Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Palmer Charges Into Tie for U.S. Open Lead
Player, Irwin and Floyd Also at 143
MAMARONECK, N. Y. (AP) — It was like a page out of the 1960s. There were graying Arnold Palmer and gutty, little Gary Player tied with two others for the lead and awesome Jack Nicklaus making menacing noises from six strokes back.
The long, lingering shadow of golf’s Big Three again fell across the U. S. Open Champion ship at Winged Foot today.
“I can’t consider myself out,” warned Nicklaus, his con fidenee unbroken by two uncharacteristic bogey rounds of 75 and 74. “The weather has been a piece of cake so far. Suppose the weather changes. It could be a real dog-fight.”
After two days of wrestling with the world’s finest golfers and going into the last half showdown today and Sunday, the half-century-old course was still the champion.
The challengers were glassy eyed.
Palmer, shooting a 70 reminiscent of his glory years, and Player, battling back from disaster with a blazing finish for a 73, were tied at 143 with former PCA champion Ray Floyd, who had a 71, and Hale Irwin, 70.
Floyd said, “I played over hell and high water. I never shot so poorly and scored so well over such a tough course.” The bespectacled Irwin finished with three straight bogeys.
The three-over-par score was the highest to lead the Open at the 36-hole point in 18 years.
A pair of 24-year-old youngsters who have never won a pro event, Tom Kite, and Tom Watson, were tied at 144, followed by Forrest Fezler and Bert Yancey, at 145.
Defending champion Johnny Miller, this year’s leading money winner with five victories and more than $200,000, took a quadruple bogey seven on the seventh hole, where he left the ball in a trap three times, for a 76-75-151.
“I peaked too soon,” he said afterwards. ‘‘For a year I was the best in the world, better than Nicklaus or Player, but I am not superman.”
Some of the most glittering names in golf didn’t survive the 153 cutoff point—England’s Tony Jacklin, 154; amateur champion Craig Stadler, also 154; former British Open champion Bob Charles, who later withdrew, 155; Bi)1 Casper, the winner of the Open in 1959, and two-time champion Lee Trevino, each 156.
But Winged Foot’s vaunted par 70—only tied by Player the first day and unchallenged by any of the others in the 150-man field—had to yield to a reinforced attack.
three tour victories came less than a week ago at Philadelphia, tied the Open record over this course with a three-under-par 67 and saved his place in the tournament with a 148.
Larry Ziegler shot a 68 and Frank Beard fired a 69 and wound up at 146. Bert Yancey also had a 69.
Palmer’s par round was the nerve stabber of the day Friday, sending his unquenchable army into raving hysterics.
The 44-year-old onetime fairway king from Latrobe, Pa., acknowledged that the surging, wildly enthusiastic crowd inspired him to extra effort.
“I know they are there—and they know I know,” he said. “Maybe they are hoping against hope.”
The 37-year-old Player, a very intense, serious practitioner with many of the coldly methodical characteristics of the great Ben Hogan, started
RULE, JAMIESON QUALIFY Jack Rule, jr., who played out of Cedar Rapids for several seasons, put a second-round 75 together with an opening 78, and made the cut with a 153. Jim Jamieson, the Quad-Cities pro, carded a 73 and is seven strokes off the pace at 150.
the second round with a one-stroke lead over the field, fell six strokes off par through the first six holes and then started scrambling back.
He refused to be shaken by events—a shot into a waste basket and a triple bogey seven almost before he warmed up— that would have drowned lesser men.
“You can’t afford to be shaken,” he said. “This course w'ould shake you right into the ground. This is a round of golf I will never forget as long as I live. What I did today was a miracle.”
After bogeying the first hole, Player hit his drive into a garbage can on the par three third, bogeying again, and then took a triple bogey seven on the fourth wrhere he hit what he called a perfect seven-iron shot over the green, landing an inch out of bounds.
By the time he reached the sixth hole, with another bogey, he had soared six strokes over par.
“I could have had nine straight bogeys. I am very happy to have played the last four holes in two under par,” Player said. “They are the toughest finishing holes in golf.”
