Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Southern Alberta title to Calgary shotmaker Gray simply all the way Tuesday, September 4, 1973 THE lETHBRIDOt HIRMD 17 By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor' Norm Gray of Calgary made very few friends this past weekend at Henderson Lake Golf Club. Gray, it might be said, took It upon himself to go through with it after his initial attempt. And through it he did go Saturday Gray, a scratch handicapper, parred the Lake- side Layout with a 70. His regu- lation round earned him a two stroke lead over Terry Kim- mell of Calgary and Jim White- law of the host club, both with 72. Rob Forrest of the Lake had a 73 while at 75 were Cliff Stroh of Lethbridge, Larry Parks of Calgary and Wayne Holtsman of Great Falls. It was as close as anyone would come to Gray the next two days. Sunday, with the sun shining and very little wind, Gray put together an outstanding three- under par 67 and put 10 strokes between himself and Sir oh, Kimmell and Whitelaw. For all intents and purposes, it was all over heading Into Monday' round. But Gray, who has faced drought the past two year when it comes to tournamen victories, added the icing to th cake with a one over par Monday to salt away a resound ing 12 stroke victory ove runner up Kimmell. Gray finished the three da Blazing punches bloody Malave ANDY CAPP NEW YORK (AP) Former lightweight champion Ken Bu- chanan turned hu Chu Malave into a bloodj, helpless hulk with a blazing assortment of punches and stopped him at of the seventh round in a scheduled 10-round bout Saturday at the Felt Forum. Buchanan dropped Malave midway through the seventh for a count of three with a right- left-right combination to the Ir-ead. Malave rose on wobbly legs, was knocked against the ropes by a hard right to the jaw being pummeled when referee Herbie Kronowitz stopped the fight. Buchanan almost ended the bout in the first round when he staggered Malave with a straight right to the jaw against the ropes, buckled his knees with a right uppercut flush on the chin, and then ramed at least 15 hard punches on his op- ponent who was pinned against the ropes. Malave, 141, of New York, weathered the round although Buchanan, 137y2, of Edinburgh, Scotland, continued to jolt him with sharp jabs and %vell-placed rights. It was the 19th knockout for Buchanan, who won the light- weight crown from Ismael La- guna and lost it to Roberto Du- ran of Panama in June, 1972, in a record of 49 victories and two losses. Malave dropped to 21-5-2. GOOD EVSNIN, MOTHER V CONGRATS ON (NOURBiNGO WIN.' (f BOESNTSHE FU3? I MUST ASK (ER THESECRSTCF'ER PESPETUALNOtJTH I 'E'S NEVER. CRAWLED TO AN WE 'is UFE; TO THEIR MONEY, MAYSE- Oivner happy with three placings Tara Road trots to victory FORT ERIE, Ont. (CP) There won't be a horse that will win the Ontario Jockey Club's triple crown series this year, but an owner and trainer could do it, possibly with three differ- ent horses. Jack Stafford's Tara Road, trained by Gil Rowntree, won the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie race track Saturday and Stafford's Good Port and Royal Chocolate fin- ished second and third. Royal Chocolate won the Lose twice in Calgary Mohawks empty-handed The Lethbridge Midget Mo- hawks travelled north and came home empty-handed in the Calgary Invitational Tackle- berry Lacrosse Tournament on the weekend. Ten teams coming from var- ious parts of the country took part in the two-day tourney which opened Saturday and closed Sunday. The Mohawks managed to stay alive for three games in the double-knockout event as Don't overlook Casper anymore WETHERSFIELDN Conn. (AP) _ There was something of a wistful quality in Billy Cas- per's voice as he surveyed the vast throng of some around the 18th green "I just said golf's quiet man, "there were a few more of Billy's Buffaloes around." Casper, as usual, was vir- tually ignored until the final few holes when he emerged as the winner of the first prize Monday in the Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. It was the 50th