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Bobby Riggs to be here for tennis tournament Celebrities who will be in Greeley for the Tennis Masters Marathon on July n-20 have been announced by the Humane Society of Weld County. Bobby Riggs will be in Greeley at 2 p.m. July 17 and will spend the night. On July 18, Abby Dalton will come to Greeley to spend the night as well. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Crosby have confirmed they will be in Greeley on July 19. Other celebrities who may be in Greeley for the tournament include: Desi Arnzaz Jr., Adam West, Chad and Shelby Everett, Peter Brown, Robert Duvall, Jo Morrow, Lana Wood, Vincent and Richard Van Patten, Sherry Jackson, Ross Martin, Ben Murphy, Cindie Sue Crosby, Cheryl Miller, Houston Oiler quarterback Dan Pastorini, and June Wilkinson. The state-wide tournament, sponsored by Tennis Masters, Inc., will be for the benefit of the Humane Societies of Northern Colorado tennis Colorado. courts, will be used to build new Any amateur tennis player is facilities for the Weld County eligible to compete after sub- Humane Society. Tournament play begins at noon July 17. The deadline for entries is July 13. Eighteen players will advance from each local tournament to the finals which will be held July 20 at the mitting an entry blank. Players and spectators may compete against celebrities by submitting the highest bid at a public auction. Entry forms are available now at the Weld County Humane Society. Proceeds from the Greeley tournament, to be held on the University of Wed.. July 9,1975 GHEELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 27 150 golfers tee-off in British Open today Monty Hwison, MKquite, Tex., SIS.4S9; Tom Ferguson. Miami, Okla., 515,19?; 1 Denver Coliseum. For futher information call the Humane Society of Weld County, 356-1299. Goldpanners stop Utah FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP)The Fairbanks Goldpanners moved into a tie with the Peninsula Oilers for first place in the Alaska League Tuesday night as they defeated the Utah Copperkings 8-1. The Copperkings' lone run came on a solo homer by Kim Nelson in the third. The Goldpanners had a seven-run fourth inning and got one run in the eighth. Copperkings' starter Steve Hanson took the loss. He pitched five complete innings giving up seven runs on eight hits. The Goldpanners are now 17-9 for the season. .. Jeff Copwihaver, Spokane, wash., I!. Romye Sewalt, Chico, Tex.. S13.159 13. Me! Hyland, Surrey, B.C., S1M29; 1 Barry Surk, Duncan, Okla., 510,748; l Bobby Beroer, Norman, Okla., 510,667. Saddle Bronc Riding I, Monly Hcnson. Mesquite, Tex 5U/38; 2. Sammy Groves, New Dfa Tex., SU.312; 3, Douo Drown, Silverton Ore., S9.9S2; J. Mike Marvel, Battle Ml Nev.. 58.567; 5, Bobby Brown. Adrian Tex., 57,951; 6, Shawn Davis, Lewisville Tex.. S7.JJ2; 7. Mel Hyland, Surrey. B.C 57,290; 8, Larry Mahan, Salem, Ore 56,910; 9, Bill Pauley, Miles City, Mont 56.627; 10, Melvin Coleman, Pierceiand Sask., 56,540; 11, Brian Claypoo Saskatoon, Sask.. $6,454; 12, John Forbe Kaycee, Wyo., 56,379; 11 Bill Smith, Cod'. Wyo., 56,303; 14, Joe Marvel, Battle Ml Nev., 56.235; 15, Doug Void, DeWinton Alia., 55,894. Bareback Bronc Riding I. Rusty Riddle, Weamerford. Tex. 517,149; 2, Joe Alexander. Cora, Wyo. 515,437; 3, Bruce Ford, Greeley, Colo. 515,371 ; 4, Jack Ward, Springdale, Ark 514,808; 5, Scotty Plaits, Lyman, Wyo. 512,177, 6, Kaye Kirby, Woodstown, N.J. 510,778; 7, Jim Dix, N. Collie,. W. Ausl 510.606; 8, Chick Elms, Stephenville, Tex. Bull Rifling I, Don Gay, Mesquite, Tex* 513,052; Jerome Robinson, Brandon, Nebr., 510.550; 3. Marvin Snoulotrs, Hfnryetta. OKIa., 510.425: 4. Randy Magers, Com manche, Tex., 510.281; 5, Mike Bandy. Adkins. Tex.. 59.124; 6. Botch Kirby. Greenville. Tex.. 58.908; 7, John Davis, Homedale. Ida., !8JJ69; 8. Denny Flyrm. Springdale. Ark.. 58419, 9. Lee MarkhcHl. lacoma. Wash.. 58,422; 10, Brian Claypool, SaskaBon. Sask., 58.368; II. John Gloor, Jr., Damon, Tex., 57,017; 12, A J Swaim, Portland, Ore., 56.707; 13. Sandy Kirby, Greenville. Tex . 