He hit his approach shot within two feet of the cup on
No Challenge at Downs For Horn's Challenger
By Steve Allspuch
Fred Horn wa3 trying to maintain his cool and talk about what had transpired on the fast dirt oval of Hawkeye Downs Friday night.
But the veteran Marion stock car driver, who had just won his first late-model feature of the season at The Downs, finally conceded to the elation and satisfaction that has been over a year in the making.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in this spot,” obviously referring to the winner’s circle at the The Downs, “and it feels great.”
“The machine was really performing out there, but I think it can go even better once we work out a few more kinks,” he added.
Fred's machine is a new 1974
ing the Challenge Cup over a week ago.
“That was our first start with this car and after we got it in shape and some things ironed out, our whole racing team just knew it was going to be a dandy,” offered Horn.
After two yellow flags on the first two laps of the 25-lap feature the Marion veteran, getting a front row start on the outside, powered his Challenger into a lead he never relinquished.
In fact, as far aa switching goes, 2,750 paid customers saw the same eight cars that started in the first fours rows virtually play follow the leader throughout the race.
Ed Sanger, Bill Zwanziger and Curt Hansen finished in that
Four Homers in Major Open Play
Dodge Challenger that he put on or(jer behind Horn and that’s the track for !he first lime dur- ,tj,e way the first four stayed all
By Jack Ogden Major Open
Eastside Maidrite, which has Eastside Maiden
W L Pct GB I I lit — A 0 J OOO
One of the first to the pits to offer Horn congratulations was Irv Janey and the USAC driver, who is part of the Marty Sixt racing team that built Horn’s car, spoke with Fred about the car.
“We’ve been watching this thing grow from scratch and ifs nice to see somebody creep into the Chevy domination out here,” they agreed with wry grins.
Horn took his first feature win
played nine of its IO scheduled oohm.nn'Razors first half games, took a half- fflSJSjhiclirpA game lead in the tight Major [ronworktrs0 Open softball league race at ~
Ellis park Friday night.
But its showdown battle with 14 batters he faced before Larry in stride, but admitted he would
unbeaten Welty Way next Tues- Phillips hit a 2-out triple in the enjoy more visits to the win-
day will still be the key to first fifth ner’s circle.
half title hopes. j The only other hit off Tharp “We were patient with the car
was a leadoff single by Ron Findley in the seventh, but he was cut down on a game ending double play.
One Happy Fella
— AP Wirephoto
Arnold Palmer vented his emotions with a clenched fist after sinking a birdie putt on the 17th green during the second round pf the U. S. Open Golf tourney Friday at Winged Foot. Palmer fired a 70 and tied Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Ray Floyd for the lead at 143.
Norway Zips By Prairie
NORWAY—Paced by the two-hit pitching of Doug Himmels bach, the Norway baseball team smothered Cedar Rapids Prairie 10-0 in five innings to win its own Invitational tournament Friday night.
Anamosa won the consolation game over Cedar Rapids Regis. 3-0.
Norway, which is rated number one in the latest base ball poll for smaller schools, scored in every inning but the second to raise its season record to 21-3.
Himmelsbach struck out three and walked one, and the only hits he allowed were back-toback singles in the third inning.
Terry Fey* and Tony Fetter got the hits, but Craig Vo-troubek hit into a fielder’s choice to nip the scoring threat.
Kevin Miller had a pair of hits and one run batted in for Norway, and catcher Steve Wain got a single and a double with three RBI’s.
* * *
Freshman Chris Sc boon hurled a shutout for Anamosa, giving 1 it third place in t h e tourney. It undy Matthiessen was 2 for 3 for the victors.
CR. RMH .........OOO OOO 0-0 J 4
Anamosa #10 007 O-J 7 4
Quinn and Krelcl; School; and Sinker,
Norway ...... 204 12—10 9 0
Pi airt* , OOO OO— Oil
Himmelsbach and Wain; Fottor, Mvtrs (2) and Rick Hurlbert.
