High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 19 1974, Page 54

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 19, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Cannonade finishes Distant third Quot current Quot too Swift in Preakness All alone out front in Little current jockey Miguel Rivera pilots the 99th Preakness Winner a wire photo Baltimore a his Trainer Calls him a one run horse. And that one run made Little current a runaway Winner saturday in the $209.-000 Preakness. A this is a one run horse a Trainer Lou Rondinello told jockey Miguel Rivera. A wait wait Rivera waited cooly even when Little current could t get through with five sixteenths of a mile left. The patience paid off Little current stormed through on the rail and ran away from the Field which included Kentucky Derby Winner cannonade. At the finish he was seven lengths in front of Longshot neopolitan Way with cannonade another length Back. A winning the Preakness was the one thing i really said owner John Galbreath. Who added that Little current definitely will run in the Belmont stakes. He and Trainer Rondinello also wanted Rivera to ride Little current who had finished fifth in the Derby with a big stretch run under Bobby Ussery. Rondinello said he and Galbreath had asked Sigmond Sommer and Frank a up Anchor Martin Rube the great a owner and Trainer for permission to take Rivera As their first Call rider. Rivera who Rode Little current to a fourth place finish in the Blue grass also credited his Good. Friend Angel Cordero with playing a part in getting the Chance to win the Preakness. Cordero who had Ridden cannonade in the Derby and Preakness had Ridden Little current in his first nine races. A i Don t speak too Good English but i want to say thanks to or. Galbreath and Angel Cordero who steered him to outsider neopolitan Way was second and Kentucky Derby Winner cannonade was third ahead of Jolly John. Who was another Longshot ibb High Point Enterprise sports sunday May 19,1974section d for a time in the upper stretch it appeared cannonade might keep alive his chances for the triple Crown but those chances evaporated in the final eighth of a mile As Little current simply ran away. Bucko a bid s Hopes for the Preakness vanished when he stumbled coming out of the Gate and threw rider Don Macbeth. Macbeth apparently was unhurt. Little current who had finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby after making a big stretch run. Beat neopolitan Way to the finish by a widening seven lengths neopolitan Way finished a length in front of cannonade who was three quarters of a length better than Jolly John the time of 1,543-5 for the 13-16 Miles tied the clocking of Nashua in 1955 and made the 99th Preakness the third fastest. Cannonero la won in 1 54 Flat in 1971 and secretariat was timed in 1 542-5 last year. Little current owned by John Galbreath returned $28 20. $15 40 and $7.80 to his backers in a crowd of 54.911 on a sunny Day neopolitan Way owned by Elizabeth f Thomas paid $22 and $10. And John m. Olina cannonade paid $4 to show. The Victory for Rivera was Sweet coming on the heels of his loth place Derby ride on Rube the great and the puerto rican earned the Victory with a Beautiful ride on the Chestnut son of sea Bird. It was the first Preakness Victory for Galbreath. Who had seen his Darby Dan Silks carried to Triumph by Chateaugay and proud Clarion in the 1963 and 1967 derbies Little current s win was Worth $156,500 both the Gross purse and the winners share were Preakness records in spoiling cannonade a shot at the triple Crown. Lit tie current who had been Ridden by Bobby Ussery in the Derby won his second race in the eight starts As a 3-Vear-old and third in 12 outings in his career he now has earned $198,022 this year and $207 192 for his career Newton Wood out Duel weather Huga Field by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Thunder