professional victory for the portly, 42-year- old veteran, and his fourth in this tournament. His victory to- tal is exceeded by only four men. But, as has been the case through his entire career, the cheers and accolades were re- served for others. Arnold Palmer received a standing ovation, a cheering, foot-stomping tribute as he came to the 18th, already out of contention. The crowds roared and laughed when Lee Trevino, also out of it, birdied the final hole and threw his cap to the gallery. But when it was over, it was the greying Casper who stood alone at the top, the author of an errorless 64, seven under par in the steaming heat of the Wtthersfield Country Club course. He had a course record score of 264. And his 20-under-par to- tal was the second-best on the tour this season. But he won by only one stroke over Australian Bruce Devlin Devlin had two eagles in a five-hole stretch on the back nine, put together a 66 and took second at 265. Palmer, Trevino, Jim Wie- chers and Lee Elder were next at 266, two shots back in the closest battle of the season. El- der had a 64, 1972 champion Trevino a 65 and Palmer and Wiechers 66s. they found the opposition a lit- tle too experienced. In their first encounter, they dropped a 15-6 decision to New Westminster, who received a four-goal performance from Fred Cirrillo. Paul Byrne and Terry Simi- pni managed two goals apiece in a losing cause. The Mohawks came alive in their second tilt and whipped Calgary 18-6. Dave Jackson tallied five goals to lead the locals while Ken Hall and Morgan Munroe chipped in with hat-tricks. Jackson was also the top scorer for the Mohawks in their final contest as he blasted in three goals in a 12-8 setback to the Calgary Braves. Meanwhile Saanich, B C., re- tained the championship title Monday with a 17-11 victory over East Vancouver Bluebirds. Wayne Lawron scored four goals for the winners who trail- ed 4-5 after the first period but came back with seven goals in the second. Steve Pears had four goals for East Vancouver. Calgary Braves edged West Edmonton Canadians 12-11 in the consolation final, the sec- ond year in a row Calgary fin- ished in this manner. WINS FUTURITY RACE LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Miss Mighty Bug streaked over a sloppy track to win the 110 Frem S. Boustany Futurity for quarterhorses Monday at Evangeline Downs. The victory was worth in the eighth running in the richest horse race ever run in Louisiana. Queen's Plate, the first leg o: the triple crown, last June. The PrLice of Wales won the seconc race in the triple series for Ca n a d i a n-f oaled three-year-olc thoroughbreds, and the third is the Breeders Stakes nexl month at Woodbine race tracl in Toronto. "I don't remember an entry all owned by the same man running one-two-three said Rowntree, who trains al three horses for Stafford. "We could win the trinl crown with three different horses. The way Good Poi c as running at the end, I'd have to say he has a big chance going a mil a and a half and that's the distance of the Breeders." Tara Road with Sandy Haw- ley aboard, won by six lengths, running the 1 -mile turf course in two minutes, 16 4-1 seconds. FIRST VICTORY It was the first stakes win for Tara Road and he earned The three-horse Stailord entry returned and 10 across the board. Tara Road lagged at the start, making his move on the back stretch and charging to the lead going into the final turn for horns with Royal Chocolate second. Once straightened for the wire, Taro Road opened a three-length lead and ran away from his Queen's Plats stable- mate. Good Port, second last with three-eighths of a mile to go, charged on the outside and finished second, three quarters of a length ahead of Royal Chocolate. I had to go around them all and he ran a big said jockey Hugo Dittfach who was aboard Good Port. "He'll be better going further The Prince of Wales high- lighted the last day of tne Fort Erie meet. The thoroughbreds moved back to Woodbine Sun- day. Tha 35 day Fort Erie meet ended with a total of 528 wagered, beating the