collate record old Mark 52-0, Ralph Byrd Chabot Calif 1973 440-Yard intermediate hardies a i Jim Bolding. Pacific coast cub 49 2 my meet record old Mark 493, Ralph maim 1970 2, Ralph Manti by strides 496. 3, Robert prunes Tut Texas Sci

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