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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, 15, 1970 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 CRAMPS FORCE FORFEIT Onny Parun of New Zealand lies on the tennis court clutching his right thigh Saturday in the Davis Cup second round singles match in Win- nipeg. Cramps forced New Zealand's top-rated player to concede the match late in tha final set, Canadians Win Doubles New Zealand Trails WINNIPEG (CP) A voca crowd, hot opponents and their own inability to sustain an of fensive led to confusion and vexation for the young New Zealand Davis Cup team Sun day. Instead of being ahead of the Canadians after three matches in the second elimination rounc of the American zone tennis competition as had been pre- dicted', Onny Parun and Brian Fairlie find themselves on the short end of a 2-1 record in the best-of-five series. The twosome- was soundly beaten in straight sets in the doubles Sunday by Canada's Mike Belkin of Montreal and John Sharpe of Toronto by scores of 6-3. In the first two singles Satur- day, Fairle had opened with a win for New Zealand by defeat- Ing BeBnn 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4. But Sharpe put Canada back into the picture with a defaulted win over Parun, who was pulled in the fifth set with a leg cramp. Sharpe was leading 30-40 and five games to four when Parun was taken from the match by New Zealand team captain Eric White. The outcome in Sharpe's favor wins of 6-2, 2-6, 6-0, 1-6 and 5-4. HURT OPPONENTS "Sharpe was the said White following the doubles. "He's the one that gave us the pain, a real sharp pain if you'll excuse the pun. "The Canadians played a good clay-court doubles game. They lobbed a lot and waited for a good1 shot before putting it away. "Sharpe only missed about three serve returns in the inatch and Belkin's intercep- tions at the net for big points were well done and shoyred what an experienced, boy he is." Sharpe said he was surprised that the favored New Zealand- ers were taken in three "but I was more susprised at their reaction at Uie end." He was referring to a scene at the conclusion of the match when Fairlie refused to shake hands and drew boos from the (with the gallery, White said it crowd1. was "a good home crowd." They talk a bit but that's Both Parun and Fairlie be- came perturbed with the spectators early in the match as they cheered and applauded loudly when Canada won a point. Comments by the players increased their enthusiastic out- bursts. In the 19th game of the sec- ond set, the New Zealand team asked for the removal of a base- line umpire following a disputed call. It didn't help their cause any as Canada came through to win the 19th and 20th games and take the exhausting set. While his players were upset Top Places To Porsche LE MANS, France (AP) Porsche outgunned and out- lasted Ferrari and took the first three places for its first victory in a rain-slowed 24-hour Le Mans auto endurance race that was marred by the death of a course marshal. Porsche led all the way, with two 4.5-litre 917s taking the first two spots and a 908 grabbing third. The whining car was driven by Richard Attvood of Britain and Hans Herrmann of Germany, who finished 342 eight-mile an average speed of 115.20 miles an hour. Gerard Larraisse of France and Wilibert Jauhsen of Ger- many completed 337 laps for ,econd place, and Rudolf and Mmut Lins of Austria were hird with 334 laps. The five-litre Ferraris fin- shed .fourth and fifth, the rourth-place car completing 312 aps under Sam Posey and Ron- of the United lie Bucknum. States. Only 17 of the 51 starters still ,'ere moving at the end over he .twisting two-lane highway which comprises the course. fair enough." And although New Zealand is down 2-1 in matches going into today's final two singles, White still is confident they can win. "We were down 2-1 against Mexico he said. In today's matches, Sharpe meets Fairlie and Belkin faces Parun. IIEAT ON FAIRLIE "Most of the pressure has to be on Fairlie to said Sharpe. "He's got to beat me or the last match doesn't mean a thing." Fail-lie's win over Belkin Sat- urday went according