record of in 1970. Total attend- ance for the 35 days was i event with a 70-67-71-208 total. Kimmell, who won the Country Club Invitational hi August, fir- ed rounds of 72-75 and 73 to finish two strokes ahead of Stroh at 75-72-75 for 222. Rounding out the top five were Whitelaw at 228 after rounds of 72-75-79; Doug Brown of Lethbridge at 79-77-71 for a 227 and Brian Darling of Cal- gary with a 227 after scores of 76-74-77. Defending champion Al Ken- wood of the host club found the going a little rough as he came in at 231 after shooting 79 Sat- urday, 75 Sunday and 77 Mon- day. Gray completely dominated things as he also registered the low net score of the three days with his 208, based on his scratch handicap. Howe v er, low net honors went to Shig Takeyasu of Lethbridge with a 209. Takeyasu, playing to a 14 handicap, shot scores of 89-79- 83, for a 251 total. In the horse race Gray sim- ply had too many things going for him as he bested Wayne Holtzman of Great Falls on the final hole. Gray was on the green in two with a putt of some 40 feet while Holtzman left himself well short and to the left with his second shot. Holtzman s third shot hit the fast green on nine, rolled over the edge of the green, and left the American shotmaker with a difficult shot for a par. Gray, in the mean- time, made no mistakes as he rolled his birdie attempt to within eight inches of the cup and tapped it in for an easy par. Holtzman went past the green with his chip shot and conceded the horse race. Holtzman was brilliant with his putter throughout the horse race keeping close to champion Gray. Third place went to Larry Parks of Calgary. In the low net section of the championship flight the honors went to Whitelaw with his 211, based on his five handicap. Brown was second while Rob Forrest was third. Others winners in the three- day event were. SECOND DIVISION Low gross 1 Sab Kami, Lethbndqe 239, 2 Roy Ully, LPthbridge 242, "3. Dick Rempel, Lethbridge 245 Low rct-1 Ernie Hawg, Waferton Lakes 2U, 2 Lou Kramer, Lethbridge 215, 3 Bill Traber, Taber 218. THIRD DIVISION Low gross-1. Shig Takeyasu, Leth- aridge 251, 2 Mike Tobo, Le'hbrjdge 253, 3 Jim Freel Jr. Lethbridge 253 Low netl. Ed Mihalik, Lethbridge 212, Roy Wooliscroft, Lethbridge Mag Nelson, Lethbridge 217. FOURTH DIVISION Low gross Ted Bertando, Lethbridge 255, Jen Thorladus, Lethbridge 258, 3 icnny Slavich, Lethbrmge 259 Low net-Ken Seaman, Lethbridge 212, Tokio Hori, Lethbndqe 212, 3. Fred Umens, Lethbridge 215. FIFTH DIVISION Low gross 1 Harry Cox, Lethbridge 274, Elmer Ferguson, Lethbndse 280, Bill Taylor, Lethbridge 285. Low net-1 Bill Ackerman, Calgary !16, Jocko Tarnava, Lethbndge 218; Jack Lee, Lethbndge 218 PORT RIGHT ON TARGET FOR 1975 OUT FOR 2 WEEKS GREEN BAY. Wis. (AP) Iccently-acquired quarterbac] Jim Del Gaizo. who won lust} cheers during his first appear ance as a Green Bay Packer vill be out of action for at leas wo weeks with cracked ribs 'acker officials said Monday Saturday's exhibition with Pitts marked Del Gaizo's firs ilaying time with the Nationa i'ootball League club, and he ompleted seven of 16 passes or 76 yards before leaving the leld in the second quarter with ib injuries. More sport on page 18 Influenza gives Heldman the edge Billie Jean victim of bizarre upset FOREST HELLS, N.Y, (AP) "Billie Jean, are you all Julie Heldman asked the champion. "I feel like I'm going to Biliie Jean replied. "Do you want to go "I've got the champion responded. Five minutes later, the world's No. 1 woman tennis player, Billie Jean King, pale and gaunt and on legs as rub- berXas those of a stricken prize fighter, picked up her racket and walked 20 feet to the club- victim of one of the most bizarre upsels in the his- tory of the United States open championships. She yielded to Miss Heldman, who was credited with a 3-6, 6- 4, 4-1 victory by default. After winning the first set fairly eas- ily and taking a 4-1 lead in the second, Billie Jean saw her game and resistance suddenly collapse. Miss Heldman won six games in a row, nine of the last 10 in a startling reversal. HAD