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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Cool Alexander bested all challenges By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor How many times have you heard the saying the going gets the tough get A person tends to hear it more during the golf season in particularity when Keith Alexander of Calgary is around. with his smooth as silk emerged with his second -Chinook Classic crown in as many years Monday as he showed his heels to the field with an outstanding one-under par 69 at Henderson Lake Golf Club. Alexander was very frank in description of his success. He told the gathering as he accepted the Labatt's Brewery trophy from representative Bill play my if you want to you'll just have to play In capturing the silverware for the second straight Alexander shook himself loose from the challenge of 24-year old Rick Folk of Saskatoon. who will join the Canadian Professional Golfers Association this and the tour probably next Curl top golfer in Colonial FORT Tex. Rod a Wintu Indian celebrated his first triumph on the professional golf tour overtaking Chuck Courtney and withstanding the challenge of Jack Nicklaus to capture the top prize in the Colonial National Open. The former California ditch- digger tamed Colonial's par-70 course with a closing 68 for- a four-round total of four- under-par and a. stroke ahead of who also wound up. with a 68. tell you Curl said with a you are not going to believe it. But I dreamed last night that I would beat Nicklaus by a shot that's every golfer's dream. I'm just happy to beat the best golfer in the world on one of the best golf courses in the whose bid crumbled with a bogey at the par 17th earned second place money of with a 12-foot birdie putt at the final hole and said of ''He never made any Repeat champ Keith Alexander retained riis Chinook Classic title Low net winner Jim Sheldon emerged with low net honors Tom Snowden life member Rick Folk Horse race winner Monday matched Alexander shot for shot through 36 holes. Folk opened with 71. as compared to Alexander's 72. it was-the other way around with Folk at 72 and the veteran Alexander at 71. it was all Alexander as he pulled away from Folk at the 13th hole and it was all over. Alexander finished with a 212 seven better than who finished with a 76 Monday and a 219 total. darkhorse Jim Sheldon of Calgary won the CHEC Radio low net trophy with a 206 total. with a 26 had games of 103-87-94 for a less 78 strokes. His 206 total was one stroke better than Lethbridge's Nick' a 14-handicapper with rounds of 83-82 and 84 for a less 42. Third was Bill Golia of Lethbridge at tied with Roy of the city. In the net division of the championship section Alexander's 212 was three strokes better than Buker while Loftus was five strokes back. Folk gained a portion of revenge in the horse race. Alexander and Ken Wasslen of Calgary were the last three alive in the race. A chippff on the second last hole saw Alexander hit the sidelines. Wasslen was on the green in two while Folk was to the left in a water-filled sand trap on the final hole. Folk got a but his third shot went three and stayed in the mud. Whether it was determination as club professional Earl Francis Folk sunk a 60' chip shot that visibly shook Wasslen who two putted. The two chipped off again with Folk just inside the shot of Wasslen. Rounding out the top 10 in the championship flight were David Buker of Calgary in third spot at 221 after rounds of 75-71 and 73. Wasslen finished fourth at 221 with scores of 74-71 and 76. Jim another Calgary was fifth at 223. He had rounds of 74-71 and 78. Cliff of the host Henderson Lake was the best of the local golfers as he had rounds of 76-77-73 for a 226 tying him with Laurie Scott of Edmonton. Scott hit for 73-75 and 78 over the three days. Rob of the Keith Alexander closed with a 221 on scores of 79-72-76. Two strokes back of the young Alexander was Rob Bannister of Calgary at 229 with games of 76-79-74. Lloyd Kanewischer won the second division with a 226 total after rounds of 73-76 and 77. Rob a clubmate of Kanewischer's at the was second along with Al Takasaki of the city. Both Forrest and Takasaki finished at 229. Forrest had rounds of 78-72-79 while last year's low net was in at 73-77-79. who won the low net. was next at 230 on rounds of 75-77-78. The third event went to Dean Harker with a 234. two strokes better than Earl Ingarfield and four better than Ron Berlando. All three are from the Lake. Harker had rounds of 78-77- 79 while Ingarfield scored 75- 81-80 and Berlando 77-82-79. Low net honors went to Berlando at 208. Onofrychuk won low gross and net in the fourth with his 249 total. Les who missed two was second at 250 on games of 83- 83-84. Third place went to Ed Mihalik with a 251 made up of games of 80-83-88. All are from the city. In the fifth division Gerritt of the city won the low gross with a 260 total on games of 89-84-87. He bested Calgary's Buster Van Hooser's 261 on games of 84-90-87. Don Rice of Lethbridge was third with a 263 total on games of 90-84-89. Golia won the low net. A special presentation was made Monday to Tom Snowden for his tireless work at the Lake. Snowden received a life membership to the club and an engraved plaque. Jr. Miners rained out The Lethbridge Junior Miners will now open their 1974 baseball season this Thursday' night in Vauxhall against the Jets. The season opening doubleheader which was scheduled for Calgary on Sunday afternoon was postponed due to poor field conditions. Game time Thursday night is 7 p.m. 1974 THE LBTtiBm Javelin AMX Jeep IDE TOUGHEST FMM LETTER Cool Deals ON WHEELS 1974 OR JEEP with ywr iwefctti il wt will inditli ttn air coirf We make it because we believe you want an affordable car with a lot more put into it than just good looks. And our RuyerProtection Plan puts a lot more behind i ;