Confident Trojans Battle Miami in NCAA Title Game
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The;ment last Wednesday, taking ai “They have had their pitch-28th College World Series will |5-3 decision .hanks to a late jng problems,” said Fraser, have a fitting climax: old four-run rally. “But their experience in the fi-
guard Southern California
Maidrite is now 8-1 and Welty’s defending champs are 6-0. with four first half games to
The leaders pounded out 13 hits off Mike Parish in the first half of Friday’s twin bill to whip Pazour Motors, 8-1. Then Cartwright Carpets used just as hour and three minutes to hand the Ironworkers their fifth straight defeat, 3-5, in the nightcap.
It was home run night at Ellis as four balls cleared the fence in left or left-center, three of them in the Eastside Maidrite I win.
and if all goes well I just feel it can perform even better than tonight.”
Reger Dolan of lisbon won the
dut tin a a j u * 10-lap semi and Tom Rock o* Rod Meno rd proved what ^ k
ET^ games winning f ^
run as both he and Stephen R^id* *.t fast time at :24.86. wound up with two hits in three K LATE model trips.
Feature ; Marion; 2.
laps); I, Fred Sanger, Waterloo;
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Steichen singled to open the' Zwanziger, Waterloo; 4. Curt Hansen, j 7% j Dike: 5. Darrell Peke,
fourth and stole second, two out, Mefford singled him to break a scoreless deadlock.
against top-rated challenger Miami.
Southern California, 49-20, earned a chance for an unprecedented fifth straight title
Been Here Before nals wil1 make it 311 even con-“We’ve been here before so test.” we know what has to be done,” First-time series qualifier
E. Maidrite (8)
ab h rbi Perch, rf 3 2 i Greer, rf 2 0 Wheeler, 3b 3 I Staffo-d. ;b I I Lamnhier, p 3 2 O'Brien, !b I 0 D-ahozaUb p 3 t Albers, S3 4 I 4 I
die had homers for the winners fjjfnttwnjtu 3 0 while Dan Dalziel belted one out in the third for the only Pazour run. Otherwise, the losers were shutout on four them
ab h rbi
Gary Wheeler and Tom Gad- ’ %
on lour hits, two of in the infield, by Mike Lamphier and Dennis Drahozal.
Totals 34 is « E. Maidrite Pazour E — Daniel (2), Albers LOB—EM.,
Guthrie, if Daniel, ?b Dunn, ss Holland, cf Ford, 2b Steger lb Lone, lf Abraham, i Parish, p
Abraham 7; Pazour,
Lamphier. 38—Ferch. HR—Wheeler, Caddle, Daniel. SB — Dotzler (2), Guthrie, Anderson, Albers. SF—Drahoial.
_ , ^ . IP H R ER BB SO
ta t-w w . » . ,.., , Parish (I) . .. 7 1J I 4 I 2
Denny Dotzler was the hrttinCT Lamphier 3 1 i i j •
continued Dedeaux. “Of course Miami will pitch sophomore star however as he went 3-for - 4 } • -° 0 7
it will be a big asset that we right-hander Stan Jakubowski,
: J. i/o. 1 cl Cedar Rapids: 4.
With Verlin Eaker, C R.; 7. Kenny Walton, C R.; 8. Bill McDonough, C.R.
1st heat : I. Lem Blankenship, Keokuk; 2. Curt Hansen, Dike; 3. Fred Horn, Marion; 4. Verlin Eaker, C.R.
2nd heat ; I. Steve Kepler, Marlon; 2. Dr, Al Mayner, Winthrop; 3. John Wolf, C.R., 4. Bob Helm,
3rd heat : I. Kenny Walton, CR.; 2. Cal Swanson, Reinbeck; 3. Ron Hempstead; 4. Dan Dickey, Packwood.
Semi (lo laps): I. Roger Dolan. Lisbon; 2. Bill McDonough, C.R; 3. Jim Bur-
bridge, Delhi; 4. Perry flockier, Tiffin. Fast Time; Darrell Cake, J«24.86.
Feature; I. Tom Rock, Ataissa; 2. Ken ! DeGood, Iowa City; 3. Kenny Fenn, Wash-“ — jlngton; 4. Bob Dee, C.R.