56,584; 14, Doug Brown, Silverton, Ore., 56,117; 15, Larry Turner, Austin, Tex., 56.062. Calf Roping 1 Jeff Copenhaver, Spokane. Wash, 514,023; 2, Junior Garrison. Elgin. Okla., 513,898; 3, Ronnye Sewalt, Chico, lex., 511,695; 4. Bobby Goodspced, High Ridge. Mo., 511,031; 5, Barry Burk, Duncan, Okla., 510,108; 6. Terry Davidson, Wayne. Okla.. 59,086; 7, Tom Ferguson, Miami, OKIa.. 58.806; 8, 1. J. Rydberg, Wiley, Colo, 58,614; 9, Arnold Felts, Woodward. Okla., 57,749; 10. Willard Moody. F.lmore City. Okla., 57,240; 11. Bob Ragsdale, Chowchllla, Ca., 56,881; 12, Billy Doenz. Big Horn, Wvo., 56.859; 13, Frnle Taylor, Hugo, Okla., 56.695, 14, Richard stowers, Mauill. Okla., 56,586; 15, Lee Cockrell, Panhandle, lex., 56.318. By ROBERT JONES AP Sports Writer CARNOUST1E, Scotland (AP) - One hundred and fifty of the world's top golfers teed off for the 104th British Open Championship today. And 149 of them were praying that Britain's five-week drought would end, the rain would fall and Carnoustie's iron-hard course would soften up. The odd man out was Jack Nicklaus, the biggest hitter in the modern game. He has been burning up the 7,065-yard, par- 72 courss in practice and, over the past two days, has turned in a phenomenal 24-under-par 264 for four rounds. He'd be more than happy if things stayed as they are, with the fairways hard and the greens true -- and his power game allowed its head. After his earlier burst of big hitting, which included a couple of seven under par 65s, Nicklaus took things easier Tuesday and merely tried out a few practice holes. "I'm a bit surprised to find a course this fast and with no rough," he said later. "But I've never yet seen a British Open when the weather conditions didn't play a big part in the scoring. We're getting to real Carnoustie weather now - -with an east wind getting up. I'd be surprised if Ben Hogan's 282 record (in 1953) gets broken -but there again, it depends on the weather. "You might get 10 under -you might get 20 over." Thirty American golfers were to tee off today starting at 2:20 a.m., EOT. Nicklaus, scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m., was the man to beat in the chase for the $16,500 top prize. Twice a British Open winner -- in 1966 and 1970 -and four times a runnerup, he was undeniably the hot favorite, rated by Britain's legal bookmakers at 7-2 to win a third. But the weather forecast was for some rain, which would slow the course and leave things wide open for a field that included last year's champion, South African Gary Player, who won last time the Open was played here seven years ago; 'U.S. Open champion Lou Graham; 1973 British Open winner Tom Weiskopf, and Lee Trevino, who won the British Open in 1971-72. PRCA standings tighten considerably DENVER -- All around Vern Smith of Burkburnett, cowboy championship stan- Tex., $1,259 in bull riding; Kent dings tightened considerably Youngblood of Lamesa, Tex., following heavy Fourth of July $1,828 in calf roping; and Dick rodeo- competition in the Schneider of Longmont, Colo Professional ~ ' ~ ' Rodeo Cowboys Association. All around leader Don Gay of Mesquite, Texas, won first in bull riding at the Mobridge, S.D., rodeo for $1,000, bringing his season total to $20,973. But second-place Leo Camarillo of Oakdale, Calif., pulled to within $600 of Gay over the weekend after winning nearly $3,000 at rodeos in Cody, Wyo., Greeley, Colo., and Prescott, Ariz Six-time all around champ Larry Mahan of Salem, Ore., had a good week, too, winning nearly $1,700 in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding at the Livingston, Mont., and Cody rodeos. Mahan is third in the standings now with $17,335. The two richest rodeos over the Fourth were the Greeley Independence Stampede