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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1991, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tues., april 16, 1991 can Attr sports in sports plus Page 3d a Center Point Urbana sprinter sets lofty goals a Prairie wins sportsmanship award again the Natiw a a scene Jim . Golfers have lost Edge a give me Golf clubs fresh air and a Beautiful partner and you can keep the Golf clubs and the fresh air. A a Jack Benny. Augusta a roundabout Way that immortal line from or. Benny tells you Why american golfers done twin the masters any More. Simply put their minds Are elsewhere. A major like the masters is to tournament Golf what cutting a Diamond is to cutting your Lawn. Unlike the stops on the pea tour you done twin a major just because ifs there. No winning the masters demands precision patience and imaginative flair and most important of All the kind of stubborn Pride that refuses to Settle for second Best. Unfortunately precious few american golfers today fit that Bill of particulars. Those that do a Jack Nicklaus Lee Trevino and Tom Watson come immediately to mind a Are reaching an age where their skills or the nerves or both will desert them somewhere Over the course of four grueling rounds. And few in the generation behind them distracted by the easy Money that makes millionaires out of even mediocre players seem prepared to succeed them. And so for chauvinists who still believe the Only Good Golf being played today is in California or Florida and a few Points in Between the news sunday from Augusta National was All bad. Adding in welshman Ian Woosnam a Victory europeans have now won seven of the last dozen masters including the last four. The end is not in sight. Woosnam is Only 33, As Are two other members of the so called european a big six Quot a England a Nick Faldo and Germany a Bern hard Langer a and the oldest of the foreign Bunch is 36-year-old australian Greg Norman. Granted seve Ballesteros seems and recently has been playing much older than 34, but Jose Maria Olazabal another Brilliant spaniard who was runner up to Woosnam on sunday is Only 25. By contrast the youngest american to put a real scare into Woosnam during sundays final round was 39-year-old Ben Crenshaw who wound up third at 9-under. Sure Steve Pate age 29 finished with the same total and fellow americans Jodie Mudd 30 and Andrew Magee 28 finished just another stroke farther Back but who from that Trio would you have backed against Woosnam in a playoff and just about every other american who mounted a credible threat at one Point or another during this years tournament is already pushing 40 or on the Long Side of it Nicklaus is 51 Raymond Floyd 48 Hale Irwin who tied for fifth is 45 Lanny Wadkins and Tom Watson who shared third place with Crenshaw and Pate Are both 41. A couple of other americans who might have met the Challenge a fuzzy Zoeller Larry Mize and Mark Mccumber a were heard from but Only briefly and faintly at that. Curtis strange probably the Best this country can Muster for a major on any Given Day remained mired in his slump. After sundays round Watson who Clung to Woosnam until the 72nd Hole before falling Back was asked to explain the european domination at the masters in recent years. A i guess a he said simply a a they re better but Watson was not guessing. The big six already have six Green jackets Between them seven if you expand the group to include enigmatic Scot Sandy Lyle and most of the members of that group Are just hitting their stride. And none of their american contemporaries appear prepared to get in their Way. Jim Litke writes for the associated press. Late Homer sinks shot lifts Appleton by Mike Koolbeck Gazette sportswriter after getting sawed off twice earlier Chad Strickland thought he might get an inside fastball. He did. Strickland a two run Home run in the top of the ninth inning carried the Appleton foxes past the Cedar rapids reds 4-3, monday night in a Midwest league baseball game played before 304 fans at Chilly memorial stadium. The reds 1-1 Host Appleton 1-1 again tonight at 7. George Day Drew a Lead off walk to open the Appleton ninth. Strickland then launched a l l fastball from Mike ferry 0-1 Over the left Field Wall for his first professional Home run. A i was pretty much looking for it a said Strickland of ferry a High and tight pitch. A a they a been busting me in with fastballs All night. I broke two bats. A i just made the adjustment started my swing earlier and hit the Ball out in front of the the reds had taken a 3-2 Lead in the Bottom of the eighth on Jamie Dismuke s bases loaded two run single that chased Appleton Southpaw Francisco Baez off the Mound. Dismuke also had a sacrifice Fly in the fourth inning that gave the reds a 1-0 Lead. Right hander David hierholzer relieved Baez and got out of the inning when motor boat Jones flew out to left and Danny Perozo hit into a double play. Hierholzer 1-0 retired the reds in order in the ninth. A i was pretty Lucky to get a couple of runs and get the first vulture win of the season a said hierholzer Kansas City a 38th-round draft Choice last june out of Kansas state. A last year i was the closer at Eugene a said hierholzer who was 4-5 with nine saves and a 2.23 Era for the Northwest league club. A a after Strickland a Homer i sat on the Bench and thought a in a the offensive player Here. They have to swing the bats. All i have to do is throw Gazette photo by Annie o Neill Appleton Catcher Chad Strickland left Waits with Ball As Cedar rapids Amador Arias Heads for the plate monday night at memorial stadium. Arias was out. The foxes beat the reds 4-3, on Strickland s ninth inning Homer. Magic claims record tops Robertson Saba assists Mark Inglewood Calif a magic Johnson the conductor of a a Showtime for the los Angeles lakers since 1979, surpassed Oscar Robertson As the a bad a career assist Leader in monday nights game against the Dallas Mavericks. Entering the game Johnson a three time league map needed nine assists to break Robertson s record of 9,887. Johnson tied it with 6 46 left in the second Quarter setting up James worthy for a Short jump magic Johnson a a that a my Job to hold the that also is the role expected of ferry Cincinnati a no. 4 draft Choice last june out of Auburn. A that was