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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Gas City golfer lays claim to Alberto amateur crown Graham fails to crack under Alexander's pressure Monday, July 10, 1971 THI IRMMDGI HERALD 7 Dy PAT SULLIVAN Herald Writer Don Graham stood silently ott the edge of the 18th green at Henderson Lake Sunday and watched Keith Alexander roll B two-foot putt past the hole enabling Graham to win the Alberta amateur golf champ- ionship. Graham, 30 years old of Medi- cine Hat, had just finished rol- ling H six foot putt of his own past the hole and had to settle for a bogey. He then watched Alexander, the former champ- ion and seasoned veteran line up the putt that would have put him Into a tie with Graham and force a sudden death playoff. It wasn't to be as Alexander rolled past the hole some four- inches and he too had a bogey and the tiUe was Graham's. Graham, while many felt he would wilt under the pressure of the amateur, stood his ground beautiluUy and led all three rounds. He opened wilh a 09 Friday and enjoyed a three stroke cushion over John Souter of Calgary. Saturday raw Graham add to his lead with a par 71. He went into Sunday's round with a four stroke lead. "I thought I could put the IT'S ALL OVER Don Grohom, who came wihirt a whisker of being lied up for the Alberta amateur golf title, signs In after winning the crown with a three-day, 54-hole icore of 214, one over par. was pushed ro the limit by Calgary's Keith Alexander. Graham hails from Medicine Hat. Hawks, Royals lie twice Native Sons split series Th8 Lethbridge Native Sons managed to split two South- ern Alberta Major Lacrosse League games with the Cal- gary Shamrocks on the week- end. Saturday night In Calgary, the Shamrocks came up with 10-6 win over the locals, but fell to their hosts 10-7 in Leth- bridge Sunday afternoon. Jerry Gillison led the Sham- rocks to victory Saturday as he rifled in four goals which now gives him a total of 13 goals in the last four games. Chris Roa added a pair of markers while Tim Bcnstcad. Miles Cruise. Chris Jones and DcGroot helped with solo efforts. Bill Shaiv and Ken llammer- stetlt tallied twice for the Na- tive Sons, who trailed fi-3 after periods of play. Sons scored three short-handed goals in the third period to de- feat their visitors. Ken Boychuk and Keubler flipped in tliree goals each for the Native Sons while Don Kit- chen scored twice. Himmersleil and Boh Monkman chipped in with sin- gles. Benstec.d led Calgary with four goals while DeGroot add- ed two and Roa one. Meanwhile the Tabcr Ebony Hawks and the Calgary Boyals picked up two points apiece with neither club taking a loss in their two weekend matches. In Taber Saturday night. Ihe Hawks and the Royals battled to an 9-9 overtime draw while Sunday In Calgary they fought to a 7-7 overtime tie. In Saturday's affair. Art Jerry SI Jcnn, Lee Fox and I Bareham scored wilh 37 sec- Sheldon Kcnblcr managed a onds loft in the overtime pe- gool cadi in a losing cause. 1 riod to Give Taber the draw. Sunday's contest was a dif-1 Am Thomson. Ken Greens, fcrent story as the X n t i v c I Neil Goruk, Brian Luco, Dar- ryl Bosnack and Ken Murray aided with a goal apiece while Roger McAdam tallied twice. Jerry Hunt and Ken Mac- Donald scored twice for the Royals while Ian Traquair, Howio Koch, Ken Davidson, Cord Dyck and Don Bauer re- plied for the Royals. Barry Lust of the Taber Hawks scored Ms first goal of the season and proved to be a key one at that. Lust scored at the mark of the overtime period which gave the Hawks their second point on the weekend. McAdam supplied most of the scoring punch for the Hawks (hough, tallying three times while. Gary Romses, Goruk and Murray added sin gles. Murray's goal came with one second left on the clock which forced the overtime period. Olsr-n managed three goals. Traqirir two and Hunt j and Koch one each for Cal-: gary. pressure on Graham wilh good round today said Alexander later. Graham, however, didn't buckle and Alexander settled for second place. Winning the amateur does not automatically qualify Graham for the Willlngton Cup team. He must be in the top four after 54 holes Willow Park July Zl-23. Sunday's weather had a lot to do with the high scores reg- istered, No one was able to break par and only Alexander and Don Haiti one of Red Deer were at even par 71. Graham shot a 74 wliile Souter, who made up the remainder of the Alexander Graham threesome had a 73. But it was all Alexander and Graham In the final analysis. Alexander the veteran and Gra- ham, who was on the Wlllington Nine-undei Gay Brewer earns Open FORT ERIE, Ont. (CP) Gay Brewer cracked into the winners' circle for the first time In four years Sunday at the Canadian