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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Borek sizzled in setting course record 65 Saturday, Junt U, 197) YHI ifTHMIDOI HttAlB _ Player sees lead narrowed to a stroke OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) Gary Player, a gritty little figure of five feet eight inches and 149 pounds, marveled as he watched his playing partner, Tim Weiskopf, throw all of his 185 pounds into a wicked drive. "If I had a body like the South African said to a friend, "nobody would beat me." As the 73rd United States Open golf championship moved into the third round today at Oakmont Country Club, nobody was beating Player. "Next to Ben Hogan, I prob- ably practice more than any golfer who ever said the Johannesburg veteran after fir- ing a second straight sub par a 137 that gave him the halfway lead Friday. Five under par for two trips over the par-71 Oakmont course, Player had a one-stroke edge over Jim Colbert's 138. But the unnerving shadow of the great Jack Nicklaus was not far behind. Nicklaus, the defending cham- pion, holed out from a trap 50 feet away for a birdie four at Could be tied Jim Colbert watches the ball miss the cup for a par on the 18th hole Friday in the second round of the 1973 U.S. Open Golf championship. He bogeyed the hole to wind up four under par after 36 holes, one stroke back of Gary Player at the end of two rounds. Play continues today in the 72-hoIe competition.______________ Walker signs with Cleveland SASKATOON (CP) ment has been reached for right-winger Russ Walker of Saskatoon Blades to play with Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association, a lawyer representing the play- er said Friday. No contract has yet been signed, said lawyer Herb Fin- der Jr. of Saskatoon. Five members of the Blades in the Western Canada Hockey League have already signed professional contracts three with the WHA and two with the NHL. SUZUKI JUNE SPECIAL Due to the revaluation of the Yen the new prices on 1973 Suzuki will increase. But we are offering a super special and offering a discount on the old prices of 10% Off. TRADES ACCEPTED TERMS AVAILABLE Examples 2 only! 1973 SUZUKI 550s Old prcie NOW New replacement price will be 2 only! 1973 SUZUKI 500s Old price Crf 4 O ,1Q Save NOW T New replacement will be S141O 2 only! 1973 SUZUKI GT 380s Old price Save NOW I I QU New replacement price will be 1 only! 1973 SUZUKI GT 250 Old price Sove NOW 0U5J New replacement price will be 2 only! 1973 SUZUKI 400 ENDUROS Old price Save 19.50. NOW New replacement price will be 2 only! 1973 SUZUK! 250 SAVAGES Old price Save NOW New replacement price will be 1 only! 1973 SUZUKI 185 SIERRA Old price Save NOW New replacement price will 2 only! 1973 SUZUKI 125 DUSTER Old price SCOQ Save NOW OdC New replacement price will be 3 only! 1973 SUZUKI 100 HONCHO Old price SEOO.10 Save NOW New replacement price will THESE SUPER SPECIALS AT Bert Mac's Cycle Bench leads first week balloting NEW YORK (AP) Cincin- nati Reds' catcher Johnny Bench led all players in the first week of fan balloting for the National League all-star baseball team. Bench, the National League's Most Valuable Player in both 1970 and 1972, collected of the votes cast. Two of his Cincinnati team- mates' outfielder Pete Rose with votes and second baseman Joe Morgan with also pacesetters at their positions. Hank Aaron of Atlanta Braves, continuing his relent- less assault on Babe Ruth's ca- reer home run record of 714, re- ceived the most votes for first base with Aaron has played exclusively in the out- field this year, but is listed on the ballot as a first baseman. Two San Francisco Giants were among the leaders in the senior circuit balloting. Chris Speier topped shortstops with votes while Bobby Bonds was second to Rose among out- fielders with 38.248 votes. Ron Santo of Chicago Cubs led all third basemen with 922 votes in the closest race for a starting berth. Joe Torre, last year's starting third baseman, had Cesar Cedeno of Houston As- tros placed third among out- fielders with votes. The 1973 all-star game will be played in Kansas City on July 24. Fan balloting ends July 8. 913 3rd AVE. S. PH. 327-3221 CLOSED MONDAY OPEN THURS. and FRI. TILL 9 P.M. the 12th, and climaxed his round with a birdie at the 18th for 69, placing him three strokes back at 140. This threw him into a tie with New Zealander Bob Charles and young Johnny Miller, only other players in the original ISO-man field under par. Two Panasiuk of Windsor and Ken Trowbridge of to make the cut of 150 or'better. Panasiuk had a 74 Friday for a two-round total of 152 and Trowbridge was Behind the five leaders came another cordon of five, bunched at 142. These included Lee Tre- vino, who had a 72; 53-year-old Julius Boros, two-time Open winner, with 69; Arnold Palmer, bidding for a come- back at age 43 after shooting his second straight 71; Weis- kopf, 69, and Gene Borek, the 37-year-old club pro from East Norwich, N.Y., who got in as a Bourassa takes lead in Classic MONTREAL (CP) Despite the fact she was chosen rookie- of-the-year on the Ladies' Pro- fessional Golf Association cir- cuit last year, 26-year-old