lightning and a Quick downpour pounced on the last foursomes in the High Point Golf association tournament saturday but very Little else could catch up with Marcus Wood and Ernie Newton. The two go into today a final round of the Huga tied for the Lead at two under Par 142, two shots ahead of first round co Leader Howard Cooper and Young Craig Hodges. Newton posted his second straight round of 71 Over the Moody Blair Park layout while Wood shot 72 after a first round score of 70. A i played pretty Good except for the fifth Hole a Newton boys basketball and Golf coach at Allen Jay grinned. A my Caddy played that Hole for me. I got a triple bogey there. After that i played about three Newton started out with birdies on the first two holes then let a two footer slip away for a bogey on no. 3. Then came the tilt on no. 5. A i hooked my tee shot out of Bounds a Newton recalled. A a it a been my Only bad Hole All he came Back from it to record birdies on nos. 9, 12 and 14. This is newtons first time in the Lead of a major City Marcus Wood goes for Ball tied for Huga Lead at 142 sch Khats by Sonny he do it Ock tournament and he admits it s a different feeling. A i m playing about As Good As i can play but these other Guys have a lot More experience in these tournaments than i do. I might go out and shoot an 80 Wood had trouble Early in his round double of obeying the first Hole. A i played terrible a he sighed. A i just scrambled All Day. I Only hit 13 greens. I had a real Good Par on no. 15, though. I hit it in a ditch behind a clump of Trees on the right Side and hit a 9-Iron out that landed 12 feet from the Wood shrugged off his position As co Leader. A sunday ill just try to play As Well As i can. It s kind of like Howard Cooper says just hit it out there and let it fall where it Cooper climbed to a 74 starting times championship 11 so Zachary g Flowers g Smith o Cag. K 12 of Rowan. J. Odell. A Weaver m Owens r 12 07 Williams j. A Forward. E Adderton o a Dewart. B la u Hoover. B. A Little. F a Cooper. H 17 i Hodges. 6 a Wood. M a Newton e is flight la 21 peace n Hill. C Coon. R Hedrick m la 35 Rush. H a Perks. M a Wilson. A Byerly s la 42 Midriff c. A Hedrick j. A Cook t Ayscue h All other flights same is saturday pairings and starting times championship Emit Newton 71 71-147 Marc Wood 70-72-142 Howard Cooper 70-74-144 Craig Hodges 74 0-144 Freddie Little 75-70-us Bill Hoover 72 74-146 Bruce Dehart 7374-147 Don adder ton 7375 i 4 Eddie Forward 74 74-us Jerry Williams 77-70--14 Ray Owens 74 75 144 Henry Weaver 7 73�? i and Jerry Oden 70-74�?150 Jack Powell 76 70 150 Doug Smith 70-70-150 Ken Eagle 75-76�?151 Gary Flowers 73-70�? Isi Gary Zachary 71-73�?151 first flight Harold Ayscue 75-77�?152 Tim Cook 74 71 152 Jack Hedrick 77 75-152 Claude Midkiff 73 70-152 Steve Byerly 7770-153 j w Wilson 70-77�?153 Mel Parks 75 70-154 Harold Rush 7771 155 Mike Hedrick 77-0�?157 Roger Coon to 80�?151 Charlie Hill 74-l62 Norman peace 7i-i0�? too second flight Jack Wrenn so 71-151 Jim Barve 1074-154 Bob Silman 70-70�?155 Jim Spivey 12 74�?iso Ron Campbell 077-157 saturday. A the putts just drop a he said. A i had about 34 of pm when i made one i Felt like i stole the Hole a Hodges a former Enterprise classic Junior division Winner was four under at the turn and five under after la holes before running into difficulty at no 16. A i played Well except for that Hole a he said a i thanked one out of Bounds into some Guys Yard. I was in too much of a hurry i guess and wound up with a six. I Felt like i d be Okay if i got past 13 and 14, and then i thanked it at 16 a Hodges had one of the Best putting rounds of the Day finishing with 29 putts �?�1 got a new Putter this week a Burke Blade Putter which is real Short and lets a a Newton on 30 John car or 76-ti�? 