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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 2, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Purr of antique engines Calls pros Littler Nichols by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Charlotte a when Gene Littler and Bobby Nichols pack the Golf clubs into the locker and take a break from the professional Golf tour. Ifs time for a Little rest and relaxation which in their Case Means sweat grease an expenditure of Many Man hours and not an inconsiderable amount of Cash. Both Littler and Nichols Are avid antique car buffs Littler specializes in Rolls Royce while Nichols Hobby is a bit More modest to a Chevrolet Man All the Way i grinned. 1 guess that ought to Tell you something about my Golf As compared to Gene s. He collects Rolls royces and in be got Chewie a Enterprise classic Field largest yet by Benny Phillips associate sports editor a total of 559 golfers the largest Field Ever a made the saturday noon deadline and Are entered in the 16th annual Enterprise Golf Cassie there Are 427 entered in the men s division of the classic which begins next saturday with play on two courses. Oak hollow and Blair Park women open play in the classic tuesday at Oak hollow and 53 Are entered there Are 79 entered in the Junior and sub juniors divisions with play beginning a week from tuesday at Oak hollow the men s division of the classic is a 72-Hole event while the women and juniors divisions Are for 36 holes the women play tuesday at Oak hollow and thursday at Blair Park the following week the juniors follow the same order the men meanwhile play two rounds at Oak hollow Ami two at Blair Park again this year Stair Park has been selected As tournament Headquarters ladies classic pairings mho Kudo my Timm pos Momin a pow a a a go a it Amft loft Oovi a . Enfin ate lao it lft4avl my n l a Quot a a a 91-01� soften. Wkly a a born. Of tit of to est Tow off by Ift pitl Smit. Merge my it. Joy Nim fun Helen under-�04 ill la gift fun. Ouk Tooer xxv Oft tits 041% vender v 2s-Ju&Ltift Bunyett Gold Nam on. Glo it a King is of try a it gym Dot by Crow Der Hytt fun Kennedy. Ben aft a f 4j-k.t�y a n but Oft it Hul a to. A Aiea be Ftp. Joy tit j a it hmm a to to by Bur a mfr Aftret ail left Al oif Toft Cress. aft to 99-f my he inner mrja an Suimui Phalli Goodman la Hedrick to Oil but cry let a a a Tow a pro or off tit Gurr to. In Quot it Adamio 19-Kftt left a. Is Wen bin for a ton. Oft Lone Oft Yil Jean mad Ftp to 11-Llnoft mrs a. So of try a Murf Oft a whinny of tuft ail Tim to 2�v��� Kaw. San for ring ton. Tuck a Crft hts d the 559 golfers made the largest Field Ever in the tournament the old record was set in 1967 and 467 golfers teed off and the event was played Over two courses for the first time the first Enterprise classic was held in 1959 there were s3 golfers entered and 75 teed off in the 54-Hole tournament. Marvin Boggs fired a 7i-7s-7s-224 total to win the event edging Bud Kivett by two strokes Boggs won again in 1962 Kivett. Meanwhile won the tournament in 1961 and 1971 Roger Watson is the Only three time Winner of the classic taking the title in 1969 at the age of 17 he won again in 1963 and a third time in 1965 Bill Hoover put it Back to Back in 1966-6? to become a two time Winner along with Boggs and Kivett single year winners of the tournament include Jim Ward 1964. Steve Byerly. 1968. Gene Jones. 1969. Tom Case or 1970. Freddie Smith 1972, and Don a Merton 1973, Bill Hoover a tour round score of 275 in 1967 is the tournament record Hoover carded a 70-67-68-70 for the blistering 275 the women s division of the tournament is Only three years old Jan dts que of Jamestown won the 36-Hole tourney with a 15? year before last and last year Vada Keever carried Home the championship hardware. Tuesday at Oak hollow mrs. Keever tees off with Cran Farrington and Tucker Crawford in the final threesome at to 28 a in. After tuesday s round at Oak hollow a medallist Wilt be determined and the women golfers placed into flights according to their scores. There will be a championship and five flights with trophies going to the six winners and six runners up plus the medallist. Pairings and starting times for the men and juniors divisions will be announced this week. Golf notebook in Jim Pettit i a a to not a collector by any stretch of the Littler protested i be got a 1929 Rolls and a 1958 Rolls but that s a Long Way from being a collector. He also owns a 1965 Jaguar in mint condition a live always liked cars a Littler said �?�1 got interested in Rolls roves about to years ago. Though. It s a lot of fun the old Rolls Are built so Well you can really appreciate what went into them. It s expensive but you be got to consider it an investment too. The cars will Only appreciate in the future a Littler first venture into Roll Boyce restoration was a 1924 Model. Quot it needed Complete restoration and that a what we he recalled. A i kept it for a Long time but then i sold it. In be always regretted that i did. The 1929 i have now is just about completely original though even Down to the seat both Littler and Nichols agree that the cars Are for driving and not just for show of. Yes. I drive mine. A litter said quickly. Quot i Don t want anything i can t drive the 58 you can take about anywhere but you wouldst want to go a Long ways in the 20 i m sure it d run forever but if something did happen you d have a couple of problems getting it Quot i drive mine Nichols head pro at Firestone country club. Agreed a i just Plain enjoy driving them. I be never wanted anything like the Dusenberg or cords because you re talking about 135-40.008 and then it s something too valuable to drive. I have a 39 and �?~40 Model and that a the Era i like. 1930 or 1940. I Don t want anything from the 20 s. I guess two it All Iti get because my wife says that a enough. She might let me get one More if it s a Good buy. Though. He winked Littler too. Noted he a always in the Market for a bargain either Here or overseas. Quot i got the 58 Over there but the 29 was bought in san Loretto Calif a he recalled a you know most people so nuts on so hitting slump ends panthers season associate sports editor High Point St. Joseph. To. A after watching High Point College for two games in the naia world series a Spectator might have wondered if the Panther hitters had something against their pitchers. For the second straight seventh to break a tie that Lee Trevino olt of trap Tregl ble blasts Ball out on Quail hollow s 13th Hole Ftp a Fth Fml Day. High Point wasted a Good pitching Effort and by doing that was shocker out if the double elimination tournament Point Park of Pennsylvania put the death touch to pc by a 2-1 count saturday afternoon this time it was freshman Billy Sorrell who Felt the Lack of batting support rom his teammates the panthers managed just three singles giving them eight hits for the two games also for the second straight game the Panther batters struck out 12 times left hander Rick Muse did the Job although he was relieved in the top of the ninth when High Point loaded the bases. Muse walked the first two men of the inning and gave Way to Jeff Levels Point Park held a 2-1 Lead alter scoring in the last of the run. Like the other off Sorrell was unearned Greg Birko singled one of seven hits off Sorrell after two outs Lou Able hit a Fly to deep left Center that Danny coins let hit off his Glove for a two base error High Point threatened in the ninth when Terry Terrill and coins walked to Start the inning Otis Pewter sacrificed Terrill to third but coins was for red to second while Foster was Safe at first Bobby Worthington walked to Load the bases Weyels struck out designated hitter Dennis Harris and fielder Alan Brumfield s bouncer to the Mound or the final out Point Park scored first in the fourth when High Point committed two infield errors the panthers tied it in the sixth when Charlie Burrell scored from third on a wild pitch with seven under Par 65 whistling heard leads Kemper Charlotte. No. I apr Jerry heard an easygoing Guy who whistles while he works birdied four holes in a Row. Ambled past Lee Trevino with a seven under Par 65 and moved into a three stroke Lead saturday in the $250 too Kemper open Golf tournament heard who finished first second and third in a string of three tournaments beginning at the Citrus open earlier this season put together a three round total of 200, the Best on the tour this year that is a whopping 16 under Par tor three trips Over the 7,085-Yard Quail hollow country club your see an accommodating layout that has yielded the lowest scores of the year not Only was heard s score the Best on the tour this season so was the Over All scoring the High Man in the Field for three rounds had a 215 total one under Par. It was the first time in Many years a perhaps Ever a that the entire Field sported sub Par figures Bob Menne who his t made expenses in the last couple of years and has just enough bankroll for Gas Money to the next Stop tied Trevino for second place in the Chase tor the $50,000 first prize in this a designated tournament a one of three events on the schedule this year in which leading players Are required to compete Trevino who had set the course record with a 64 in Friday s second round went to a 69 and a 203 total Menne had a steady 67 in which he did no to make a bogey and did i miss a Green Billy Casper Hubert Green and j c. Snead were another shot Back at 204. Asper had a 67 he said he did t deserve a in a playing just terrine a he said a i shouldst even have made the Cut. A a Green had a 68 and Snead a 69 in the hot. Muggy almost windless weather at 205 were Gibby Gilbert Kemper scoreboard on Page 3c Hay Floyd and Bert Yancey Floyd and Yancey matched 68s. Gilbert had a 70. Young Tom Kite a tour Sophomore and the first Man off the tee matched Trevino s course record at 64 and moved into a Large group at 206 to under Par that put 14 players locked with in six strokes going into sunday last round a they Way they re playing the course a heard observed. A i in a Long Way from being Safe i be got a Good Chance of course but a lot depends on How i get started australian Bruce Crampton was seven shots out with a 69 207 with most of the rest of the game s great names spaced out still further Back. Jack Nicolaus had another 69 and was eight strokes behind at 208 Johnny Miller. A five time Winner this season matched Par 72 for 210. Masters Champion Gary player also had a 72 and. At 214. Led Only two men in the final Field of 72 Arnold Palmer and Tom Welskopf failed to survive the Cut for the final two rounds heard. 27. In his sixth year on the tour one putted to times on the massive carpet smooth greens that have helped produce the exceptionally Low scoring heard who usually whistles softly to himself As he strolls Down the Fairway took command with a 31 on the Back nine five under Par. That broke up a massive logjam in which seven players had led or shared the Lead at one time or another he d holed a pair of Birdie putts of 2g-25 feet or the front nine the bolted into the Lead with his string of four consecutive birdies beginning on the i Kab Hole Habegger holds Natwic Lead Kernersville Larry Habegger s 69 on Pine tree Golf course was Good enough for the first round Lead in the National association of women in construction Golf tournament trailing Habegger Are Jack Bruner and Joe Robertson at 71 and four others at 72 including de Clarkjr. Wayne Lewis wave Mcgee and arils Pike second round play will begin today at 12 40 p m for information regarding times participants Are asked to Call the Pine tree pro shop Enterprise Section c sun., june 2, 1974 the pioneers came into the tournament with 20 games played half the number pc had run through this year but As two years ago. High Point ddn t have the big play when it counted a we can t play out said a dejected Panther coach Chuck Hartman we had the tournament jitters this is a Young club you re talking about a lot of sophomores and juniors but we did t play Well today we took ten called strikes in the first two innings when you give up one earned run in two ballgames and lose them something is wrong. A i can to understand How we could have played so Well in the first game and then come Back with As bad a game As we had today. It s almost Hartman explained his thinking in the ninth with runners on base a we wanted Otis to bunt because we did t want to take a Chance on a Popup or a double play a he said a we wanted two runs a Worthington is a clutch hitter and a hit up the Middle would have gotten us two runs if things had worked like we wanted. When they a hitting on 30 High Point Al a s. Suf re if tot the mlle co no w Imp la Art in 2� of try at by ml0 n a Mitt it soft re surfed p Point Park at r it Ciao j o i o Lese 3 0 10 30 10 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 30 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2y�i% i r3 it Amin a to do get left Loney of c it pc i 3� Mcgwire Al i o Merer c 3 0 mute p of a Veit p of a 0 4 i 4 0 40 4 i 4 0 4 0 tit Titi a a i i Matilt 33 j i highpoint Momi 0m Point Park. Of we a a Bra a my Burrell mute. Amp Oft ii a can it it it so a a a Rifting ten j lob Wpc a up t pitching Summa is in h b cd by % Sorrell a to 0 i i 0 i mute a Ibi a i i 0 3 i aet i i 0 0 0 1 color of scoreboard birdies red thrives at Kemper by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Charlotte a Jack Nicklaus Shook his head in amazement at the sight of the blood red scoreboard at Quail hollow country club saturday. Red the color of Birdie numbers was getting an unbelievable workout once More a a in be shot 70-69-69 Here this week a Nicklaus said a Small frown breaking through a and in 90 per cent of the tournaments we play that would be in a position to win but this time in a kicking a dead the Golden Bear eight shots behind pacesetter Jerry heard added a it s like running the table in Pool. You can do it every now and then but not every time. Maybe next time it la be my turn to run the table but that does no to mean i like to have to play like although Nicklaus was Well Back of heard several others Are in Fine shape to catch the Kemper open Leader should he show any signs of faltering in today a final round of the $250,000 designated event. Lee Trevino and unknown Bob Menne Trail at 13-under, three shots Back followed closely by Billy Casper Hubert Green and j. C. Snead at 12 under. Ray Floyd and Gibby Gilbert Are in Contention at la under. Trevino a Friday course record of 64 was matched saturday by Young Tom Kite who pulled himself to to under. Dave Hill fired a six under Par 66 and is at to under but was also somewhat disappointed. A you mean i went out and shot a 66 and did t gain one stroke on the Leader in a going to take up croquet. This Golf game is crazy a he quipped Caspers five under 67 was laced with several Good saves. A i was very very Lucky saving myself around the greens a he noted. A i should have missed the Cut the Way i m playing in a swinging badly. In a really just waiting for the wheels to come off. I be Only had two bogeys in 54 holes but i d hate to draw a map of where i be been this week a Menne a 32-year-old. Five year Veteran of the tour pointed out that he a playing the Best he has since 1970 when he lost a playoff to Trevino in the National airlines open. A in a not afraid to hit the Ball hard now a he stressed. A this is my Best 54-Hole score and i la be trying to remain patient trying not to make mistakes. I won t be playing conservative but just playing within Snead who missed a Short Birdie putt on no. 18 but finished with a 69, was disturbed by the noise coming from the following group heard Trevino and Gibby sub red on 3c the one that got away has Jerry heard gnashing his Teeth Kemper Leader disgusted after missing Birdie on 15th Hole

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