Jo- celyne Bourassa of Shawinigan, Que., has never won a profes- sional tournament. But the way she attacked the Municipal Golf Club course in Friday's opening round of the 54-hole, La Canadienne, she appeared de- termined to grab her initial win and the first prize. Miss Bourassa, who won 098 to rank 17th in money earn- ings on the tour last year emerged from Friday's opening round here with a sparkling five-under-par strokes better than her nearest rivals, Rene Powell of Canton, Ohio, and Mary Homer of Geneva, N.Y. She carded eight birdies in six on the final nine holes. Miss Bourassa said she had been anxious Thursday about her pro debut here. "But I walked the 18 holes last night to be sure of the yardage and by this Friday morning I no longer felt the she said. FOLLOWED BY CROWD A crowd of braved cool 50-degree temperatures and a chilling wind to watch the open- ing round and marshalls esti- mated one-third of those in at- tendance followed Miss Bou- rassa around the course. Diana Patterson of Longview, Texj. finished with a four- over-par 77. but was the only girl to get a prize in the open- ing round. She earned a cheque from J. L-cuis Levesque, the Montral sportsman who is spon- soring the event, by scoring a hole-in-one on the par-three, 150-yard llth hole. Carol Mann of Towson, Md., and Ecko Nakamura of Japan, were among five golfers grouped with 71s. The other three were all from Texas- Betsy Rawls, Sandra Haynie and Judy Rankin. Dale Shaw of Sydney, B.C., shot SO, the best score by any of the six amateurs taking part along with the 75 professionals. The only other Canadian pro in the tournament, Sandra Post of Oakville, Ont, carded a 78. CAHA wants federal intervention CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) An official of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) has called for federal intervention if the CAHA's cur- rent dispute with the World Hockey Association over ama- teur players cannot be resolved by negotiation. Roland Mercier, CAHA vice- president, issued a statement Friday which said action by Parliament would be the only alternative if the dispute is not settled. Mercier called for "appro- priate action" by all parties represented in the Commons, but did not specify what that might be. The WHA's Houston Aeros recently drafted and signed two sons of Gordie Howe, former National Hockey League star, despite CAHA objections. The Howe borthers are under the 20- year-of-age limit set by an agreement between the CAHA and NHL as eligible for draft- ing. Houston claimed the boys were professionals under United States amateur rules and as American citizens were eligible for drafting. Mercier said the CAHA has tried unsuccessfully since 1971 to work out an agreement for drafting Junior players by the WHA. PENA SOLD TO CARDS BALTIMORE (AP) Balti- more Orioles sold the contract of pitcher Orlando Pena 1-1 to St. Louis Cardinals Friday and recalled Jesse Jefferson from Rochester of the International League. last minute alternate when Dave Hill withdrew in a huff. Borek provided the dramatics of the bright, sunny day by fir- ing a course record 65 after starting with a 77. Player appeared unready to give ground, although be is un- derweight and still possibly weak from two early-season op- erations which sidelined him for 40 days. "I'm a very well maa. I'm 100 per cent. I feel fine." Player said be was practising hours to refine his game with the hope of winning tbe Open and coming within a single step of achieving a long-time goal. 'I want to win the four big Grand second time around then I'll toss it in and de- vote myself to my ranch and family." In adding a 70 to his first- round 67, Player had six one- putt greens, five on the front line when he chipped close to :he hole on three occasions and blasted from trap to within 2K feet. Charles, 37-year-old former British Open winner who said be was abandoning the U.S. tour because "the kids are get- ting too bogeyed two of the first three holes, but saf- vaged a second-round thanks to a 130-yard nine-iron shot on the llth hole for an eagle deuce. Sixty-five players from pie original field of 150 qualified for the last two rounds. The mam casualties were former cham- pion Bill Casper, Bruce Crampton, second lead- ing money winner, and amateur Ben Crenshaw of Austin, Tex., In action twice If the Lrthbridge Lakers get a break from the roin ond are able to fulfill their Alberta Major Baseball League commitments, you can bet the Edmonton Tigen will a lot of Wayne Commodore. Lakers arc set to meet tha Tigers in games at one and Sunday afternoon. Lakers at home for two games Canadian golf tour can help youngsters CALGARY (CP) Snooker and card games occupied most of the impatient entrants gath- ered here Friday for the sched- uled start of the rain-delayed Alberta Open golf tournament, but AJ Balding of Toronto, dean of the field, had other things on his mind. Balding, grey-haired and erect at 49, pondered the future of young Canadian prospects such as Gar Hamilton of To- ronto and John Morgan of Vic- toria. "These men have the shots and the physical ability to make a living in the United States playing said