and the St. Paul, Ore., rodeo, which ended Sunday. The Greeley contest ended on the Fourth. Biggest winners at Greeley were J. D. Yates of Pueblo, Colo., and Mike Pyeatt of Lamar, Colo., who took first in team roping with a total time of 14.2 seconds on two steers. Each won $2,176. Other Greeley winners were $1,668 in steer wrestling. Three-time saddle bronc Steer wrestling 1, Tommy Puyear, Kyle, Tex , 512,844; 2, frank Shepperson. Midwest, Wyo., 512.236; 3. Roy Duvall, Warner, Okla., 510,907; 4, Bob Marshall, San Martin, Ca., 59,167; 5, Casper Schaefer, Miles City, Mont., 58,469; 6, Larry Ferguson, Miami, Okln., $8,442; 7, Fred Larsen, Decker, Mont., 57,861; B, Mike Ring, Toppenish, Wash., 57,612; 9, carl Deaton, Hampshire. Tex., 57,387; 10, C. R. Jones, Lakeside, Ca., 57,081; 11. Gary Walker, Brentwood, Ca., 56.685; 12, Tom Ferguson, Miami, . Okla., 55.634; 13, Tommy Combs. riding at hprmgoale, Ark., and Injuries are always prevalent cheraiah. okia., 54.976; «, jack Roddy, Mobridge. It was at Mobridge in rodeo over the Fourth. This TMTM' l5 ' Lcon Baul ' rle - Volpe new LPGA Commissioner $1,592 in saddle bronc and bull explaining to the secretary that riding at Belle Fourche, the limb was just too sore. He Livingston and Cody; and changed his mind at the last Marvin Paul Shoulders of minute and did compete, and Henryetta, Okla,, $1,344 in bull wound up winning first for $853. champ Bill Smith of Cody won -rodeo last year that Shoulders year- five cowboys sustained the Greeley bronc riding rustained a broken leg in bull major injuries at the week's top riding; he came back this year ten rodeos. contest for $1,071. He also picked up $795 at Prescott and Belle Fourche, S.D. Jack Ward of Springdale, Ark., was first in Bareback riding at Greeley for $1,131, and placed at Cody for another $100. The St.-Paul rodeo, which annually attracts some 40,000 spectators to the little town of 350, saw Jerry Hixon of Woodlake, Calif., emerge the big winner, sweeping both go- rounds of saddle bronc riding for a total of $1,317. Russel McCall of Redmond, Ore., was first in bareback riding for $998; Steve Cosca of Oakland, Calif., won the bull riding for $1,135; Clay Finley of Vancouver, Wash., was the calf roping winner for $1,149; and Doyle Faught of Fallen, Neb., was first in steer wrestling for $1,201. ' Other big winners included reigning world champion team roper H. P. Evetts of Hanford, Calif., taking first in his event at Prescott for $2,047; Bob Berger of Norman, Okla., \ " to win first. Andy Ridley of St. Onge, S.D., took first in calf roping at Mobridge and second at Belle Fourche to win $1,283 altogether. Chris LeDoux of Kaycee, Wyo., placed in bareback riding at the same two rodeos for $1,204. Sandy Kirby of Greenville, Tex., won $1,205 in bareback and bull They included Ken Graves of Kaycee, Wyo., who sustained a broken back when a saddle bronc flipped with him in the chute at Belle Fourche. Doctors expect him to recover after a few months of being flat on his back. Tony Chytka of.Belle Fourche received a broken arm when he ... . .;, . . , , , bucked off in bareback riding at 5 '- 310 - 3 - Gdil Pelska . Tecumseh. okia., riding at Springdale, and for- ... , . "*"""'!;" S7 ,236; t, connie combs, comanche, his home rodeo, and veteran Team Roping 1. Leo Camarillo, Oakdale, Ca., S13.9BB; ?. H. P. Evetls, Hanford, Ca., SI 1,712; 3, Reg Camarillo, Mesa, Ariz.. S9.163; 4, Jerold Camarillo, Oakdale, Ca.. S8.X6; 5, Ken Luman, Merced, Ca., 57,489; 6, Bucky Bradford, Jr.. Sylmar, Ca.. 56,816; 7, Jim Kodriguez, San 1 uis Obispo, Ca . 