not the same Mike ferry we saw in Spring training a said Cedar rapids Man Ager Frank Funk. A the was a Little nervous maybe and was overthrowing. He did no to have command of his breaking stuff and his fastball was High. But hell be right Back out there again when we need a Short Appleton had taken a 2-1 Lead in the eighth inning scoring two unearned runs after two were out. Jeff Clarke lined a double to right Field the first hit off reds starter Larry Luebbers since the second inning. Clarke scored when Cedar rapids please turn to 2d c r shot. He got his record breaking ninth assist with 5 44 left in the period lobbing a pass to Terry Teagle who made a 15-foot jumper from the right Baseline. The game was stopped and Johnson received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 17,505 at the forum and hugs from his teammates. A a in a like to first of All thank All my former teammates from Kareem Abdul Jabbar on Down Jamaal Wilkes Coop Michael Coope Norm Nixon a Johnson said. A without them putting the Ball in the Basket there would be no record Here. A a in a also like to thank lakers owner or. Jerry Buss because if he Hadnot drafted me id be playing somewhere else and probably have the the game was not completed at press , Panfil win at Boston Boston apr for the first 92 years of the Boston Marathon no african runner won the race. Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya ended that drought in 1988, beating Juma ikan Gaa of Tanzania by one second in the closest Boston Marathon Ever. Monday the 32-year-old Hussein won again the third Victory by an african in the past four years. This won easier than three years ago. Running a smart controlled race staying with the Lead pack throughout Hussein was timed in 2 hours la minutes 6 seconds beating Abebe Mekonnen of Ethiopia the 1989 Champion by More than 50 Yards. Mekonnen came on fast in the closing Miles and overtook Andy Ronan of Ireland in the final mile finishing second in 2 11 22. Ronan was third in a personal Best 2 11 27, while favorite Douglas Waki Thuri of Kenya Winner of three straight marathons Over the past two years wound up sixth in 2 13 30. The women a favorite Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway also was badly beaten losing for the first time after six victories since 1985. The women a 1-2 finish was the same As at the new York City Marathon in november with Wanda Panfil of Poland the Winner in 2 24 18, the second fastest Ever by a woman at Boston and Kim Jones of Spokane wash., the runner up. It was the first Victory by a polish runner a Man or woman a in the Boston Marathon. The top two were followed by Uta Pippig of Germany Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport Maine Kamilla Gradus of Poland and Kristiansen. Unbeaten Chison spoil Yankees Home debut new York a once again the Chicago White sox Are making the biggest splash in baseball. The team that surprised everyone last year by chasing Oakland until the end stayed the Only perfect team in the majors this season sloshing past new York 6-5, monday and spoiling the Yankees Home opener. Not until Bobby Thigpen struck out Steve sax with the bases loaded on the final pitch did the White sox escape the Daylong drizzle. They left the Field soaked but satisfied with their fifth straight Victory. A steady rain that delayed Gen. Colin Powell a first pitch for a half hour and fell All afternoon did not Dampen Chicago a Best Start since 1982, when it won eight in a Row. The White sox have won this year in Baltimore Detroit and new York a they baseball roundups Page 20 done to open the new Comiskey Park until thursday. A a we be been Lucky especially playing All these games on the Road and playing in bad weather All the time a White sox manager Jeff Torborg said. The announced crowd of 50,891, which included thousands of no shows on a Day in the mid-40s, did not include George Stein Brenner. He is banned from the owners Box and from running the team. Many of the fans that did show up were gone by the ninth when the Yankees scored once off Thigpen on two walks and Pinch hitter Scott Lusader a two out single. Pinch hitter Jim i Leyritz walked on four pitches to Load the bases before Thigpen fanned sax on three pitches. Notre Dames Phelps retires a photo kenyans Ibrahim Hussein Breaks the tape to win the 95th Boston Marathon monday in 2 hours 11 minutes 6 seconds. Perhaps the most Gallant performance a by a Man or woman a was by Samuelson who is slated to run in the All Iowa festival of races in Cedar rapids May 4. The 1984 olympic Gold medallist and american record Holder who had not won a Marathon since beating Kristiansen at Chicago in 1985 in 2 21 21, the american record had come into the race with much trepidation after a two year absence. In her last Marathon she was a disappointing ninth at Boston in 1989, in a race won by Kristiansen. Afterwards Samuelson fought Back tears. Quot i did no to have the Day i wanted a Samuelson said then. A a in a duly humbled. Ill be beset by injuries illnesses and the birth of her second child Samuelson had to wait two years for her comeback. Monday her goal was not necessarily to win but just to break 2 30 and be competitive again. She did it easily clocking 2 26 54. South Bend ind. Apr six weeks after ending one of his worst seasons at notre Dame Digger Phelps ended his College coaching career. The flamboyant Phelps ended months of speculation on monday when he announced his departure from notre Dame after 20 years of coaching the Irish to some memorable victories but never to a National championship a for the last two decades its never been a Job a Phelps said at a news conference on Campus. A every Day even with the ups and Downs was like Christmas Day where you opened up the present you wanted last season was anything but a present. The Irish hit by a rash of injuries fell to 12-20. It was Phelps worst season since notre Dame went 6-20 in 1971-72, his first with the Irish. Digger Phelps Phelps who led notre Dame to 14 Mcaa tournament appearances but reached the final four Only in 1978, offered no regrets and gave no indication that the pressures of a losing season drove him to step Down. A ifs time to move into the next decade a said the 49-year-old a please turn to 4d Phelps

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