157 w l Flower 1-77�?15 Larry builds 81-77�?15 Charles Whittington 82 77-159 Aubrey Bottom 79-0�?159 Harold Hutcherson 82-77�?159 Jim Tolbert 82-7�? Tao Jim Blackburn 82 ti�?140 Neete Winter 80-81 a Lei Glen Walton is 81-162 Richard Teague Io-2�?162 Ray Cooper 281-163 Phil Butler 62 1-163 ted Harris 2 �?170 Thibo flight Ralph Wyrick 83 79�?159 Ray Herndon 84 79�?163 Roy Chilton 84 79-163 Bill Anderson 4 1 a 165 Grady Cook 4 2-166 j p russe t 3-84-167 Palmer Barrett 3 85-168 David Lotom 4-5�?169 Carrell Bowen 85-89-174 Dean William 85-90�?175 fourth flight Donnie Wood 87-85�?162 Steven Herndon 86-79�?165 Wayne men 7-11�?167 Tommy Sullivan 87 1�?168 Gary Burton 87-83�?170 James Foster 8 82-170 Hoyt Ingram 73�?170 Shelton Warner 6-4-l70 Dies Carter 88-84�? 177 James Harris 7-85�?172 Larry Johnson 90-83�?173 Worth Hedrick 77�?174 Bob Matheny 9 6-175 Joe Vanhoy 17 89�?176 Zoni Tutterrow 19 88-177 Charas Teague -90-it ted Wagoner -92-10 5 p Homey 90-93 183 Joe co 6 104-190 fifth flight Here e Dean 92 3�?175 Leon Lecoun 95-82-177 Leon Byerly 92 86�?17 Clarence i 91-90-11 Greg Herbert 949-113 Wes Hutchinson 91-92�?13 Jerry Queen 97-�?15 buddy Brooks 91-95-16 Phil Kinsey 1034�?17 Loyd Gregory 9m01�?192 Henry Gonne tile 103-95�? 198 Jim Pettit 105 93�?198 Ken Brackett 104-97�? 201 Howard Cooper ponders putt in second round of Huga tournament photo by to 1 Foyt s challengers fail in attempt at indy pole Indianapolis a -a.j. Foyt As Cool headed a rider As Ever came Down a Texas Trail will Start his 17th Indianapolis 500 mile race from the front Row pole position the 39-year-old driving master from Houston had to wait a week before being absolutely sure but he had a grandstand seat saturday As one big gun after another tried to dislodge him from the no. I position he corralled in first round trials seven Days ago. He had blitzed the ancient Indianapolis motor Speedway with a four Lap average of 191.632 Miles per hour a far better than any of the 14 other Drivers who made the lineup with him that Day. But to others remained among those still eligible to Challenge in the final round All tried and failed As a 33-car lineup was finally completed. It remained for another texan likeable unlucky Johnny Rutherford to Post the second fastest Speed of time trials in saturdays rain interrupted session Rutherford. 37 of it Worth Rode his team Mclaren car to Miles at a Speed of 190 446 mph unfortunately hell have to Start 25th in the 33-car lineup he Wasny to among those eligible to shoot for the pole on the final Day he had blown an engine in practice last saturday morning and failed to make it to the qualifying line before the la a m deadline. He said then and Courtney a Shadow is Nicklaus fort Worth. Tex apr scrambler Chuck Courtney now a Leader by two strokes looked Over his shoulder at the threatening figure of Jack Nicklaus a a you re always aware of him. Very aware of him a Courtney said saturday after his Long Birdie putt on the final Hole had preserved a Par round of 70 and a 54-Hole total of 206 through three rounds of the $250,000 colonial National open Golf tournament. Nicklaus generally regarded As the greatest player in the game today and Holder of a record 14 major championships closed up with a 69. At 209 he was just three behind the Leader and one behind Little Rod curl alone in second with 71�? 208 a a few years ago a Courtney said a everybody always wanted to know a what a Ben Hogan doing a now it s the same thing with Nicklaus. A everyone wants to know what he a doing everyone is aware of him. And no one is More award of him than i Ani those three Courtney curl and Nicklaus were the Only ones in the select Field of designated players Able to break Par for three rounds of play in a swirling wind that saturday gusted to 30 Miles an hour. Tom Weiskopf the colonial open scores fort Worth to a third round scores saturday us la $250,000 colonial National open Golf tournament in the 7,142-Yerd, Par-70 colonial