open golf championship and gave much ot the credit to B bttle black book. The book contained Canadian amateur Nick Weslock's gather- ing of tips he picked up over more than 25 years from some of golf's greats. They have helped him become one of the most respected amateurs in the world. Race results CALGARY (CP1 Vlclorli net result! Saturday. FIRIT claiming, 3 year old maldtni, 7 furlonffs. Silent Foreif (Hedge) 27.W 1.30 4.60, Hula Mah fWalion) 4.10, Justin Prince (Levlne) 1.10. Timr. 3-5. Ta Chinos Lynn, El Cibillo Grandi, Singing sea, Lexrcr also ran. SECOND claiming, 3 year eld melons, 7 furlongs. Hard' Luck (Coombs) 6.50, Sabre Nits (Wiseman) 10.TO Duel (Nor- ri 1 5.00. Time: Well Rtcelvad, Oay Grin, Happiness Hill, Return To Dance, Prince Clem also ran. DAILY DOUBLE] I1H.U. THIRD IMOO, claiming, 3 year old maldeni, 5 furlongs. sables Blue (Stadnyk) B.oo 3.20 2.60, Revel Tarts (Hedqi) 2.00, Tudor Tarli (Kipling) 1.00. Time: 1-5. Go Gypsy, Windy Sails, Playboy John. Honest To Goodness, Flaherty QUINELLAi IS.70. FOUHTH claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur- longs. Summer Beau (Levlnel W.80 12-00 Win N Grin (Coombs! i.10 3.70, New Response (Watson) 2.90. Time: Out Lad, Will Argue, Winking Prln- tesi, tlut MusUnga, Fira also ran. FIFTH 4 year olds and up, IV. miles. Kaps Call (Hedoe) 14.10 5.90 4.7D, Lllile Beck (Klollng) 4.W 4.40, Charlie 0 (Coombs) Time: 1-5. Bhal Force, Prlddli Dandy also ran. EXACTOR: Itl.fO. Track Scratches Opera Star, Texas Beau. SIXTH claiming, 4 year olds and up. IVa miles. Hewinsum (Levlnel 5.20 Sharp Reply (Willis) 10.70 5.40, Psrni Delight (McCauiey) 4.70. Time: Law Boss, Gold Label- Sonn Efiuff, In Again Flnnegln n'so ran. SEVENTH elalmlna, year olds and i'p, 7 furlonrjs. MVInpco Warrior J.W) 5.10 ?.W, "Canadian Arctic (Hrdgei .1.70 3.cft Honi-ri'ie (Phelan) 3 Time: d-5. River Hawk, Speedy Son, Air Strike, Pine Pass also ran. EIGHTH 11.500, claiming, 4 rear olds and up, 7 lurlongs. Sandra's Magic (Norrls) 6. JO 4.10 OO, Aslro Prince fLeuinc) 4.60 5.70, Ruhella (McCauley) -i.30. Time: 3-5 Game Aflair, Fool Trade, C-rpy Cun Slar, Slormy Way, Angel Counlry also QUINELLA; HMO. The winning score of 275, nine under par, was worth to the 40-year-old Brewer, a 16- year veteran on the PGA trail, and was his 11th tour victory. It also raised his 1972 winnings to and career earnings to He entered the final IB holes with a three-stroke lead but had to survive late charges by rookie left hander Sam Adams and Dave Hill to take the top prize and the Peter Jackson trophy. TIE FOR SECOND Adams, a from Boone, N.C., and Hill, winner of more than on the tour, finished at 278, one stroke be- hind the winner, and at one time were tied for the lead. But Brewer holed a 25-foot pitch from the edge of the 15th green to save par and dribbled a 15-footer in at the 17th to re- gain his lead. Adams closed with a 66 and Hill a 67 to earn second-place shares of Phil Hodgers, alone at 277 with a 69, won and Lou Graham at 278 with a 70, earned George Knudson of Toronto was the low Canadian at 279, tied with Chi Chi Rodriguez. Each finished with a 67 and had in tournament winnings. Another Canadian, Bob Pana- sluk of Windsor, Ont., had one of his biggest paydays in a somewhat erratic career, finish- Ing at even-par 284, worth He was In a group of eight that included prc-tournament favorites Gary Flayer of South Africa and Arnold Palmer, one stroke behind defending cham- pion Lee Trevino. TVESLOCK THREE OVER Weslock, of Burlington, Ont., who bar! an exemption from the Royal Canadian Golf Associa- tion, finished at 287, three over par, wliile Bob Cox of Rich- mond, B.C., soared to a 77 on the final round for a 295 total and S272. Brewer, with rounds of 67-70- 68-70, told in an interview how he got his tip from the veteran Weslock. "I played a practice round with Nick here Tuesday and he's got this little notebook with quotes from all the major tour- nament winners." Weslock. who played wilh Brewer in 1965. told him he noted a change in Brewer's put- ting stance. "My back wa. Folley, 41, former contender for the world weight boxing crown, died Saturday afler he fell during friendly scuffle at a Police paid Folley was ing about midnight W I day a friend beside the molel pool when he slipped and struck his head on the cement. He was taken to hospital he failed to revive but died about aji hour later, police said. A Xylish boxer and counlerpuncher, Folley J- Sw-V- bouts against several lop ".o tenders but his sometimes lustre performances kept him from gainine a title bout. the price chance finally came in March. when he (ought Muhammad Ali but was knocked out, in your car wash -when you (ill your tank seventh round. 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