INFLUENZA "Billie Jean has had influenza for the last two said Dr. Donald Manfredi. "She was given two shots last night. She went to dinner and didn't eat a bite. She felt fault on the court, started getting chills. It was best she stop." This sixth day of the tourna- ment was marked by an addi- tional surprise in the women's division and the advance of the spectacular, 19-year-old Indian, Vrjay Amritraj. The thin, dark-skinned stylist from far-off Madras, who had beaten Rod Laver in a titanic match the round before, gained the men's quarter-finals by crushing Australia's Alan Stone 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. His next opponent will be 38- year-old Ken Rosewall of Aus- tralia, once king of the game, who easily beat Cliff Richey of Sarasota, Fla, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Jimmy Connors of Belleville, HI., one of America's chief hopes in the youth movement, crushed Tom Okker of the Neth- erlands, the 1968 runnerup, 6-3, 6-2, NEWCOMBE TRIUMPHS Tenth-seeded John Newcombe of Australia, former U.S. and Wimbledon champion, sent An- drew Pattison of Rhodesia to the sidelines 6-7, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4. Miss Heldman's oppo- nent, Helga Masthoff of West Germany, provided the day's other upset by beating eighth- seeded Olga Morozova of the Soviet Union 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 The German woman is 111 her 30s. She hates grass courts. Site r'e- tests heat. But she's in Uie quarter-finals. Other women favorites won. Fourth-seeded Evonnne Goola- gong of Australia beat Jeanne Evert, Chris's kid sister from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 6-2, 6-1. Kerry Melville of Australia, No. 5, won over Isabel Fernandez of Colombia 6-2, 6-4, and will play Miss Goolagong next. Rosemary Casals of San Francisco ousted Kris Kemmer of Los Angeles 6- 3, 6-4, to qualify for a quarter- final duel with Chris Evert, seeded third. Australia's Margaret Court, who now becomes the women's favorite, plays Virginia Wade of Britain. Taylor sharp in win BOLOGNA, Kaly (CP) Canada picked up its first win in the Intercontinental Baseball Tournament Monday, beating Nationalist China 7-6. The win pushed the Cana- dian's record to 1-2. They play Puerto Rico today. Wayne Martin of Vancouver stroked a two-run homer in the first inning to start things off for the Canadians. After China scored twice in their half of the first, the winners pushed home four runs in the second and one in the fifth to put the game away. Rod Taylor of Lethbridge, Alta., and Doug Simon from Re- gma, each had three singles to spark the Canadians' hitting at- tack while Garth Neville of Brandon, Man, came on in the second inning and held the Chinese to only six hits the rest of the way in a strong relief performance. REPLACES STARTER Neville replaced starter Mike Fmlayson of Vancouver who gave up four hits. Simon reached first on a single to lead off the Canadians' half of the fifth inning and with the help of two more singles scored the deciding run. Len Gamblin of Vancouver singled him home. Canada lost 6-1 to the United States Saturday and fell 10-9 to Nicaragua Sunday by virtue of an unearned run on the top of the 10th inning. China is still looking for Its first win in the tournament. In other games Monday, Ja- pan routed Argentina 25-0 for its third straight victory while' the U.S. picked up its third straight win, blanking Nica- ragua 13-0. DYNES WIN AGAIN HULL, Que. (CP) Rich- mond Hill Dynes, representing Ontario, won the Canadian men's Softball championshb Saturday, defeating a Nova Scotia team 8-0. A good hit Norm Gray of Calgary watches a tee-shot Monday tn the annual horse race, part of the Southern Alberta golf tournament. Gray had things pretty well to himself on the weekend as he garnered both the tournament hon- ors as well as the horse race title. Carpet Cleaning Ltd. In your own way. In your own time. On your own terms. You'll take to the taste of Player's Filter. Warning: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked.