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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta C TH6 UTHBRIDGf HERALO Monday, 18, 1973-------------------------------------------------------- Brilliant eight-under finish Johnny Miller burns Oakmont course OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) I get it said young John Miller, "all I think about is birdies. "I'm not going for pars, I'm going for birdies. That's why on the tour they call me Joe Feast or Famine.'' The stringbean 26-year-old Mormon from San Francisco the unruly shock of golden hair, the 1973 U.S. Open cham- pion, is typical of the game's new breed: bold, aggressive, unafraid. Going into Sunday's final round over the aged Oakmont Country Club golf course, it MONTREAL (CP) More tli an half a dozen of the top piajers on the Ladies Profes- sional Golf Association tour re- mained in contention today as the 5-4-holc. SCO .000 Canadian championship moved into its fi- ne 1 day. Jocelyne Bourassa of Shawini- gan, Que., the bouncy 26-year- old French-Canadian favorite, Ivld a one-stroke lead going into today's third and final round the par-73, 6315- yard Municipal Golf Club course. Miss Bourassa, enjoying a fine sophomore year on the tour, clung to her one-strokd lead on the strength of a five- under-par 63 fired in Friday's opening round. She cams in a 73 Sunday for a 141. two- round total. Rain and a soggy course forced cancellation of play Saturday. "I had a much different day today said Miss Bourassa. "I had to scramble off the tees, especially en the par-threes, but fortunately I saved a lot of strokes on the greens." Jocelyne, rookia-of-the-year on the tour last season, at- tracted almost half of the fans that attended. But she said she found it "harder to concen- trate" before the large gallery and admitted she had been struggling throughout. RANKIN SECOND Miss Bourassa's closest rival for the first prize after 36 holes was steady Judy Rankin of Midland, Tex. A tour professional since 1962, Mrs. Rankin turned in her second consecutive two-under-par 71. "It just seems that my game has started to take shape here." Mrs. Rankin said. "I wasn't happy with it early in the year, but now I'm not playing but not good either." Two experienced golfers were two strokes off the pace at 143. They were Jane Blalock of Highland Beach, Fla., and Ca- rol Mann of Towson, Md. Miss Mann, who has carded rounds of 71 and 72, said she didn't like the way she hit the ball Sunday. She played in a threesome with Miss Bourassa and Mary Horner of Geneva, N.Y. t COME SEE OUR FISHING MACHINES: THE 73 MINI MERCS From 4 to 20 hp, these great portable Mercs have just the features to help you catch more fish. Like Troll Set. Just set the troll speed, and spend your time fishing... not grip-twisting. What's more, there are engineering improvements that make the '73 Mini Mercs even mightier. And, new corrosion resistance has been added, too. Stop in today and sot our great fishing machines: the '73 Mini Meres from 4 to 20 hp. 1WYEAK MERCS SET NEXT YIARinAHBARDS. CompWa range ef SO. 40, SO. 111. 1M HP. For Mercury Dntlr. Ytltow undtr "Outboard eoniiet M.rcury Mirln. Ltd., Bex 4M, Ontario. Mireury ind Lloyd Btidi'tt stir iiim this yur in tiltvisfen't molt k tMitini World II." jfliir tout TV Intinp for time ind stttiort. Fiberglas Boats and Canoes FROM 10 FEET UP Boot Trailers Marine Supplies and Equipment Accessories: life Jackets, Floater SERVICE AND REPAIRS GLASCON INDUSTRIES 327 3rd St. S. Phone 328-4850 Total Farm Supply Service Aluminum Car Toppers, Trailers COMPLETE LINE OF Mercury Fishing Motors 4, 9.8, 20 H.P. AVAILABLE AT UFA CENTRES IN LETHBRIDCE AND VULCAN 3131 2nd Ave. N. 328-5531 looked as if any one of a dozen might win the title. But one of them wasn't Miller, six shots off the pace after a third round 76 and by his own admission "absolutely without desire." Arnold Palmer and 53-year- old Julius Boros were tied with outsiders John Schlee and Jerry Heard for the lead, followed by Tom Weiskopf, Lee Trevino, Bob Charles, Jim Colbert, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. But at the end of the day, it was John Miller who stood on the victory rostrum with the winner's cheque and the prospect of turning it into a mil- lion in the next 12 months. FLOCKS OF BIRDS He did it by shooting an Open record 63, rapping in birdies in clusters, four in a row to start the four more in the space of five holes on the in- coming nine. Miller won with 279, a stroke ahead of Schlee, whose chip from the fringe on the final green missed by 1% inches from forcing a playoff, and two ahead of Weiskopf at 281. Palmer, after his early charge, fell back into a tie with defend- ing champion Jack Nicklaus and two-time winner Lee Tre- vino with 232. Boros, a quick playing, lazy- swinging master who won the first of nos two Opens in 1952 and Ms second 11 years later, wearied under the sweltering sun and finished with 73 to tie Heard and Lanny Wadkins at 283. Wadkins. a 23-year-old stablemate of Miller, shot a fi- nal-round 65. "I was so down going into this final round that I didn't think I had a Miller said. "On Sunday, Linda, my wife, didn't even come out to the course with me. She stayed back at the hotel to pack and make plane reservations for home.'' Before taking to the course for the final round, Miller decided j to use a more open stance, "a lot like Bruce Crampton, to keep the left side from blocking out a shot." On the par-four fourth, he ex- ploded out of a bunker and only lad to tap in a putt of six inches for his fourth straight birdie. His score on the big aoards around the course went red for the first time, indicating was under par. "At that point, something came over he said. "I went sky high. TOP 50 Johnny Miller, John Schlee, 73-70-67-70-260 Tom Weiskopf, 73-69-69-70-281 Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Heard, Julius Boros, Lanny Wadkins, Jim Colbert, Bob Charles, Gary Player, Larry Ziegler, Al Geiberger, 333 Ralph Johnston, Ray Floyd, SI ,900 A Vmnie Giles Rocky Thompson, Gene Littler, Bobby Nichols, Denny Lyons, Roed Funseth, SI ,600 Hale Irwin, Bob Murphy, Amateur Miller wins Open title Johnny Miller, 26-year-old pro from South Carolina, who has been on the tour four years, hugs his wife, Linda, after he won the U.S. Open golf title at Oakmont, Pa., Sun- day. Miller was six strokes off the pace going into Sunday's play but fired a sizzling eight-under par 63 to win. _________________________ Controversy settled, Balding has margin Allison finally chalks up win RIVERSIDE. Calif. Bobby Allison smashed his 1973 driving jinx Sunday by winning the 400-mile stock car feature at Riverside Inter- national Raceway as other top contenders fell victim to mis- fortune. Allison, a' 35-year-old from Hueytown, Ala., drove a Che- velle Malibu in a duel with Richard Petty and Cale Yar- borough much of the warm day. Petty lost his lead when he hit a wall and Yarborough went out with a blown engine. Allison collected a plus accessory money for his first Grand National victory of the year, a marked decline from 1971 when he won 11 and 1972 when he captured 10. CALGARY (CP) long wet weekend ended in rancor Sunday as veteran Al Balding of Toronto won a procedural dispute and opened a two-shot lead after 36 holes of the Alberta Open golf tournament. And officials were to decide today at 9 a.m. (11 a.m. EDT) whether play would resume in the weather-plagued tourna- ment. Should further play be cancelled, Al Balding would take the winner's share of Balding, who holds his mar- gin over Al Mengert of Spo- kane, Wash., and Bill Tape of Kitchener. Ont.. imposed a two- shot penalty against muscular Rafe Bolts of Los Angeles, shunting Botts six shots off the lead. Balding charged that on the 17th green Botts illegally allowed himself to be sheltered by a caddy holding an umbrella during a blinding rainstorm. Golf rules say a player may be sheltered while practice-putting, but not while playing a com- petitive shot. The penalty was upheld by the rules committee of the 54- hole tournament, leaving Botts with a 77 for his rain-soaked second round. The personable American admitted he deserved the penalty, but said he didn't know the rule. Botts said Balding was also guilty because he had been sheltered by his caddy through most of the day. TOLD CADDY TO MOVE The other member of the group, Jerry Sheffield of Full- erlon. Calif., agreed that Bal- ding had been sheltered, but Balding said he instructed his caddy before every putt to step clear. "I wouldn't break a rule my- self and then call it on some- body said Balding. "All I said was, 'I don't think you can do that Rafe'." Following an hour-long meet- ing, the rules committee said Balding's score of 72 would giving him a 36-hole total of 140, compared with 142 for Mengert and Tape. Bolts' penalty left him with a 77, five over par on the day and six shots behind Balding over the distance. The disagreement failed to detract from Balding's super- lative performance during the two difficult days when wind competed with rain to increase the golfers' misery. SCORES EAGLE He rapped home a 100-yard wedge shot on the par-four llth hole Saturday for an eagle after getting started with a 55-foot birdie putt on the second. He coasted home on the back nine despite a pair of poor chip shots for a course record 68, two shots better than the com- petitive record established last Roxburgl locks up third title WEST VANCOUVER (CP) Doug Roxburgh, 21-year-old Canadian amateur golf cham- pion, won his third British Col- umbia championship Sunday with a three under par 285 total at Capilano Golf and Country Club. Roxburgh, the provincial champion last year and in 1968, shot a one over par 73 Sunday to finish four strokes ahead of Victoria's Dave Mick in the rain-delayed 72-hole tourna- ment. Mick posted a final round 75 for 289, one better than two- time champion John Russell of Vancouver Russell finished with a 74. The final round was post- poned 24 hours after heavy rain saturated the course early Saturday morning. Rain fell again Sunday morning but let up halfway through the play. Roxburgh, who won by 11 strokes last year at Victoria Royal Colwood, was 36-37 Sun- day on the par course which played about yards long. Doug Stewart of Vancouver was the only one of 31 players to match par Sunday. He fin- ished at 297. year by amateur Keith Alexam der of'Calgary. In Sunday's round, inter- rupted for two hours by rain, Balding, rebounding from shoul- der surgery and playing con- sistently well for his first time in two years, generated three birdies on the front nine and struggled home through the slop to salvage his par and the two- stroke lead. In Saturday's round, Botts amazed spectators by taking two out-of-bounds penalties but escaping with a 69, only one shot behind Balding. Most of the good rounds Sun- day were more than half fin- ished before the rain struck, about 3 p.m. Greg Pitzer of Los Angsles, defending Alberta Open cham- pion, was in the clubhouse with a 69 when the delay was called and said he was overjoyed not to have to go back out. SHOOTS 69 About the only player to handle the conditions well after the rain was Stan Homenuik of Dauphin. Man., who produced a 69 to tie Pitzer for the best round of ths day. The effort left Homenuik one shot behind Pitzer, in a tie at 144 with Ken Richardson of Ashburn, Ont., and John Kin- dred of Gator Creek, Fla. Two Toronto residents, John Ellison and Gar Hamilton, were tied with Bobby Cox of Van- couver at 145. Botts and four Canadians were one shot back. At 147, tied with two others, was unheralded Dave Buksr of Calgary, the low amateur after 36 holes. The field was cut Sunday night to the low 60 and ties. Alexander was the most prominent of those who did nol make the cutoff of 1'54. More sport 011 page 8 ANDY CAPP WHAT, PUT '1M tJOWN AS A SUOKE WHO 'AS NOTHIN' AGAINST AN1 WANT'S TO KEEP IT THAT WAV -OKAV? !OW, COME JNOW, CHARLIE, U.IKETHAT SHE USEDTo CHAR 'OK. A DIPLOMAT X'LLTHINK ASOUT IT HE'S HAD A VKY6CX3D SUN FLO_- 1W PUTTING: DOWN AS WORK-SHY. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE iourti dlvlilon W L Pet. 6BU 7 1 .700 Calgary Giants S3 .625 1 Calgary Jimmies 7 7 .500 2 North division Red Deer 4 4 .600 m. Tigers 7 .466 Wi Edm. Blockers 49 .290 3Vi SUNDAY FIRST Tigers.....003 002 5 0 Lakers loo on J 10 3 Hall and Franchuk; Ferchuk (3-2) Taylor (7) and Maxwell. SECOND Tigers 010000 1 Lakers 220 ooo 412 Hees Henderson (2) and Niv- en, Franchuk Sullivan (3.0) and Maxwell. IRST .ianls 000 140 5 1 B lockers Oil 6 11 1 Clavson (0.1) and Edwards; Currie, urcell '5-2) and Gullett; HR: Giants Nakonechny. SECOND Giants 000 022 J 0 Blockers 001 002 772 Day Peterson (7) and Edward; Bt-lloch (0-21 Purcell (6) and Thomp- son. Jimmies 100 020 11 1 Red Deer 100 000 110 8 1 Peterson (4-3) and Johnston; Shoup, Cardwell Shoup and Kendall; Koosman (6-5) and Ov- er. HRs: Mays San Francises 101 4 11 1 Philadelphia Ml 120 5 H l Marichal, Barr (4-7) Moffitt (8) and Radtr; Ruthven, Lersch (2-2) (4) and Boone. HRs: Pha Chicago 110 000 4 S 1 Atlanta 000 002 3 t 1 Reuschel (8-4) Locker (9) and Ru- dolph; Niekro Panther (8) and Oats. HRs- Hick- man Pittsburgh 001 020 I It t Cincinnati oof ON t 4 Briles and Sanguillen; Gullett Borbon Tomlin (7) and Plummer. HRs: Stsrgell LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. Mota, LA....... 137 17 47 .343 Torre, SL 183 29 62 .339 Maddox, SF..... 205 24 69 .337 Goodson, SF..... 204 18 68 .333 Bonds, SF 272 65 89 .327 Watson, Hou..... 239 42 .3J6 Unser, Pha..... 138 21 .324 Lopes, LA 184 30 .324 Fairly, Mtl 146 25 .315 Santo, Chi 213 33 67 .315 Home Runs: Stargell, H. Aaron, Atlanta, 18 each; Bonds, 17. Evans, Atlanta, 15; Chicago, 14. Runs Batted In: Bench, Cincinnati, 52; Ferguson, Lcs Angeles, 49. Pitching 6 Decisions: Bryant, San Francisco, Billingham, Cincinnati, AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Milwaukee 33 27 Baltimore 30 26 New York 33 30 Pet. GBL .550 .536 .524 .517 .483 1 2 4 Detroit........ 31 29 Boston 28 30 Cleveland 22 40 .355 12 West Chicago 32 25 .541 Vj Minnesota 32 26 .552 Vi Kansas City..... 36 30 .545 Vj Oakland 33 30 .524 2 California 31 29 .517 W> Texas......... 19 38 .333 13 TODAY'S GAMES Texas Broberg (3-5) at Minnesota Hands Detroit Perry (7-5) at Cleveland Strom Boston Curtis (3-7) at Milwaukee Colborn Oakland Hamilton (1-1) at Kansas City Littell California May (5-6) at Chicago Fisher SUNDAY'S RESULTS FIRST Kansas City 210 000- S 9 Cleveland 101 010 Drago (7.5) and Healy; Perry (6-9) and Duncan. HRs: KG-Otis Cle SECOND Kansas City 042 000 13 0 Cleveland 002 000 241 Wright Garber (9) and Healy; Kekich Lamb (3) Johnson (8) and Ellis. HRs: (1) Pinlel- la FIRST New York 000 000 0 J California 440 000 8 10 0 Peterson McDaniel (2) and Munson; Wright (5-8) and Torborg. HRs- (2) Torborg SECOND New York .460010 10 8 California 010 005 1 5 1 McDowell Lyle (7) and Moses; Hand Barber Perranoskl (9) and Torborg, Kusnyer HR: NY- Nettles Milwaukee 046 022 5 16 0 Chicago 000 101 5 13 1 Bell Lockwood Gardner (9) and Porter; Bahnsen Gos- sage Kealey O'Toole (7) and Brinkman HRs: La- houd (2) Texas 000 100 120 000 000 4 12 1 Baltimore 010 100 000 000 5 14 0 Merritt, Gogolewski (7) Foucault (12) Stanhouse (1-6) (16) and Billings; McNally, Watt (8) Jackson (9) Rey- nolds (3-3) (15) and Etchel-arren, Hen- dricks HRs: Boston 010 001 4 12 1 Oakland MO Ml 241 Tiant (8-6) and Fisk; Holtzman (11- Fingers (9) and Fosse, Tenace HRs- Oak- Jackson (2) (131 Minnesota 000 000 073 Detroit 001 100 6 11 1 Decker Sanders (7) and Mit- terwald; Lolich (7-6) and Freehan. HR: SATURDAY New York t t California 000 012 580 Dobson (1-1) and Munson; Ryan (8-7) and Torborg. HR: blum Milwaukee 400 000 4 t t Chicago 000 081 1 4 1 Parsons (3-4) Short Llnzy (8) and Rodriguez; Stone (2-2) and Herr- mann. Kansas City 100 010 ooo 7 t Cleveland 010 000 010 6 1 Busby, Garber (6-4) (10) and Healy; Bosman, Hllgendorf (3-2) Timmerman (n) and Duncan. HRs: Duncan Texas 000 000 111 Baltimore 300 tit Dunning (0-41 Bibby Allen Paul Foucault (7) and Suarez; Palmer (7-4) and Hendricks. HR: Bal Boston ......WO Ml 1 t 1 Oakland 000 120 4 10 t Lee, Bolin (1-3) (S) rnd Fisk; Pine, Pina Knowles (2-3) (7) and Ten- Minnesota .100110 5 9 0 Detroit 000 000 7 4 1 Blyleven' (8-7) and Mitterwald; Cole- man Scherman (9) and Sims. HR: LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. Blomberg, NY 127 23 51 .402 Carew, Min 223 42 75 .336 Kirkpatrick, KC 195 33 M .333 0. Allen, Chi 205 37 68 .332 P. Kelly, Chi..... 182 31 60 .330 Henderson, Chi 135 21 42 .311 D. May, Mil..... 244 35 74 .303 Fisk, Bos...... 208 31 63 .303 Berry, Cal 162 20 49 .302 Oliva, Min 205 25 62 .302 Home runs Mayberry, Kansas City, 16; D. Allen, 15. Runs batted in Mayberry, J9; R. Jackson, Oakland, 54. Pitching 6 decisions Colborn, Mil- waukee, 8-2, Lee, Boston, 7-2, DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD. IIRE SALES i SERVICE ;