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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Leads Open with a 67 Player taken off sick list OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) Be- ware the sick man in golf! That adage, kicked around important championships for years, was resurrected after Gary Player's brilliant 67 in the first round of the United States Open tournament, Thursday. At the beginning of the week, the little guy from South Africa, 14 pounds underweight and weak after a 40-day layoff for two surgical operations, was so distressed over his game that he told intimates: "I am playing miserably. I can't get back my competitive edge. I wish I was home." He stuck it out, practising for hours, and Wednesday, playing with Arnold Palmer, began to recover his renowned touch. Thursday, while most of the 150-man field fretted over the marble-fast greens, Player toured the Oakmont Country Club course in four un- der par and took a three-stroke lead into today's second round. A pair of other recent hospital cases were close behind. Ray Floyd, who said an at- tack of the flu this spring knocked him out of the tour for two months, shot a 70 and was tied with Lee Trevino and Jim Colbert. Gene Littler, who underwent major cancer surgery 14 months ago, was one of the six players at even-par 71. The group included defending cham- pion Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, New Zealander Bob Charles, young Johnny Miller and Ralph Johnston, 32-year-old electrical engineer who joined .the tour in 1971. Bob Panasiuk of Windsor, Ont, had a while Ken Trowbridge of Toronto fired an 80 with scores of 40 on each of the front and back nines. Player knocked in six birdies, with putts of 15 feet on the first Short sport CARDS PAY CLAIM ST. LOUIS (AP) Ken Gray, a former lineman for St. Louis Cardinals, has been awarded in a suit against the Na- tional Football League club. A circuit court jury awarded the former all-pro guard a partial Elks golf off The Elks golf tournament, scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, has been post- poned. The 36-hole event will be staged at Henderson Lake Golf Club July 14 and 15. Heavy rams made the post- ponement necessary said tournament officials. year's salary on the basis of his suit claiming the Cardinals vio- lated Ms three-year contract- Gray cut from the team in Au- gust, 1970, for failing his physi- cal examination in pre-sea- son camp, argued that he had suffered a knee injury in Sep- tember, 1969, and that resulted in his inability to fulfil the contract. CONDITION UNCHANGED INDIANAPOLIS driver Swede Savage remains in critical condition at Indiana- polis Methodist Hospital. Sav- age, 26, of Santa Ana, Calif., was injured in a crash during last month's Indianapolis 500- mile race. two holes, two big woods on the par-five fourth and putts of 10, 20 and nine feet on consecutive boles, starting at No. 9. He two-putted once from 60 feet, another time from 70 feet, both times for par. "You may not realize until Sunday how good a round that really Player said. "I would like to take three 72s the next three days and not play. That's how hard I think the course is." Winner of every major profes- sional crown at least once and in some cases twice, Player had a cyst removed from his left knee in February and, before he could recover, underwent a bladder operation. "I was in the hospital 12 days. I was out of action for 40 days. When I came to America late last month, I had played in only one tournament." Littler, who won the Open In 1931, underwent a cancer oper- ation in April, 1972, for removal of a lymph gland. Musclas were stripped from his back and side. There was fear he would never play again. Yet he rifled his iron shots at the pins Thursday and turned in a steady round of three bogeys, three birdies and 12 pars. Friday, 15, 1973 rue icinDKiuwE HEKAI.U 19 Bowling scores CAPRI BOWL SINIOR CITIZENS Mtgglt Oliver 271, Ruby Oseen 220, Rote Nunwtlltr VI, jcule MacDon- aid 2M, Hilda Blanchl 209, Ben Evan- Son 223, Henry Brown, 227, Bill Jen- sen 225, Refer Denhold 222, Jim Arthur 242, Oliver 215, Roy LaValley 205. MONDAY NIGHT MIXED Eugene Yamaaa 271 Cliff SHckel 260 Sam Glrirdl 280 Darryl Lagler 251, Joe Schmalz 242, Sally Haraga 267 Eileen Barton 271 Marie Emory 254, Deb! Collier 242, Rhea Beeknan 266 Carol Hall 262, Lorraine Kir- chener 232 WEPNESDAY MORNING Connie AAarshalsay 239, Dianne Par- ascak Anna Stickel 263, Dorothy Screnwn 263 Erma McGulre 256, Joyce Fllan 257, Pat Plomp 244, Peggy Forry !45, Helen Woets 280, Joyce Brown 229. TUESDAY AFTERNOON Maria Jokuty 771 COsh- Inmon 254, Carole Crombez 271, Seierson 264 Marg Verdelle Plccini 256, Pat Plomp Koole 223, Rose Nunwelller 228, Judy Horlacher 242, Hay 235, Jen Heal 229. TUESDAY NIGHT Linda Aspesief 345 Schow 264 (708) Lauretta Karbonik 334, Marg Dyck 259, Sally 233, Shirley Boyd 229, Linda Erlendson 131, Juanlte Lingard 221. SENIOR CITIZENS Bsa Evanscn 301, Nick BianeM Bill Jensen 233, Dave Oliver 221, Henry Brown 225, Jim Arthur 214, Ul Holt 223, Katie Pirk 232, Mary 231, Ruby Oseen 238, Rose Nunweiller 242, Mane Arthur 216, Kathy Quinlln 113, Our leases are full of extras, but you'd never know it by the price Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 Now! 01 Kino CHRYSLER DODGE1TD. IMSINGSVSTIM Corner of 3rd Ave. and 11th St. S. Phone 328-927] Player reacts Gary Player reacts as he pars the seventh hole in first round play of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thurs- day after a string of birdies. He made the turn with a four-unde 32, at Oakmont, Pa., Country Club. Player finished the day at 67 for a three-stroke lead. Race results