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Hart caps comeback bid with victory in Bell Canadian Open From Wire Services Dudley Hart completed a comeback from injuries that kept him away from golf for nearly two years with his first PGA victory in the Bell Canadian Open Sunday at Oakvtlle, Ontario. Hart, playing steady if unspectacular golf, carved out a 2-under-par 70 in the final round for a 14-under 202 total and a one-stroke victory over David Duval in the rain-shortened event. He is the 10th first-time winner on the Tour . this season. Hart's physical problems began in 1994 when he missed 10 weeks because of rib and back problems. Early last year, he Injured his right wrist when his club struck a buried tree root. It required surgery to repair ligament damage and a lengthy rehab period. Hart's 1996 season finally got started at Memphis on June 20. Still, he came to Glen Abbey ranked 157th on the money list with $80,628 through eight events. His best finish was a tie for ninth at the CVS Charity Classic in July. Until his win at Glen Abbey, the best Hart had ever done in a PGA Tour event was tie for third onj; three occasions, once in 1992 and twice In 1993. Tom Byrum and Taylor Smith tied with Dunlap; Byrum with a closing 69. Smith with a 71. Gilbert playoff winner Gibby Gilbert, who forced a playoff by making birdies on three Wallace's bad pit break has Platinum lining Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. Kenny Wallace clearly had the strongest car, and he proved it by erasing the damage of a bad break on pit road with a dramatic dash to win Sunday's Autollte Platinum 250. "I Just drove . . . and it turned out good," he said. Wallace ran away from the field, then ran down David Green after a Jammed air gun dropped him from first to fourth during a late pit stop. "We got great pits all day long, and we had a little trouble at the end." he said. "I gave the guy a big hug who messed up and said. This is a team sport.' 1 helped pull him out, but I had a great car to do it." Wallace wasted little time when the race went back to green with 19 laps to go. He blew by Winston Cup regular Mark Martin on the VnmrCm Bank of America 300 (Top finishers) Driver Equipment 1. Alex Zanardl R-H 2. Bryan Herta R-M 3. Scctt Pruett L-F 4. Jimmy Vasser R-H 5. Mauricio Gugelmln R-F 6. Greg Moore R-M 7. Bobby RahaJ R-M 8. Jan Magnussen P-M 9. Michael Andrattl L-F 10. Christian Fittipaldi L-F Chassis: R-ReynaitJ, L-Lola, P-Penske Engines: H-Honda, F-Ford, M-Mercedes Final eriet points: Vasser 154, (tie) Andretli and Zanardl 132, Unset 125, Fittipaldi 110, de Fenan 104. Price Whitson jr Center For Refractive Surgery. The LaserEye Centers. 9002 N. MeridianSt., Ste. mmr GOLF ROUNDUP of the final six holes, parred the first playoff hole to beat Hale Irwin in the Senior PGA Tour's Inaugural $1.2 million Boone Valley Classic at Augusta, Mo. The 5-foot par putt on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, gave Gilbert his fifth senior victory and first since 1993. The winner's share of $180,000 was the largest paycheck of his career. Irwin, who started the final round one shot behind Bunky Henry and one in front of Gilbert, hit his approach shot into the water guarding the green on the playoff hole and finished with a triple-bogey 7. Pepper hot streak continues Dottle Pepper won a daylong battle of nerves with Chris Johnson for a two-stroke victory at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship at Portland, Ore., her fourth win in the last 2lh months. The two were tied at 14 under through 16 holes on the par-72, 6,294-yard Columbia-Edgewater Country Club course, but Johnson's short game deserted her and she bogeyed the final two holes. Pepper, meanwhile, knocked down par putts on both, the last a 10-footer. and earned the $82,500 first prize. Masters to Montgomerie Colin Montgomerie shot an 8-under-par 63 to capture the European Masters golf tournament from Sam Torrance at Crans-Sur- AUTO RACING ROUNDUP first green lap, then passed Chad Little for second with 11 laps to the finish. Wallace stalked the series points leader for the next eight laps, then passed him on the inside of the first turn on the 248th of 250 laps. Green finished 0.25 of a second behind but extended his lead in the points race to 128 over Randy LaJoie with four races left. LaJoie was eighth. Green was upset after the race, saying Wallace "knocked me silly" with a late-race bump from the rear while going for the lead. "He didn't have to do it," Green said. "None of the others (Winston Cup drivers) do it. Still, I probably couldn't have caught him, even if that hadn't happened." German wins in Italy Amid a sea of waving