country club course Chuck Courtnay Rod curl Jack Nicklaus Tom Weiskopf Hale Irwin Julius bores Hubert Green David Graham Gray player Gary Mccord Lay trevo Larry Hinson Monty Kaser Steve Meinyk Dan Sikes Orville Moody Woody Lionel Hebert Rik Massengale Bruce Delm Lee elder pave Hill Jim dam 70 66 70�?206 70 47-71�?208 71 69-69 209 7o68-72-210 65 72 73-210 69-70 73 211 68 7071-212 73-69 70-212 74 6 70 -212 72 74 64-212 72 69 71-212 67 72 72-212 73-7364-212 72 69 72-213 71 6 74-213 69 72 72 213 68 72-74-214 71 73-70 214 71 72 72-215 71 7173-215 71 69 75-215 72-73-70 74-7071 215 315 Chi cd. Rodriguez 7271-72�? 215 Tom Watson 7 369 73 215 Gay Brewer 72 6 tsp 215 Mike Morley 72 73 70 215 gees Ewing 7649-71 216 Bart Greene 7174 71 a 216 Bud Adin 74 68 74 216 Larry Nelson 70-7373�? 216 Bobby Nichols 68 73 75�? 216 Dave Stockton 70-7175 216 Bobby Mitchell 75-7170 -214 John Mahaffey 76-69 72 217 Mason Rudolph 74 66-7/ 717 Ken still 72-71-74 217 Dale Douglass 7370-74-217 Lou Graham 74 72 71 217 Butch Baird 69 7672 �217 Jim Simons 74-72 71-217 Tom Kite 737173-217 Homero Blancas 74 69 74-217 Larry Ziegler 70 74 73 217 Phil Rodgers 69 77 71 217 j c. Snead 74 68 76 -21 Bob Payne 71 7374-21 Frank Beard 69 7574-21 Artie Mcnickle 75 70 73 21 Don bits 72-7274 -21 Bob Menne 73 6-7-21 Kermit Zainey 71-74 73 �?�211 defending Champion who had a 72 under the blazing Texas Sun and Hale Irwin with a 73, were tied at car 210. Both said they Felt they had an excellent Chance of winning the $50,000 first prize a a in a still right in there a said Weiskopf. A i feel like my bad round is behind me a said Irwin a in a anxious to get out there again tomorrow. Let s get it on. In a ready to masters Champion Gary player of South Africa had a 70 and was tied at 212 with Lee Trevino. Trevino had to Birdie the final Hole for a 71. . Open Champion Johnny Miller withdrew after shooting an opening 78, Arnold Palmer failed to qualify for the final two rounds. Courtney an a year tour Veteran who a Long been known As one of the games outstanding scramblers had to resort to his specially to retain his Lead before a massive gallery of some 30,000. He was in and out of trouble almost constantly. He was in the rough once visited two Sand traps on the same Hole was in the Woods More than the squirrels that play through the huge Pecan Trees and twice had to one putt for bogey. A i was All Over the place a Courtney said. A my Putter definitely saved me. Definitely. He one putted for bogeys on the sixth and 12th holes Only once failed to get it up and Down when he missed the greens holed Birdie putts of 20 and 30 feet to retain the Lead and stretched it to two shots with a 35 foot Birdie putt that Hung for just a tantalizing moment on the lip of the cup on the 18th Hole before dropping in. Panthers play state Charlotte it has been a Long wait for . State before the Mcaa District baseball playoffs so what would be better than practice game to keep the old eyes in focus High Point College coach Chuck Hartman thinks its a Good enough idea to get his na1a District 26 winning team together with the Wolf pack for an exhibition game tonight at Myers Park stadium. The panthers beat state Early in the season when state was without the services of Tim Stoddard and Monte Towe because of basketball obligations. The game will serve As a testing ground for some of the Panther pitchers who did t get to work in the District tournament which ended Friday in greens Boro. It will also give both clubs a Chance to work on some of the things they want to do. State is on its Way to Mississippi while High Point is headed for Green Wood s.c., for the area playoff. It is scheduled for wednesday through Fri Day. The Winner of the area goes to the National round in St. Joseph to. He repeated saturday that he did t think he was treated fairly Rutherford who set track record speeds of 199,071 mph and 198 413 for four laps last year might have done even better when he finally got his Chance he made his run alter the track had been shut Down for 3 hours and 37 minutes because of rain a the conditions weren to the Best a Rutherford said a but it realty does t matter we run for the pole though i would have liked to have smoked him Foyt just this one of the to Drivers eligible to shoot Foyt Down three year Man Mike Hiss of Tustin Calif., made the Best a and most unexpected try. The 32-year-old sex collegian wheeled Roger Pensker a no. 2 Mclaren four laps around the 2�?