55,650; 8, wwiiey. Hughson, ,., 54.264,- n, Ace Berry, Knights Ferry, Ca., 53,982; 12, Ronnie Rasco, Lakeside. Ca., 53,647; 13, Gary Gist, Oakland, fa , 53,627; 14, Dave Motes, Mesa, Ariz., 53,513; 15, Frank Santos, Portpla valley, Ca., 53,436. GRA Barrel Racing 1. Jimmie Gibbs, Valley Mills, Tex., 58,427; 2, Becky Carson, Ft. Collins, Colo., mer bareback riding champion Paul Mayo of Fort Worth, Tex., won $1,166 in the event at Greeley and Cody. Tom Elliott of Colorado Springs, Colo., who sustained a badly broken leg in steer wrestling at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo, "cracked out" into competition over the Fourth and won first at Cody with a time of 4.0 seconds for $980. Leonard Rains of Fort Collins, Colo., troubled with a leg injury from the same event, showed up at.the Livingston rodeo and nearly turned his steer out without competing, saddle bronc rider Bobby Brown of Adrian, Tex., broke an ankle at the Lander, Wyo., rodeo. Mike Bandy of Adkins, Tex., suffered a broken collarbone when he was thrown from a bull at Livingston, and Pat Staves of Spangle, Wash., sustained a broken leg when a bull trampled him at the St. Paul' rodeo. Most of the top cowboys are competing this week at the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada, where some $130,000 in prize money is at stake. The rodeo runs through July 12. Okla., 56,4428; 5. Lym Mays, Myrtle PL, Orp., 53,728; 6, Kay Proctor, Odessa, Tex., 53,678; 7, Marilyn Camarillo, Oakdale. Ca., 53,153; 8, Collette Avery, Hardtner, Knns., 53,076; 9, Jeana Felts, Woodward, Okla., 53,016; 10, Parti Prattler, Snyder, Tex., 53,012; 11, Charlene Jespr-rson, llanford, Ca., 57,986: 12, June Evetts, Hanford, Ca., 52,921; 13, Lindalee Wievell, San Andreas, Ca., 52,867; 14, Cindy-Wit- Cher, Urhana, Mo., 52,131; 15,'Joleen Sleiner. Austin, Tex., 52,092. NEW YORK (AP) - When Ray Volpe takes over as commissioner of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association on July 21, he will face problems that are older than some of the players. "What they're complaining about now is not much different than when I started the tour," said Fred Corcoran, who founded the LPGA in 1948 with six players and a $3,500 tournament. "They wanted more tournaments, more money and they didn't want to socialize." "Babe would," he said of Babe Zaharias. "She'd go anyplace. Babe had all the color. She was the Pele of golf. Without her, we wouldn't have had a tour." Corcoran, who has stayed close to the LPGA scene since he gave up the tour in 1960, said he thought the women .were doing very well but they need a star, a Billie Jean King of golf. "That Baugh girl has potential," he said of Laura Baugh, bally-hooed two years ago as the best-looking, most-talented pro since the Bauer sister. But she hasn't won yet. You gotta win. Carol Mann is colorful, too." Miss Mann, who recorded her 35th tour victory earlier this season, is the go-get-'em president of the LPGA who was the power behind firing E.M. "Bud" Eriekson as executive director and hiring Volpe, the LPGA's first commissioner. Volpe, a mod-looktog, smooth-talking 36-year-old former Madison Avenue ad-man who spent the last 3% years dreaming up promotions for the National Hockey League, was named head of the LPGA on Tuesday. With the new man comes the new title of commissioner, new headquarters in New York and new power. "We found that 'executive director' means about as much as rolling a guy out of a closet "We want people to know that we have a strong man who has as much authority as commissioners in other professional sports." As for moving their offices from Atlanta to New York, Miss Mann said: "We feel we need to be in the media and marketing capital of the world." She also is confident that Volpe, who has a three-year contract, can resolve the other LPGA issues at hand. Despite promises of total authority, he has a tough job. As Miss Mann described it, his mission is. to "improve the recognition, credibility, dignity and integrity of pro golf. Women's golf, starting at the junior level, has gotten a rotten deal...," despite the fact that Eriekson, in five years, built the tour purses from $530,000 to $1.8 million. Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals stole four bases in and giving him a trophy," the one game against the San outspoken Miss Mann said. Francisco Giants last season. Thompson to sign Sunday We helped this business increase business. SHELBY, N.C.I AP) -David Thompson of North Carolina State, the college basketball player of the year, says it was his quest for a' degree, rather than any wish to win a second national championship, which prompted him to return for his final year of college play rather than turn pro immediately. He reportedly turned down a $2 million offer from the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association last summer. But now the 6-foot-4 Thompson has decided to sign with Denver of the American Basketball Association instead of the NBA. Thompson, who was the No. 1 draft choice of the Atlanta Hawks, will be a millionaire before he turns 21 this Sunday. "It has always been my major goal to graduate," he said in an inteview this week. "I wanted to prove that you can be a student as well as an athlete. I remember some people were critical of Charlie Scott Forbes trial to MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Professional hockey and Boston Bruins center Dave Forbes carry the legal guidon for all pro sports into the courtroom arena today. Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the unprecen- dented legal action which finds a professional athlete facing criminal charges. A jury of five women and seven men has been seated, and Hennepin County Atty. Gary Flakne planned to present the prosecution's opening remarks today following selection of two alternate jurors. Forbes has been charged with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon -- his hockey stick. The 26-year-old Bruins' center was indicted by a grand jury following an altnr- (former North Carolina star Thompson has bought a sil- nis youngest son becomes and Thompson's boyhood hero) ver-gray Mercedes 450SL wealthy. for not graduating on time, and through auto dealer Bob Hay- Last December the parents I didn't want those things said good of Gastonia, N.C., a long- and two of the children moved about me and N.C. State.. time fan of his and of N.C. from their small cement block "My major in sociology will State. The retail price is home near Boiling Springs a enable me, later on, to go into $18,691. Haygood says Thomp- few miles from Shelby, to their some kind of recreation work, son got it for less than that, but present whitish brick home a I'd like to help kids be better won't disclose the price, mile south of Shelby High basketball players, and also to Through an arrangement with School It has a partial base- cope with their social problems, the Northwestern Bank, his fi- ment, carpeting and a two-car I'd like to work with prisoners, nancial adviser, Thompson carport. For a change, the and to get into some type of won't pay until he signs a con- street and driveway are paved youth volunteer program." tract. The house is by no means luxu- Thompson's third varsity sea- Thompson has given a car he rious, but Mrs. Thompson says son at N.C. State ended with a bought last year, a Pontiac, to she likes it very much and loss to North Carolina in the fi- his father, Vallie. The 62-year- doesn ' t want to move anywhere nals of the Atlantic Coast Con- old father has worked at else ference Tournament. Sincethen menial jobs most of his life to David hasn't lived in the new he has gone on a barnstorming support his 11 children, and house except for brief visits, tour with his teammates and plans to continue working after but he considers it home. other college stars. He has at- ' tended numerous banquets in his honor, and turned down many more He is a three-time All-America and twice college player of the year. He led N.C. State to the national championship in 1974. begin today cation with Henry Boucha, then with the Minnesota North Stars. 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