red-and- VASSER Continued from Page 1 Bryan Herta appeared on the way to his first career victory when he passed Zanardl on Lap 43 of the 83-lap season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway. Zanardl, the rookie of the year from Italy, began to pressure Herta with 10 laps to go. cutting the leader's margin to less than a second. On the final lap. Herta still seemed in control until Zanardl drove to the Inside as the two approached the turn known as the corkscrew, a blind, downhill ess turn that first goes right and then left. It's probably the most famous road racing turn In America. As Zanardi's Reynard-Honda cleared the front of Herta's Reynard-Mercedes, the Italian's car "Glassesdidn't fitinwithmy alhleliclestyle." Tom Godby's glasses used to slip off on long summer bike trips. But that's history now. In 1993 Tom, president and owner of Godby Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, had RK surgery for nearsightedness. "I have an athletic lifestyle. I bike, ski, scuba and play racquetball. Glasses were inconvenient, and I couldn't wear contacts." Refractive surgery gave Tom the Visual Freedom he needed for his active lifestyle. When he decided to change the way he looked at the world, Tom Godby chose PriceWhitson, the leaders in visionorrecting surgery since 1983. Shouldn't you? To find out if refractive surgervisrightforvou. calltodav. 1-800-317-eyes. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46260 19MeWntson Center For Refractive Surgery ... ""X 1 1 HART-FELT THANKS: Dudley Hart (right) hugs caddie Craig Cimarolli after his first PGA win at the Bell Canadian Open. Sierre. Switzerland. The victory added $200,000 to Montgomery's earnings for the year, putting him back on top of the winners' list on the PGA European tour. Montgomerie's 24-under-par aggregate of 260 was four better than Torrance's. Paul Curry of England shot a 66 Sunday and finished third at 267. Wernick Senior Am medalist Bob Wernick of Rancho Mirage. Calif., shot a 2-over-par 73 to top the 64 qualifiers for match play in the U.S. Senior Amateur Champi yellow Ferrari flags, two-time world champion Michael Schumacher on Sunday won the Italian Grand Prix In Monza, Italy, for his second consecutive triumph and the third of the season. The German capitalized on a perfect pit strategy and a mistake by championship-point leader Damon Hill to drive to his 22nd career victory and his first on Italian soil since Joining Ferrari the idolized Italian team last year with a $20 million contract. Schumacher's victory, after a battle with Frenchman Jean Alesi who was second in a Benetton-Renault, touched off a track invasion by thousands of overjoyed Italian fans who broke into wild celebration after the Ferrari victory at its home track. It's Hornaday's day Ron Hornaday Jr. won the slipped to the right, sliding over the curbing and Into the sand alongside the track. He kept his foot on the accelerator as the car bounced Into the air, banged back over the curb and onto the track in front of Herta. Herta managed to pulled alongside for a moment, but Zanardl wound up In front and raced on to his third win, passing the flagstand 1.41 seconds ahead. "It's incredible," Zanardl said. "I was waiting for Bryan to make a mistake. The last 15 laps, I was quicker than him, but I couldn't get around him. "I was a little demoralized on the last laps, but I saw on the last lap that he was driving a little bit carefully and I thought I might be able to surprise him. "I knew the move was possible," he added. "The main risk was to have Bryan pass me in the exit to the corner. Obviously, it didn't happen. It was very risky but, obviously, it was worth it. I'm so happy you couldn't believe It." Meanwhile, Vasser, who needed only to finish fifth or better to wrap up his first series champion THE STATE-OF-THE-ART IN NATURAL, PERMANENT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION. 0, 95,000 Procedures Since 1974 35 Million Transplanted Hairs 92 Years of Combined M.D. Hair Restoration Experience KsALiL, l-OUU-OOtl ft FOR A FREE M.D. CONSULTATION. A FREE VIDEO AND FREE 36-PACE GUIDEBOOK 11711 N. MERIDIAN ST.. SUITE 350. IN CARMEL v 7i Associated F onship at WiUiamstown, Mass. Wernick, making his first appearance in the tournament for players 55 and older, had a 1-under 141 total on the Taconic Golf Club course. Clark MacKen-zle, 55. of Lutherville, Md., shot a 73 to qualify second at 143. Cink wins second Nike title Stewart Cink won his second Nike Tour title of the year, surviving a three-putt bogey on No. 18 for a one-stroke victory over Michael Christie and David Berganio Jr. In the Colorado Classic at Brighton, Colo. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' Pennzoil 200 at Loudon, N.H., on Sunday after leaders Jack Spra-1 gue and Joe Ruttman crashed on the final turn in the 206-lap event. Driving side-by-side over the final circuit on the 1.058-mile New Hampshire International Speedway, Sprague and Ruttman touched in the fourth turn, with Ruttman's Ford spinning around. Hornaday drove his Chevrolet through the smoke for his fourth victory of the season. "It's Just unbelievable. What a finish," Hornaday said. "I thought I'd just stick it hi there and let the other guys do what they wanted." Hornaday of Palmdale, Calif-averaged 97.129 mph for the 218-mile race, which was extended by six laps because of Nathan Buttke's 198th lap accident. Buttke's Chevrolet was badly damaged, but he was not injured. ship, as well as the first for the Ganassi team, drove a conservative but solid race. After the second round of pit stops by the leaders, Vasser was In third place, where he stayed until Scott Pruett got past on the second turn of the last lap as Vasser too experienced tire blister problems. The 30-year-old Vasser was a model of consistency during his championship year, finishing all 16 races, running in the points in all but one and winning four times. Michael Andretti and Ai Unser Jr., who came into the race as the only drivers with a mathematical chance to beat Vasser for the title, were never able to mount a challenge. Andretti, who came in 14 points behind, struggled with handling all weekend, survived a mid-race bumping incident with Bobby Rahal and wound up ninth in the race. Unser, who was 17 points behind, looked strong early in Sunday's race, but had problems at the end and slipped off the lead lap and back to 16th. THF VJ medical iromuic. PKUFEVtlONAI SERVICES PWOVIIH D BY THE BOSLEY MF.DKAL C.MHT LIU MI6LEY, M-D..HH 'NDEJt AND UUKKHI http:www.bosley.com -if v HA I i vl t ti THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR Injuries leave Indiana with tailback question By Curt Cavin STAFF WRITER With competition at several positions, Indiana University football coach Bill Mallory believed he had one position nailed down. Now he's faced with uncertainty at tailback, too. Alex Smith, IU's tailback starter, suffered a chest wall contusion after gaining 174 yards in Saturday night's 40-6 season-opening victory at Toledo. Smith is questionable for this week's home opener against Miami of Ohio (1 p.m.). Backup tailback Eugene Jones (sore back) did not travel to Toledo, and his second-string status was Jeopardized by the outstanding play of freshman Jason Spear, who relieved Smith when he was Jarred against a concrete wall late in the third quarter. Just a week ago. Spear was in danger of being dropped from the rotation. But when Jones complained of back soreness after an intrasquad scrimmage, Spear got an opportunity to practice with the first unit. Position coach Frank Kurth said the 5-11, 210-pounder made immediate progress. Saturday night, Spear scored three touchdowns and completed the drive Smith Ignited. That 3-yard TD gave IU a 20-6 lead en route to a 40-6 victory. Spear also scored on a 1-yard vault and a 32-yard run off the left side. "He showed real good running ability when we were thin-city," Mallory said. Spear, who prepped at Logans-port, was most proud of his shortest TD, in which he Jumped, Anthony Thompson-style, over the iAT&T HANDHELD INCLUDES FREE Desktop Charger Leather Case Charging Cig. Cord 4529 West Niw ictlvulont only. Subject to credit chock approved rate plan. Fee will be charged P""T- -. w"""" "'I ; til I'lZriil ItiiiiD tnr...3 Oil EEiiOl 11 III iidlFS MR Lid sf Olio! Sept 21 at Kentucky Sept 28 NORTHWESTERN Oct 5 at Illinois Oct 12 IOWA (Homecoming) Oct 19 at Michigan Oct 26 PENN STATE Nov 3 at Michigan State Nov 16 OHIO STATE Nov 23 at Purdue MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1996 C7 middle of the offensive line. The ball popped loose after he crossed the goal line. Later, he had his helmet knocked off while fighting for additional yardage. "I've learned a lot in the past few weeks," Spear said. "I've got to get tougher." Smith was hospitalized overnight in Toledo for precautionary reasons. He returned to Blooming-ton on Sunday and is expected at afternoon practice today, though his participation will be limited. Jones' status is to be determined. In other injury news, starting right guard Michael Mihelic suffered a knee Injury Saturday night, damaging his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Nebraska's still on top Nebraska strengthened Its grip -on the No. 1 ranking In The Associated Press' Top 25 college football poll. 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