to plan, said the New Zealand captain. "We used the same tactics as we used two weeks ago when Fairlie beat Belkin in the Okla- homa open. "Fail-lie hit long, deep rallies to make Belkin move as much as possible." Belkin wears a support In his matches to aid a sore back and the baseline style of play both- ered him. "When he (Fan-lie) got play- ing with the wind he got me going back and forth like a yo- yo and I just didn't have the said Belkin. Parun, too, was under a hand- icap going into his singles match against Sharpe. "He had the flu early in the week and it left him in a weak- ened White said. Soccer Win To Bombers Leihbridge Golden West Bombers came up with another Southern Alberta Soccer League victory Sunday. Bombers, defending league champions, edged the Medicine Hat College Trojans 1-0. Francis deGroot was the only ilayer on either team to score. Driver Killed In Saturday Crash Gurney Wins In First By JACK TRACY MOSPORT, Ont. (CP) Da Gurney joined Uie McLaren ra> ing team during the weeken and the first thing he did fo them was win the Can- Am event for sports-racinj La is. It was the 21st Can-Am vie tor-y far the McLaren organiza :ion since the international ser ies for big-bore sports car started in 1966. The 30-year-old California! was driving the car that team founder Bruce McLaren woul have driven in Sunday's rac had he lived. The New Zealam car-builder and racer died tw weeks ago while testing a car in Britain. Gurney has gained fame bot' in sports-car and Formula events. To win Sunday he had to ge out in front of McLaren learn mate Denis Hulme of New Zea land and then win a 36-lap die with Jackie Oliver of England who was driving a British-de signed, U.S.-built Autocoast. Sunday's race was the opene of the 11-race, Can Am series, richest in molo sport. Gurney said he plans t; stay with the McLarens for thi rest of the season, and that in eludes Formula I racing too. BREAKS RECORDS For his day's work, he woi :he Labatt's Blue Trophy am in prize and accessory money. He also broke track rec- ords. His average speed for the 200-mile race was 110.241 miles an hour compared with the pre- vious Can-Am mark of 105.901 set by McLaren. He also chipped one-tenth of a second off the lap record for the 2.45-mile road track when he vas clocked at one minute, 18.0 seconds. The previous mark vas set last year by Jackie Ickx of Belgium and Australian Jack Brabham in Formula I ma- chines. Oliver, a 27-year-old Cocknej who received a reprimand from race stewards for one of the day's actions, was runner-up almost 18 seconds behind Gur- ney. Huhne, his engine overheating and his hands still bandaged .-oni burns suffered in a prac- ice accident before last month's Indy 500, was third, two aps behind the leader. The reprimand matter re- sulted from an incident late in be race. Lflthar Motschenbacher of Beverly Hills, Calif., had been ip among the leaders in his IcLaren for most of the race. )n the 64th lap, Oliver was naking a bid for victory and rying to weave through traffic vhen his car touched Motschen- The McLaren went off he track and was heavily dam- ged, although its driver was untiurt. 'ROTESTS LODGED Motschenbacher immediately odged a protest against Oliver vith the Canadian Auto Sport tabs, sanctioning body of the ace. Oliver and his boss Peter Bryant countered with a protest gainst Motschenbacher's "un- sportsmanlike and dangerous "riving." The CASC stewards studied je protests for three tours be- ore they reprimanded Oliver nd fined him the maxi- mum under the International porting Code because the onus vas on him to pass Motschen- acher in a safe and prudent lanner. Motschenbacher was repri- nanded for ignoring blue flags 'hich track marshals display lo varn a driver he must give way o a passing driver. The stewards emphasized decision would not affect he results of the race. Roger McCaig of Regina rove steadily to finish fifth in a IcLaren, 18 seconds behind iiirth-place Tony Dean of Eng- and in a Porsche. Gordon Dewar of Ottawa was ixlh in another McLaren, just a ip behind McCaig. Hainer Bre- nka of Toronto was 10th in an ncient McLaren. John Cordts of Barrie, Ont., [so a McLaren driver, com- ieted only 45 of the 80 laps and as listed as 15th. George Eaton of Toronto, i driving the first British BUM in the Can-Am series, retired on the 'Mh lap with transmission trouble. Another Canadian-owned McLaren, billed as the Spirit of Edmonton, caused a small sen- sation at the start of the race. Although its New Zealand driver Graeme Lawrence had done well in Saturday's qualify- ing sessions, it was "known the car had valve trouble and it did not show up on the starting grid. As the race was about to start, the Edm-onton car ap- peared at the Mo.sport gates in a big transport. Lawrence was allowed to start two laps late Says: GolP. Million DpIlarWInnw TILT THOSE SHOULDERS While it may ural, the "sidearm" golf swing (one that is too flat) wo'n'timproveyourscores. To former .baseball players the .sidearm swing seems more comfortable, but it won't work in golf. When the 'swing is too flat, the clubface connot physically be swung along the intended line at im- -pact. It approaches the ball from too far inside, then swings back inside immediately after The more upright shoulder tilt during the swing will get you into correct upright swing. This allows you to move the clubhead along the target line for a longer period of time. The result is greatly in- creased accuracy. aflcr he had gassed up. But he lasted only 18 laps before lie re- tired with valve trouble again. The weekend's Can-Am events were the first in the series his- tory since 1900 to be marked by tragedy. Ln Saturday practice Richard Brown, 40, of Birming- ham, Mich., went off the track and was killed. Just More the race, i min- ute's silence was called in honor of Brown and McLaren. Although the track was crowded with s p e ct a t o r s I brought out by a warm, sunny day, the race organizers de- clined to announce the paid at- I tendance. No reason was given. First Victory Royer Triumphs CHICAGO (AP) "I took one ook at the leader board on the tee and all I wanted to do was par out and get into the clubhouse." That's exactly what Hugh ioyer did Sunday to win the Western open golf tour- nament and cart off his first winning check on the However, it wasn't that easy 'or the 33-year-old former club iro whose previous best finish ,n 3V4 years on the lour was :hird place in the 1967 Sahara jivitational. Before taking his third shot on he par five No. 18, Hoyer heard a big cheer group and "I knew >ale had birdi.cd No. 17." "I took no chances and put my third shot on the green about 12 feet said Royer. "Then I made a terrible putt and left it a foot short. I said a xrayer and then walked up to he ball and tapped it in." FINISHED n UNDER PAR Royer, who led the tourna- ment after 36 holes only to fall me shot behind Eobby Nichols after Satin-day's round, had a 6-33-69 for a final total of 273, 1 shots under par. Dale Douglass, missing e lirdie putt which would1 have orced a sudden-death playoff, inished second and shot a final ound of for a 274 total o capture second money of Nichols stumbled to a 5 for a 278 total and finished in five-way tie with Jack Nick- aus, Bert Yancey, Tom Weis- opf and Jim Jamieson. Arnold 'aimer was another shot back t 279. Wayne Vollmer of Vancouver lot a final-round 74 a 293 otal. He won But the 67th Western Open urned out to be Rover's show and he made no attempt to con- ceal the pressure in winning a first tournament. "I was shaking so badly those last few holes that I couldn't take said Royer. Members of the Lethbridge Tiack and Field Club came up with sterling performances on the weekend. George Smith and Debbie Borzel, were the lop athletes in their respective classes at the annual'Legion Track Meet in Stettler. Two Titles To Gompf MONTREAL (CP) Tom Gompf, of Miami, fought oK a strong bid by veteran Don Hopka, of West New York, N.J., in high diving competition Sat- urday to capture both titles at the 1970 professional world high (living and world target diving championships; Gompf, a 31-year-old former U.S. amateur diving champion, competing in his first lu'gli div- ing event, scored near perfect marks on the final two dives, from 90 and 100 feet, to main- tain a slim lead he established over Hopka, a 42-year-old