... 51 1st heat: I. Bob Dee, CR.; 2. Bill Fuller,
310 1—8 j iowa City; 3. Roger Ockenfels, C.R.
OOO 0—1 2nd heat; I. Tom Rock, Atalissa,; 2.
Stieter, Ken DeGood; 3. Kenny Fenn.
8. 2B— i -
4, and Denny Ferch and Lam-
overall by ousting bav_e Playcd in lhe finals bc~ l6-2. aSainst Southern Cal.for- nhk.rbolh wcnt 2,for.3 for Mald. Illinois 7-2 Friday
HBP—Guthrie (Drahoial). WP—Parish PB—Dottier. O—Dave Nelion, Bill Wheel
er. T—I 20.
the 15th hole and to within 5^
Hubert Green, whose latest of on 8ie getting birdies
on both. Driving into the rough on the closing hole, he pitched short, chipped to within six feet and sank a tricky putt for his par.
“I really enjoyed that putt,” he said afterward.
Palmer, whose last major victory was the 1964 Masters, said a victory in the Open herc| would bring a new lift to his life.
“It would mean a great deal in a lot of ways, but more for a personal reason than anything I
could gain in business,” he said.
Asked how he planned to prepare for the third round Saturday, Amie said: “I don’t plan
to stay up all night and live it up, I’ll probably drink a beer, work on my clubs and go to bed early.”
and 10th ____ 0
Southern Illinois 7-2 Friday ow*
night. “Our record in the finals is 9-
“We just have to play ourjl* 50 we have something going ball game to beat Miami,” said!f°r us. Our players think they Southern California Coach Rod can win. We are not cocky, but!only two days rest.”
Dedeaux. “They don’t makejwe are confident.” j jakubowski has pitched two
mistakes, and don’t beat them-j Miami drew the bye after!complete games and surren-selves. We saw that in our first three teams were left with one dered only two earned runs, meeting.” defeat, and Hurricane Coach| A fjve-run first inning that
Miami, 51-10, handed South-; Ron Fraser feels the extra day featurecj two walks, three hits w ers<
em California its only defeat of: of rest will help in the crucial ancj a costly error started ^arp turned in a fine per
the double-elimination tourna-pitching department. Southern California rolling prj- mance’ putting down the first
day night, and Mark Barr took it from there.
ma. I rite.
“He has done the job for us. * * *
so far,” said Fraser. “He’s won The other homer came in the two series games, and one with second game when Roy Steichen
belted a 2-run shot in the fifth inning that broke up a tense scoreless pitching duel between Cartwright’s Charlie Tharp and Ron Findley for the Iron-
WEST UNION—Lyle Bush-kofsky slammed a three-run homer in the third inning and pitched Elkader Central to a 14-4 baseball decision over Sumner here Friday in the opening round of the Hawk Invitational.
In the second game, Rick Sch-mudlach lashed a 2-RBI double to send Fredericksburg to a 3-2 topping of host North high. Finals of the tourney are set for .. „ , - - . . ,6:30 Saturday night, preceded
Findley (L) 7 4 3 3 • 5 , ., , ° v
PB-Abbott. u—Bill Lenwey, Nelson, by the consolation game.
Ironworkers (B) ah h rbi K. Findley, lf 3 0 0 M, Jones, 3b 3 O 0 R. Findley, pill Bums, cl 3 0 0 O'Connell, lb 3 0 0 Phillips, rf 2 10 B. Jones, ss 2 0 0 Ferguson, 2b I 0 0 Abbott, c 2 0 0
Cert wrights (3) eh h rbi Strichen, lf 3 2 2 Reed js 3 0 Oi1 K. Jones, cf 3 0 0 Mefford, 3b 3 2 1 Dickinson, lb 3 I 0 Weaver, c 3 0 0 Hale, rf 2 0 0 Benhart, 2b 2 0 0 Thorp, p 2 10
Totals 22 Ironworkers Cartwright's
Totals OOO .. OOO
E — Jones DP —Cart. I. LOB — I W , Cart. 3B—Phillips. HR-Slatchen. SB-Steichen
IP H R ER BB SO Thorp (W) ..... 7 2 0 0 1 4
Astros Strand Ten Runners, Lose 6*2
Gave Up Nine
The senior right-hander gave up nine hits, but won his fourth
straight series game over two
years. Three double plays C e d a r|tor Perez struck out, Fred Mims smothered Southern Illinois
simply couldn’t!lashed a sharp single to ieft J comeback c uuces.