Balding, first Canadian to win a sanc- tioned event on the American tour. "I can't tell you whether they'll make it or not, because I don't know what's in their badly they want I know that a tour like this in Canada can only help them." He also admitted Friday that he does not play as consistently as he did when he played regu- larly on the U.S. tour. "Sometimes I hit the ball just terribly." he said, refusing to blame the shoulder injuries that shortened his career on golf- ing's front line. He warned young Canadians More sport 011 page 12 that the pressure of represent- ing this country on the tour will be as severe as it was for him. Stan Leonard of Vancouver and George Knudson of Toronto, all of whom played extremely well. fans weren't really critical. It, was just that 1hcy were conscious of what we were doing and it ssemed they ex- pected us to play better than anybody." Balding says Canadian ath- letes have been more successful in golf than in any other major international sport. Balding, like most of the other 123 entrants hi the 54-hole tournament that was to begin Friday at the par-72 Sil- ver Springs Golf Club, had no chance to practice as rain forced officials to close the course in an attempt to pre- serve the greens. Some defied the elements to practise on other Calgary courses and a handful, led by Gordon Wallbank of Oakville, Ont., headed for Banff, about 70 miles west, but turned back vhsn they learned snow was on the ground in the Rocky Moun- tain tourist mecca. The heavy rain that started late Wednesday night finally subsided late Friday, encour- aging officials to hope the com- petition could be completed with 18-hole rounds today, Sun- day and Monday. If necessary, two rounds could be played Sunday and one Monday. The least desirable possibility, apart from cancella- tion or total rescheduling, was that the tournament could be restricted to two 18-hole rounds Monday. "Let's not even talk about said one official. "That's a frightening thought." Lethbridge Lakers have been idle, as far as league play goes, for a week now. The lasl time they saw action was last weekend in Edmonton when they split a pair of games with the Tigers in Alberta Major Baseball League play. This Sunday afternoon the same two clubs will lock horns in two league encounters and the Lakers are eager to settle a score with the Tigers. Lakers, who lead the South- ern Division of the six team league with a 6-2 ledger, were riding a four game winning streak when they travelled to the Capital last Saturday. They stietched it to five with a 14-7 victory that saw them score seven" times in the fourth inn- ing. They should have saved some of the runs for Sunday. Mickey Hall brought the Lakers' winning streak to an abrupt halt with a K> strike- i out, four hit performance. 1 "The, weather was cold and it jwas said Randy Max- well, who saw relief action in the 7-1 setback for the locals. "But Hail won't strike cut 16 guys again, I'll tell you that much." The Lakers are healthy and raring to add to their lead over the Calgary Giants. The Lakers and Giants were to have met in Calgary Thursday evening but the game was postponed due to the rain. Lakers, who not only lead the league with a record, also have been drawing better than any club in the league. To date, the locals have played to crowds of at least at each home game. Sunday, being that it's Father's Day, will see cigars given to all fathers who attend the games. Manager Ron Taylor, who missed last weekend's games, has Paul Sullivan and Al Fer- chuk ready to go this weskend. For Sullivan, 2-0 over the season thus far. it will be something different to face a team other than the Calgary Jimmies. Sullivan has set the Jimmies down twice in his only appearances for the Lakers. Ferchuk, on the other hand, is 3-1 having picked up the win last Saturday when his mates exploded for 17 hits. In other league action Jim- .mies and Red Deer Generals meet in a home and home series with the first game in Calgary this evening. Edmon- ton Blockers are at home to the Giants twice over the 1 weekend. 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His name was Tommy Leach ond he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1902 He led the National League in homers that year but every one of his home runs was an inside-the-park homer! He never hit one over the fence yet he wound up being the home run champ- ion. 9 One of the most ironic twists in the history of sports occurred in the tragic of great golfer, Tony Lema When lema was tilled in a plane crash in July, 1966, his plane crashed, of all places, on a golf course Lema was flying from Akron, Ohio to Chicago when his plane crashed onto the 7th hole of a golf course near Lansing, III. Here's an interesting sports I question What man p'ay- ed on two world cnampion- j ship professional teams in two entirely different sports m the space of two years An- swer is Gene Conley who j pitched for the Milwaukee Braves when they won the j World Series in 1957, and j played for the Boston Celtics I when they won the champion- ship of the National Basket- ball Association In 1959. 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