~ a mile Oval at an average of 187.490 m p h to Nail a front Row spot beside Foyt and Wally Dallenback who was Foyt s chief challenger last week thus the front Row for next sundays 58th running of the worlds richest Auto race will have three time Winner Foyt on the inside of the three abreast lineup with the 37-year-old Dallenbach in the Middle and Hiss on the outside. Dallenbach qualified a Patrick racing team Eagle at 189.683 m p h., but must Start the race with a Gas gulping oversized Turbo Charger. Fifteen Drivers had made the lineup a week ago and there was some reshuffling of positions in the first half of saturday s runs Gordon Johncock the 1973 Winner and 1969 Champion Mario Andretti both made the second Row As Mike Mosley a front Row qualifier last week lost three positions in the shuffle. Johncock 37, from Phoenix ariz., had been considered the most Likely challenger to Foyt. But the stubby 14-year driving Veteran could do no better than 186 287 m p For his four laps. Later however Chiel Steward Tom Bluford ordered Johncock s Patrick racing team Eagle impounded he said a a Tell tales gauge indicated the possibility that Johncock s machine had exceeded the maximum 80 inches of pressure allowed in its Turbocharger Binford said tests would be run sunday before any announcement would be made of whether the car was Legal a we needed much More practice the outspoken Johncock said a the Speedway shortened the practice time allowed this year and Ever time i looked around it was indy 500 lineup Indianapolis Iasi heft is int tentative partial lineup or in is minion Voo Mike rave at int Indianapolis mete Speedway May a a based on Lim trials May 11 and saturday of a v will continue until me 33 Van i j is tilled and the 33 tastes tars will of the Darters first Rev a j Foyt. Houston tel no 14, Foy Coyote 19 637 in p n Wally Dallenbach East Brunswick no no 40 Eagle 0�tennaus�f 189 6 j Mike hot is Tustin Cano 68, Mcfiren offenhauser 17 490 second Row Gordon Johncock photo an no 20, 16 27 Meno Andretti. Nai Arem Ano s. Eagle 186 027 me Money Clermont to no 98, Eagle Ohe Haviser 185 720 third raw Bobby unset Albuquerque n Mno. 48 Vagit Ohe Nauser is 176 Tom Sneva. Sprague Wash no 24, Kingfish Ohen Hauff. Is 147 data Hobbs. Upper Bodd Notor England no 73, Mali run Ottn Hauler in 833 fourth raw dutch Simon Salt Lase City. A Inbe 44 Fey Eagle us 502 Oary Bettenhausen Monroe a lad no i Mclaren offenhauser 14 497 Jimmy Caruthers Anaheim Cut no i. Eagle offenhauser 184 049 fifth Row George Snider Bakers eld. Calif no ill Poy Coyote. 13 993 san Wanner Dayton Ohio no 77, Mclaren Ottenhausen 183 927 Sieve Kristi of Parn Spany no no. 40, Eagie offenhauser 112 519 sixth Row Bill Vukovich Fresno. Calif be 4, Eagle offenhauser 182 500 Jerry Grant Irvine Calif. No is Eagle offenhauser ill 7l Lloyd Ruby Wichita f a is. Ta., no 9, Eagle Otoe Nauser ill 699 seventh raw Jerry Ken Manchester a no 42, e Agit offenhauser 11 452 Bill Simpson. Hermosa Beach Calif. No i. Eagie offenhauser i 941 Pancho Carter Hunt Igloo Beach co lit., no. Ii Eagle Otter Hau a 180 605 eighth a a a John Martin Long Beach Calif no. �?�9, Mclaren offenhauser ii 406 Tom Bigelow Whitewater Weno 27, Volute offenhauser Iso in Rick Mother. Laguna Beach ciif., no. 41, Coyote Foyt 179 991

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