come up with the big hit when with Taverns holding at third.LJduri^Uie whole "town* they needed it, and the result Taveras scored on afael Tatis’1 • ■ * * - —
., BURLINGTON—The Rapids Astros
was a a 6-2 defeat at the hands sacrifice fly to center.
Mack Helps Valley Top Guttenberg 8-5
GUTTENBERG - Mick Mack tripled and Valley tallied four runs in the sixth inning without benefit of hit, to top Guttenberg, 8-5, in high school baseball Friday. Perry Muser homercd for Guttenberg.
Valley .. Guttenberg Frlodarlch,
210 004 I—I OI I 300 0—5
Mack (4) and Bullkofer; K. Davit, A. Davit (4) and Sid Summtr, Tim
IM. Linn 11-1 Jolt
TROY MILLS - Cal Wilson tossed a four-hitter and Dong Wyman collected three hits, ineluding a double, as Springville whipped North Linn, 111, in high school baseball Friday.
Sprlntvilla 140 005—11 I 5
North Linn ..... IOO OOO- I 4 5
Wilton and Gogal; Light, Howland (3)
of Burlington Friday night. ..Typical of the Astros’ ill fortune was the first-inning action, leadoff man Tom Hima opened with a single, and second baseman Calvin Portley reached on an error.
But at thalt point Alejandro Taveras hit into one of three Burlington double plays in the course of the evening, and the threat was all but squelched.
Bees’ starting pitcher, John Brownlee, who owned the best won-loss record on the Burlington club, is being sent to the parent Oakland A’s class AA farm club in Birmingham, Alabama. He closed out his Midwest stint by scattering eight hits and striking out four.
'The Astros, however, placed men on base in nearly every inning, and it was their inability to bring them home (ten were stranded in all) that cost them the game.
Taveras began the fourth inning with a single, and he promptly swiped second. After Pas-
ment, and tonight it not only cost us a game, but a shot at In inning five, right fielder; the title,” said Southern Illinois Jorge Moreno singled and stole Coach Richard “Itchy” Jones, second, and he reached third on1 “We made some bad plays in an error by catcher Jim Marsh, the first inning and Southern After relief pitcher David AloiiCai hit with men on base,” walked, Rima grounded into an- a d d e d Jones. “It s that other double play, but Moreno simple.’’
scored. j —-
The Astros now travel to Quad Brokel s Triple Aids Cities for Kames Saturday and M wernon «•:_ 6_4 Sunday nipht, and they return mt- vernon vvn' home Monday against Danville. MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Burlington (4) upped its East Iowa Hawkeye 4 I I conference record to 3-1 by cdg
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Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago California Minnesota
Friday's Games Minnesota 8, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 2, Chicago I Kansas City 4, Detroit 3 Texas 7, Milwaukee 2 New York 5, Oakland I California 4. Boston 3, is Innings
Friday's Games Chicago IO, Houston 7 Atlanta 4, St. Louis t San Diego 5, Montreal 4 Los Angeles 3, New York 2 Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 4 Saturday's Games Houston (Griffin, 7-2) at Chicago (Frail-ing, 4 5), 2:15 p.m.
Los Angeles (Rau, 5-1) at New 'York (Stone, 2-4), 215 p.m.
Philadelphia (Lonborg, 7-5) at Cincinnati (Billlngham. 4-4), 7 p m.
San Francisco (D Acquisto, 4-4 or Caid j well, 7-3) af Pittsburgh (Reuss, 5-4), 7:05 i nm.
St. Louis (Siebert, 4-3) af Atlanta (Capra, 5-2), 7:05 p m San Diego (Grief, 2 8) at Montreal (Torrez, 4-4), 8:05 p m
Saturday's Games Minnesota (Blyleven 54) at Cleveland (Johnson 3-2), I p m.
Kansas City (Fitzmorrls 6-2) at Detroit (Coleman 4-7), 2:15 P.m.
New York (Medich 7-4) at Oakland (Biog 5-4), 4:30 d rn.
Chicago (Bahnsen 5-7) at Baltimore (McNally 4-5), 7:30 p m. I
Milwaukee (Wright 5-7) at Texas (J.
Brown 5-2), 9 p m, I ( , .
Boston (Lea 7 5) at California (May 0-jWaterloo I). IO p.m.
Minnesota at Cleveland, 2, t p m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 1:30 p m.
Chicago at Baltimore, 2 p m.
New York at Oakland, 4:30 P.m.
Boston at California, s P.m.
Milwaukee at Texas, 9 p.m.
Sunday's Games San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p m Los Angeles at New York, 2:05 p m San Diego af Montreal, 2:15 p.m.
St Louis at Atlanta, 2:15 p.m. Houston at Chicago. 2:15 p.rn Of*
Philadelphia at Cincinnati
Wis. Rapids . Appleton .. Cedar Rapids Dubuque ....
Cedar Rapids (2)
ab h rbi
Rima, cf Portley, 2b Taveras. si Perez, 1b Mims, lf Tatis. 3b Floyd, c Moreno, lf Reneger, p
Alo!, p Gonzalez, rh I
Alfero, p Brown, ph DeLeon, p
0 Moore, 2b 0 Budaska, It 0 Woods, cf 0 Izzell lb
0 George, rf
1 Marsh, c
0 Keoueh, ss 0 Ingalls, 3b 0 Brownlee, P 0 Tronerud, p
ing Clear Creek 6-4 in baseball ®; action Friday. Steve Brokel hit 5 a two-run triple for the winners.
0 Clear Creek .... 010 003—4 6 2
1 MI. Vernon SOI 110—4 4 4 0 Mougin and Stockman; Brokel and Van
Totals 34 9 I Totals 33 9 4 Cedar Rapids OOO HO OOO J
Burlington 020 300 IOX—4
E — Moore, K eough, Moreno, Marsh, Floyd, Rima, I Clef). DP—Burlington, J. LOB—C.R , IO; t.. 4. 28—Izzell, George. )B-Marsh. SB—Taveras, Tatis, Moreno, Woods, Cooree. SF—Tatis.
Rennlnter (L, 3-5)
Biownlee (W, 4 1) Tronerud
3< * 8
2* j 0
I I I 0 4*1 I
MHP—Wands (by Alfero).
niger. T~2:37. A-S02.
North Linn Girls
TROY MI LLS-Teresa Dolan. Bam Sauer and Jaimie Busier each hit home rims to lead North Linn to a 20-10 pounding
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Los Angeles ..
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Quad Cities Decatur ...
Danville Clinton .. .
Friday's Results Appleton at Clinton ppd rain Burlington 4, Cedar Rapids 2 Wis. Rapids ll, Waterloo 7 Dubuque at Decatur ppd. rain Quad Cities at Danville ppd. rain Saturday’s Games Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities Clinton at Dubuque Burlington at Appleton Decatur at Wis. Rapids Danville at Waterloo
R ER BB SO
? i o o of Springville in girls’ softball j Friday.
Springville 420 20-10 5 ll
WP—Ren- North Linn 743 31- 20 13 51
Barnes and Craft; Kinley and Light
^ Chuck Klein enjoyed a fabulous six years
with the Philadelphia Phillies, 1928-1933. Here's what he did: batted .360, .356, .386, .337, .348 and .368; hit 11 home runs, 43, 40, 31, 38 and 28; batted in 34 runs, 145," 170, 121, 137 and 120; was most valuable player 1931-1932; hit safely in 26 straight games from May 18 to Jun# 17, 1930, then came back to hit in 26 straight games later that same year. All of these accomplishments and Klein is not in the Hall of Fome.