ex- world pro champion, with 70- and 80-foot performances Fri- day night. Earlier Satin-day, Gompf out- classed 13 other entrants with his final two dives to win the target diving title with a total 277.56 points, more than 50 marks ahead of Bobby Hoff- man, also of Miami, the sec- ond-place finisher. He earned for the twin titles at the championships, held on the island site of the Man and His World exhibition. Hopka, who came out of re- tirement to compete in the championships, said of Gompf after the final high dives Satu day, "He's a hard man to beal." Smith .was named the top male athlete as he won the 440, and came third in the 220 and the 100-yard clash. Borzel, meanwhile, was sfr- lecled as the best girl in tho midget division. Fred Sonuner was the run- ner-up for the top juvenile boy honors. Sommer won the discus, was second in the shotput, and fin- ished third in the javelin throw. Armin Gerstenbuhler, also competing in the juvenile divi- sion, was second in the javelin, second in the discus, and fourth in the shotput. Meanwhile, two girls fared well at the Montana State Open Pentathlon Championships. Brenda Schmidt came up with a fifth-place finish as she garnered 2.859 points while Jo- anne Hunt placed ninth with total. Two members of the dub will be in Hamilton this weekend for the selection trials for the British Empire Games. Trying for berths on Hie Ca- nadian team win be Joyce Ober and George Smith, More Sport On Page 10 JACK'S PLUMBING SERVES LETHBRIDGE For Estimate! Phone JACK FULLER 328-2515 Tiffen Had Spin-Out Trouble Dueschl Enjoys Big Outing For New Team RIDING SYSTEM SERVICE VACATION SPECIAL Front End Alignment Balance 2 wheels National Safety Council Safety Inspection We correct Camber, Caster and Toe-in, Balance front wheels and adjust brakes (add fluid if Torsion bar adjustment extra FIRESTONE SYSTEM is the specialized care of your enllrt riding system fo keep your car safe fo drive, and get full lite from your tires. By GLENN' WYItOSTOK Herald Sports Writer Fred Deiischl must have known something when he de- cided to sell liis car and join the Gesinghaus racing team. Dcuschl, who competes in the Southern Alberta Auto Racers' Sportsman V-8 class, sold his car No. 69 Saturday and Sun- dny took over the steering wheel of car No. 99. The move appears to be a good one as Uouschl look the checkered flag in'two of I he three Sportsman V-8 races that run off Sunday at Eslu'bi- tion Speedway. Dcuschl won the first race in his class and tlien wound up a fine evening of driving by rac- ing home ahead of the pack in the main event. For bis efforts, Dcuschl pick- ed up 1214 points while Len Vasclenak, in car No. earn- ed 10 points. In the only other race in the Sportsman V-8 class, Ralph Ocrtli posted the victory. Lindy Smith won the only two "B1' class races held thanks to Jack Tiffin. Tiffin, in car No. 88, had spin-out trouble in both races after appealing to have the lead. In the main event, Tiffin had just passed Smith when he spun out in the south corner at Ex- hibition Speedway. It cost him the race as Smith, driving car No. 7, held the lead the rest of the way. About fans snw Lamar Nnvrat.il, in car No. 22, win the "C" main event. Navi'atil took the lead on the second lap of Hie 25-lap race and ha played in front of the pack the rest of the way. iN'avralil, aflcr miming the main event, spun out on the south corner, much to the de- light of the crowd. Rick Richardson had more than his share of troubles in "C" class competition. Richardson found Iilniself sitting in Uie infield mud in Ihe main event after completing only onn lap. It was the second time his car No. 51 got stuck in the mud as he slid into the water in front of the grandstand in an earlier race. Gene Dick, in car No. 11. picked up two victories in "C" class while other "C" winners were main-evenl-winner Navra- til, Vern Wakefield in car No. 23, Lou Fekete in car No. 67, and Harold Mercer in car' No. 15. There will be no stock car racing next Sunday at Exhibi- tion Speedway as members of SAAK will be in Great Falls Saturday and competing in Cranbrook Sunday. 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